March 2024

Collaboration confirmed between Sustainable Leather Foundation and Weev

Collaboration confirmed between Sustainable Leather Foundation and Weev.

We are delighted to announce that the two organisations have entered a formal Memorandum of Understanding designed to create more effective industry communication channels for demonstrating sustainability and due diligence.

This collaboration will bring together the power of more efficient material sourcing, with the ESG due diligence of the suppliers of the materials.

Deborah Taylor, Founder and Managing Director of Sustainable Leather Foundation, commented “Since 2020 when the Foundation was first set up, we have been committed to working across the whole leather value chain to support sustainable improvement and practices. Working closely with Weev now, allows us to extend our remit to the designers who might not ordinarily be exposed to the sustainability of the facilities that are manufacturing the leather they select. We see this as a great opportunity to embed sustainability into the design proposition and thought process.”

Weev’s intelligent platform is a great example of how systems can be adopted to support sustainability objectives and we are looking forward to developing our work with them in the coming months and years.” says, Taylor.

“Our collaboration with the Sustainable Leather Foundation is paramount to our commitment to transparency and sustainability. At Weev, we believe this partnership will enable us to connect brands and tanneries committed to their sustainability goals,” Joanne Stetson, Co-founder and CEO of WEEV.

SLF was established in 2020 and provides a systematic approach to sustainable improvement for the leather industry through its innovative Transparency Dashboard and integrating certification programme. The Foundation now has over 90 partners with 72 Dashboards now available for tanneries, product manufacturers, traders and chemical companies. Dashboard development is currently underway for machinery companies and meatpackers/processors and farmers.

Weev connects brands and suppliers on a shared platform to make the creation process faster, more transparent, and more sustainable. Weev believes in maximizing resources while reducing waste and time to market. Tracking every material and puts into practice. Weev’s suppliers on their platform are in alignment and embrace these principles.

For more information, please contact:

Deborah Taylor, Founder and Managing Director of Sustainable Leather Foundation

Joanne Stetson, Co-founder and CEO of Weev