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Speakers included an eco-footwear company, leather industry trade associations, tanneries and leather technologists, and attendees ranged from leather producers, eco-fashion designers, retailers and environmental NGOs.

The discussion focused on case studies of where leather is becoming more sustainable through improvements in the production processes, analysis of life cycle impacts of leather, ecological footwear design and marketing leather as a sustainable by-product of the meat industry.

With its global expertise in footwear testing on performance and restricted substances, SGS has added sustainability services to its technical solutions for the footwear sector, and can provide training, ecological assessment of footwear products and ecodesign solutions.

To find out more about the Conference on Sustainable Leather or learn how SGS can support sustainable leather projects contact our ecodesign team.

For further information, please contact:

Bethany Murray

SGS United Kingdom Ltd
Saunders House, 52-53 The Mall,
Ealing, London, W5 3TA
t: +44 203 008 7876
f: +44 203 008 7870
Website: www.sgs.com/sustainableproducts

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.