Fact Sheets

Leather Naturally Fact Sheet
The Leather Naturally Fact Sheet presents a series of truths that are often misrepresented about the leather industry in a straightforward and easy-to-understand format.

Leather Not Waste
Leather is perhaps the oldest form of recycling, with leather manufacturers creating a diverse range of products from tactile glove leather to rugged walking boots, soft leather jackets to durable furniture. This simple infographic from Leather Naturally demonstrates the versatility of leather and why we have a responsibility to use a by-product that could otherwise go to waste.

When is Leather Not Leather? Labelling Explained
Different materials have different benefits but labels can be confusing. This straightforward Leather Naturally fact sheet sets out some common labelling descriptions and explains how to interpret them in easy-to-understand terms.

Leather True or False
What's true, what's false? Sort the facts from the fiction about leather in this straightforward guide to the industry.

The Sustainability of Leather FAQ
How are tanneries regulated? How do tanneries manage waste? What is an MRSL?
Frequently asked questions about the sustainability of leather - including traceability, water use, ZDHC and MRSL and the working environment.

Leather Properties
Leather is a versatile material - this short guide from Leather Naturally sets outs the different properties from softness, to water resistant leathers, explaining each in simple terms. 

Leather Naturally Poster
Leather is beautiful, versatile, sustainable. Fact. Download the original and distinctive Leather Naturally posters.

White Paper on The Sustainability of Leather
A white paper view on the sustainabilty of responsibly made leather. While it is quite easy to explain what is not sustainable, declaring something to be sustainable is difficult. There is no precise definition of the term sustainable that allows a simple statement of “yes” to the sustainability of a product.

Learn to Love Leather
Produced by Leather UK this concise guide explains what leather is and perhaps more importantly what it is not as it busts some popular myths and explains just why leather is such an enduring and truly sustainable material.

Back to Basics: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese
Back to Basics is published by World Leatherto provide an insight into what it describes as a ‘complex and changing industry.’ Leather Naturally is pleased to be able to offer it as a download, in six languages.

The Framework for Sustainable Leather Manufacture
Publsihed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, (UNIDOThe Framework for Sustainable Leather Manufacture 2019 is a revision of the 2014 version, which examines the concept of leather as a sustainable and safe material.