World Leather Day 2024

Welcome to World Leather Day

On April 26, 2024, we come together as an industry to celebrate World Leather Day, honouring the enduring and unique qualities of leather. Our theme for this year’s celebration is “Repair, Reuse, Repurpose” emphasising the long-lasting, repairable, and versatile qualities of leather that make it the ideal material for a circular society.


Environmental sustainability: emphasising the repair, reuse and repurposing of leather promotes more sustainable environmental practices. By extending the life of leather goods in these ways we can reduce environmental impact.

Reduction of Waste: recycling of leather waste or repurposing into new products or materials helps close the loop and minimise waste generation.

Economic Benefits: repairing and reusing leather goods can bring economic benefits to individuals, businesses, and communities. It allows consumers to extend the life of their leather items, which means they need to consume less so save money. For businesses, offering repair services or making reused leather products can open new sources of revenue and promote customer loyalty.

Promoting the circular economy: adopting repair, reuse and repurposing practices is in line with the principles of a circular economy, using resources more efficiently and minimising waste.


About World Leather Day

On this special day, we come together as an industry to highlight the exceptional suitability of leather for Repair, Reuse and Repurpose. We believe that embracing these practices plays an important role in minimising our environmental footprint. Whether in fashion, furniture, car interiors or leather goods, leather stands as an enduring symbol of quality and circularity, embodying sustainability in various applications.

Our Mission for World Leather Day

World Leather Day is more than just a celebration; it’s a commitment to responsible practices. We aim to foster a deeper understanding of the leather industry by showcasing its craftsmanship, innovation, and sustainability.

Join The Celebration

Whether you are a leading company or brand, a seasoned leather professional, designer, student, reporter from the industry, an employee of a leading leather-related company or a curious newcomer, we invite you to become a partner of World Leather Day and join the celebration.

Let’s celebrate the longevity and sustainability of leather on World Leather Day – 26 April!

Click here to register for the Social Media Kit. The Social Media package will be shared with you a few days before World Leather Day.