Consumers of leather products, and of fashion more generally, are increasingly paying attention to the values championed by labels.
Preserving expertise, local and regional production, protection of natural resources, animal well-being, short supply chains, respect for the value chain: companies in the leather sector, whether major groups, SMEs or middle-market companies, are already implementing actions in these areas.
The Sustainable Leather Forum will showcase best practices in the leather sector in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, from a social, environmental and economic perspective.
The Sustainable Leather Forum will therefore be the occasion to present to professionals and stakeholders in the sector the changes seen in consumer behaviour as well as the tools and solutions to put into practice.
Testimonies and round tables led by companies and organisations that have already worked on this subject will alternate with convivial break times.
Who is the Sustainable Leather Forum for?
Anyone working in the fashion, leather, footwear, leather goods and luxury sectors, in France and abroad.
This ranges from hide producers to tanneries, manufacturers of footwear and leather goods to distributors of finished goods, as well as public bodies, institutions and opinion leaders.
Editorial – Yves Morin, President of the Organizing Committee
In recent years, the commitment to sustainable development of companies working in the tanning, footwear, leather goods and glove making industries have been the subject of criticism. Journalists, associations and social media have produced reports attacking the quality of products or companies, and have carried out media campaigns to alert public opinion to the problems they have identified.
The impact of these communications is greater as they are part of a general trend in society which has intensified in the last five years, in favour of more sustainable development in consumer goods. Indeed, to the question «Would you be more loyal to a responsible and ethical brand?» 59% of American consumers said “yes”, as did 85% of Chinese consumers! * […]