Leather Also Has a Role to Play in the Fight Against Deforestation

All buyers of cowhides or leather anywhere along the value chain – from slaughterhouses to consumers – have a role to play in driving more sustainable production and eliminating deforestation and conversion. Given leather’s status as a luxury good and association with quality, consumer pressure for and awareness of sustainable practices is high. Thus, leather companies and their customers hold a unique lever that can be used to encourage and support sustainable practices.