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Leather Certifications and Accreditations you need to know about…

Leather is ubiquitous; it can be found in everything from high-end fashion accessories to automotive interiors. However, as consumers prioritise environmental and ethical practices, there is now an increasing demand for leather that is sustainably and ethically sourced.

Maintaining high quality and sustainability standards is crucial, leading to the establishment of various certifications and accreditations. Here are some key leather certifications and accreditations you need to know about:


Leather Working Group (LWG) Certification:

The Leather Working Group (LWG) is a leading organisation that promotes sustainable and environmentally friendly practices within the leather industry. LWG certifications are awarded to tanneries and leather manufacturers that meet strict environmental standards.

LWG certifications come in three levels: Gold, Silver, and Bronze, reflecting the degree of compliance with these standards. LWG-certified leather is recognised globally for its reduced environmental impact and ethical production practices.


OEKO-TEX® Leather Standard:

The OEKO-TEX® Leather Standard is a globally recognised certification that tests leather for harmful substances. It establishes the standard for textile safety, covering everything from yarn to the finished product. Every item with the STANDARD 100 label is certified to have passed safety tests for harmful substances.


Sustainable Leather Foundation Certification:

The gold rated is the highest level of recognition awarded by the Sustainable Leather Foundation. This certification signifies exceptional performance in sustainability and ethical practices within the leather industry.

Achieving the Gold Rated SLF Certification indicates that a leather manufacturer is a leader in sustainability, ethical practices, and quality, offering consumers the highest level of confidence in their leather products.


Blue Angel:

Blue Angel is a well-known and respected environmental certification, and signifies that a product or service meets high standards of environmental protection.

Products that earn The Blue Angel rating are recognised for their superior environmental performance, making it easier for consumers to make eco-friendly choices. This certification applies to a wide range of products, including electronics, building materials, office supplies, textiles, and more.


ISO 14001:

ISO 14001 is an internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems (EMS). It provides a framework that organisations can use to enhance their environmental performance, ensure compliance with environmental regulations, and achieve sustainability goals.

This certification is applicable to organisations of all sizes and sectors. Achieving this certification demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability, enhances reputation, and can lead to cost savings through improved efficiency and reduced waste. It also provides a competitive advantage, as many customers and business partners prefer to work with environmentally responsible companies.


ISO 9001:

ISO 9001 is an international standard for a quality management system (QMS). It is designed to help organisations ensure they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product or service.



Why you can trust Crest…

With over 25 years of expertise in leather tanning, development, and distribution, Crest Leather has firmly established itself as the leading global producer of the highest quality upholstery leather.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our reputation across diverse sectors including residential, contract, hospitality, and automotive industries.

We are known for our dedication to quality, consistently delivering products that meet the high standards of our global customer base.

Our credibility is further supported by our attainment of globally recognised certifications. These underscore our commitment to stringent quality and environmental standards, making us a trusted partner in the industry. These leather certifications and accreditations not only validate our expertise and reliability but also assert our dedication to providing sustainable and high quality leather globally. Find out more about our certifications and accreditations.