After successfully raising over US$1.5 million to fund a global campaign to promote leather, the Leather Naturally initiative has announced it now has over 100 members.

New members include LASRA, as well as other national leather organisations, leather traders, chemical suppliers, machinery manufacturers and leading tanneries such as Gruppo Mastrotto, Meihua, Tong Hong, Simona and CPL Thailand. Leather Naturally said it has doubled its membership since the start of 2019 and plans further growth through 2020.

“This demonstrates the growing willingness of our industry to work together to promote the benefits of leather,” said Egbert Dikkers, Chairman, Leather Naturally. “In a world that is ever-more focussed on the use of recycled and sustainable materials, it is important that we are sending the right messages to support the use of leather.