The Responsible Leather Round Table (RLRT) evolved from Textile Exchange’s vision for a global textile industry that protects and restores the environment, reduces the climate impact of our industry and enhances lives.
The Responsible Leather Round Table is a platform that brings together stakeholders from all parts of the leather industry and related industries to accelerate the adoption of practices that will lead to measurable reduction of carbon emissions from tier 4 and advance animal welfare and fair treatment of workers.
Read the full RLRT Terms of Reference (updated on December 15, 2020).
The Responsible Leather Round Table (RLRT) adds value to the international leather textile industry by bringing together diverse global stakeholders to develop a shared understanding of the issues, create alignment on goals and actions, gain commitment from key industry players, measure progress and mobilize action.
The round table promotes understanding and appropriation of the Textile Exchange Climate+ strategy as a direction for the industry in the next decade.
In 2021, two industry tools, the Leather Impact Accelerator (LIA) and Impact Incentives became available to the industry thanks to the multi-stakeholder engagement and contributions of the Responsible Leather Round Table community.
The Responsible Leather Round Table offers a virtual space, the RLRT Hub, for our stakeholders to engage with individual or all members of the RLRT community, to access community library, get updates and register for RLRT events.
Instructions for registered stakeholders to log in the RLRT Hub. RLRT Hub Login Page
The RLRT also holds virtual meetings periodically and hosts the Round Table Summit alongside Textile Exchange’s Annual Sustainability Conference.