Leather Round Table

About the Leather Round Table

The Leather Round Table (LRT) 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 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 LRT Terms of Reference (updated on December 15, 2020).

Importance of the Responsible Leather Round Table

The Leather Round Table (LRT) 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 Leather Round Table community.

The Leather Round Table offers a virtual space, the LRT Hub, for our stakeholders to engage with individual or all members of the LRT community, to access community library, get updates and register for LRT events.

Instructions for registered stakeholders to log in the LRT Hub. LRT Hub Login Page

The LRT also holds virtual meetings periodically and hosts the Round Table Summit alongside Textile Exchange’s Annual Sustainability Conference.

2021 Leather Round Table Summit

Organic Cotton Round Table

Leather Round Table online meeting on Goals and Strategy February 22, 2021

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