In 2017, Textile Exchange began work on what we now call the Responsible Leather Round Table (RLRT). We have brought together over 420 stakeholders, from all parts of the beef and leather industries, to collaborate on creating a shared understanding of the impacts that need to be addressed along the supply chain, to look at the work that is already being done, and to develop on a solution to move the industry forward towards better practices.

The core focus of our work is the development of the Responsible Leather Assessment tool (RLA), which will aim to set a global benchmark for minimum best practices, and will allow brands sourcing leather to send clear demand signals to their supply chains. The RLA will enable the industry to align around actions and targets that will deliver meaningful change on a global scale.

We are thrilled to be a part of the solution to promote positive change within an industry in need of it.
To learn more about our work, please visit the About page, or read through some of our previous meeting materials.