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 Webinar Archive

Leather Learning Series 2021 – Part 4 – Joint webinar by Textile Exchange and Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB). June 1, 2021

Presenters of the webinar “Traceability at the farm level: a focus on Brazil” introduced to the audience the context of traceability at the farm level, shed light on the challenges for traceability at the cattle production level, and shared their perspectives on the current state, opportunities, and practical ways to support better traceability for cattle, beef and leather supply chains. Presentation slides.

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Leather Learning Series 2021 – Part 3 – Traceability Solution Providers in the Leather Supply Chain. May 25, 2021

Webinar 3 of the Traceability series offered an overview of how supply chain mapping contributes to the transparency and traceability of the leather supply chain; what supply chain mapping tool/services and traceability technologies are applicable to the leather supply chain. The webinar also featured some leather suppliers that have implemented traceability solutions in their supply chains. Presentation slides.

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Leather Learning Series 2021 – Part 2 – Traceability Expectations of Sustainability Standards in the Leather Supply Chain. May 20, 2021

The second webinar focused on traceability expectations of the standards by the Leather Working Group (LWG), Oeko-Tex Association, the Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF), and the Certification Institute for Leather Sector (ICEC). Presentation slides.

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Leather Learning Series 2021 – Part 1 – Understanding Traceability and the UNECE Traceability Guidelines. May 4, 2021

During this webinar, our expert speakers covered the following talking points: What traceability is and how it can be addressed in a supply chain; challenges for traceability at the farm level in Latin America: from birth farm to slaughterhouse; updates from the UNECE on traceability in the garment and footwear sector. Presentation Slides.

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Webinar: Leather Impact Accelerator (LIA) 0.1 Launch + Pilot Year. January 12, 2021

The LIA team at Textile Exchange launched version 0.1 of the Leather Impact Accelerator for a full year of piloting and implementation in 2021.

Watch the recording of this webinar to learn about how the different components of LIA work and how you can participate, whether you are a brand or retailer, supply chain member, or a farmer.

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Leather Learning Series – Part 3 – Leather Processing: Stages, Challenges, Solutions
October 13, 2020

In Part 3 of the Leather Learning Series, our speakers shed light on the stages of leather processing, environmental and social challenges, chemical management, and available solutions in the sector.

Speakers: Michael Costello, Group Director of ESG at Stahl; Fernando Bellese, Chief Sustainability Officer at PrimeAsia Leather Company; Dr. Julian Schenten, Senior Researcher at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences; Deborah Taylor, Managing Director, Sustainable Leather Foundation.
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Leather Learning Series – Part 2 – Leather’s Connection to the Farm
June 23, 2020

Leather’s Connection to the Farm featured stories from and about the source of leather – the farm. The webinar speakers introduced the regenerative grazing and its benefits to farmers, soil, and livestock; explained how cattle farming practices can be environmentally sound, socially responsible, and economically viable; revealed environmental and social challenges of farmers in Brazil, and more. To learn more, please access the recording, the presentation, and the transcript of the Q&A.

Speakers:Pablo Borrelli, Co-founder of Ovis 21, EOV Program Manager at Savory Institute; Charton  Jahn Locks, Associate Founder and CEO, Aliança da Terra; Mariano Salerno, Director, Sustainable Products Development, ACDI; Kaley Segboer, Certification Framework Manager, Canadian Round Table for Sustainable Beef (CRSB)
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Leather Learning Series – Part 1 – The Inherent Sustainability of Leather
April 14, 2020

The Inherent Sustainability of Leather focused on describing the fundamentals of leather – its value as a material, its natural sustainability, and a discussion on its role in a circular economy.  We would like to thank the webinar speakers and participants for an engaging and well attended event.

Speakers:Anne Gillespie, Director of Impact Acceleration – Textile Exchange,; Stephen Sothmann, President – Leather & Hide Council of America;Kerry Senior, Director – Leather UK;Egbert Dikkers, Chair – Leather Naturally
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Traceability in the  Leather  Production Supply Chain webinar
March 31, 2020

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