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Ensuring Responsible Leather

Jackets, belts, bags, shoes, seating: the market for leather is big. Consumers care about design, safety AND sustainability. Prove that you care too.

Testing Leather Goods for Harmful Substances

OEKO-TEX® LEATHER STANDARD is a globally standardized and independent testing and certification system that ensures the legal conformity and chemical safety of leather at all stages of production.

Verifying Worker and Environmental Protection

OEKO-TEX® STeP certifies transparent and sustainable leather production with rigorous assessment and regular audits. It considers all aspects of worker protection and environmental impact.

Who should test?

  • Manufacturers of leather materials and products along the entire supply chain, including semi-finished (e.g. wet-blue, wet-white, crust, etc.), finished leather, leather fiber materials and finished goods (clothing, accessories, gloves, bags, covers, etc)
  • Brands and retailers
  • Importers and sourcing offices

Verifying and Marketing Certified Leather

Whether sourcing or selling, effective and trustworthy third-party certification reduces risk.

Safety from Harmful Substances:

Sustainable Leather Production:

Traceable Sustainability:

Beyond Compliance

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Americas