Jackets, belts, bags, shoes, seating: the market for leather is big.

And it serves consumers who care about both design AND safety.

Testing leather goods for harmful substances.

LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX® 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. These include semi-finished products (e.g. wet-blue, wet-white, crust, etc.), finished leather, leather fiber materials and finished goods (clothing, accessories, gloves, bags, covers, etc).

Benefit from our many years of experience in testing for harmful substances - and show customers that you care too.

Who should test?

  • Manufacturers of leather materials and leather articles along the entire supply chain
  • Brands and retailers of leather products
  • Importers and sourcing offices

Verifying and marketing certified leather.

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

Ben Mead
Managing Director
Hohenstein Institute America