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Labelling & Descriptions of Leather

It is very important that regulations and standards on labelling and descriptions of leather, and the enforcement of these, are clear and accurate. This is to ensure that consumers are not confused and misled regarding what is and isn’t leather, because there are many products that imitate leather and some that pretend to be leather when they are not. Correct labelling also has the benefit of protecting the image of leather from damage in the event that inferior products that may have been inaccurately presented as leather fail to perform to expectations.     

The generally accepted definition of leather that has been adopted in a wide range of national and international standards follows the definition set out in the ICT publication “International Glossary of Leather Terms” visit page.

Labelling legislation Database

Summary of Registrations of the Leathermark

Code of Practice on Labelling & Designation

International Glossary of Leather Terms

ICT Membership

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