The project “More Sustainable Chemistry along Leather Supply Chains” at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da) aims to support the leather industry in its transformation towards a more sustainable chemistry. It is based on a co-creative collaboration between actors within the leather context and the interdisciplinary university team. In the project, the actors developed together an optimistic future scenario for the year 2035, in which the industry – on a global scale – successfully masters the challenges of a more sustainable leather chemistry.
While the so-called “Darmstadt Leather Project” has officially come to an end last year, an important milestone was still in the making. Finally, on May 3, the “Guiding Principles – More Sustainable Leather Chemistry” was published. We are curious to see whether this document might give an helpful impulse towards more sustainable leather supply chains.