sustainability
Providing a quality brand in an environmentally ethical way

Saddlemans is committed to supporting tanneries practicing sustainable procedures that protect our environment. By providing a quality brand in an environmentally ethical way we have become a leader in the premium cowhide leather industry.

It’s important to note that Brazilian chemical products for the leather industry have been rapidly evolving to stay on par with their reputation for excellence. The Brazilian Leather chain has had a great reputation for excellent quality, stable performance and awareness of environmental protection and has subsequently been awarded 17 gold certifications, 14 silver, and 2 bronze from the Leather Working Group (LWG).

“In fact, according to the Institute for Studies and Industrial Marketing (IEMI), 90.8%of the tanning industries preform daily control of its liquid effluents, while 85.9% promote a daily control of the solid waste generated by the activity.” Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (2013) Brazilian Leather. p-30.

“In 2012 alone, 3 tanners received Gold and Silver LWG (Leather Working Group) titles, an international organization conceived by the British Leather Council, making Brazil the second country with the most certified companies.” Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (2013) Brazilian Leather. p-33.

That’s the reason companies in Brazilian Leather’s production chain has increasingly been internationally recognized by their environmental and management procedures. Thus, our goal is to contribute to the eco-friendly efforts by purchasing hides from the tanneries that use the best practices with a commitment to maintaining a high standard of excellence.

Join us in this cause as we practice environmentally friendly procedures by purchasing with responsibility that supports these efforts.