Our Affiliations
The Leather Working Group (LWG) is made up of member brands, retailers, product manufacturers, leather manufacturers, chemical suppliers and technical experts that have worked together to develop an environmental stewardship protocol specifically for the leather manufacturing industry.
LEATHER NATURALLY is an industry members association that focuses on education and the promotion of leather.

LEATHER NATURALLY promotes the use of globally-manufactured sustainable leather and seeks to inspire and inform designer, creators, and consumers about its beauty, quality and versatility.

LEATHER NATURALLY promotes its activities at major leather fairs and selected conferences. It reaches consumers via the Metcha global campaign. www.metcha.com
The American Leather Chemists Association (ALCA) is the seventh oldest chemistry association in the United States. ALCA publishes the fourth oldest chemistry journal, JALCA, Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association.

Objectives of The American Leather Chemists Association

> To promote the advancement of the knowledge of science and engineering especially in regard to their application to problems facing the leather and leather products industries;

> To encourage and promote the full use of science and engineering in their applications to the leather and leather product industries;

> To publish the result of investigations and research dealing with the above objectives;

> To maintain a set of official methods for the evaluation of leather, leather products, and materials used in their manufacture.
The New England Tanners’ Club is a non-profit organization committed to the education and support of the Leather Industry. The club sponsors educational seminars to encourage discussions relative to the industry direction, new technologies and challenges. Promotional events are held to raise money and stimulate the development of professional relationships and the sharing of rewarding experiences.
The Leather & Hide Council of America (L&HCA) was established in 2020 following the merger of two of the US’ oldest industry associations, the United States Hide Skin and Leather Association, founded in 1979, and the Leather Industries of America, founded in 1917. The result was a powerful new voice for the sector, a trade body representing the interests of some 75 member companies, large and small, ranging from meat packers and hide processors, to leather tanners and finished leather goods producers, in the US and around the world.

The L&HCA is a full-service industry trade association. The association provides its members with government, public relations, and international trade assistance and support. L&HCA is a cooperator organization under the US Department of Agriculture’s foreign market development and market access programs, assisting US firms to develop new markets for agricultural exports and to provide the insights and support services necessary for success.

As well as promoting the quality of US-sourced products, we also lead the way working to establish and promote best practice in leather production, to set new international standards in sustainability and traceability, and to promote those values to stakeholders around the world. L&HCA is at the forefront of the industry’s needs, providing the industry and stakeholders with education and technical information to compete in today’s global marketplace.
Midwest Tanners Association