At J. Wood Leathers, we source all of our hides and skins from reliable, sustainable tanneries from around the world. The large majority of our leathers are a direct bi-product of the meat industry. None of the animals are bread specifically for their hides. We don’t stock any rare or “exotic” animal leathers.
We will always endeavour to use the most sustainable sources for our leathers whenever possible. As an example, our Seal Skins are sourced directly from Inuit hunters in Greenland. The animals are hunted for food- a traditional way of life which goes back centuries.
We are also very conscious of the environmental impact the chemicals used in the tanning of our leathers will have. Every one of our trusted and reputable suppliers strive to ensure that all environmental rules and regulations are met, in terms of both the chemicals and the processes used. All of our leathers comply with European standards.
We regularly submit our leather for REACH and BLC testing. This ensures that our leathers continue to meet with British and EU standards. We are happy to supply customers with said test results upon request. Please be advised that this will likely incur an additional surcharge as different tests will be required depending on the customers specific project specifications.
For further information regarding our stocked hides and skins, and the different cuts of leather which we have available, please click here. If you then have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We consider the environmental impact of leather supply very seriously.