The Conseil National du Cuir is organising the first Sustainable Leather Forum in Paris

January 17th, 2019

1er forum international Sustainable Leather Forum organisé le par Conseil National du Cuir
1er forum international Sustainable Leather Forum organisé le par Conseil National du Cuir

For a long time, the French leather industry has been seeking to reduce the impact of its activities on the environment and focusing on aspects such as the circular economy, product sourcing, traceability, professional training and the working conditions of its employees and its local and regional roots.  

Inspired by these commitments, the professionals of the leather industry, gathered under the aegis of the Conseil National du Cuir, have decided to organise in Paris the first international “Sustainable Leather Forum”, dedicated to social responsibility in the leather production, footwear, leather goods and glove making professions.

The Sustainable Leather Forum aims to be a place for discussion, where experiences, innovation and progress in terms of tools, products and new technology for sustainable industrialisation will be presented and debated by companies, public bodies and institutions.

The goal of the Sustainable Leather Forum is twofold: demonstrate the best practices of the leather industries, notably French companies, combined with examples from other sectors, in the areas of employment and economic opportunities, and offer players in the fashion industry, political leaders and opinion makers the opportunity to reflect and identify solutions to encourage sustainable development in their area of activity.


Date: Monday 16 September 2019
Times: 9am to 6pm
Entrance fee: sliding scale, starting at 50€
Venue: FNTP – 3 rue de berri 75008 PARIS  


For more information on the organisation of the event and sponsoring opportunities, please contact Aurélie METHARAM at
For more information on the agenda or to contribute during the forum, please contact Yves MORIN at



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Le Conseil National du Cuir

The confederation brings together 21 federations and professional unions of the French leather industry, ranging from the farming of livestock through to the finished products.

The French leather industry

  • 12 800 businesses
  • 25 billion euro turnover, 
  • 133,000 people employed in the leather, tanning, footwear, leathergoods and glovemaking and leather goods retail industries.
  • One of the world leaders for finished calf leather and exotic leather
  • 3rd biggest exporter in the world of leathers and raw hides
  • 13th largest exporter of finished leathers
  • World No.3 for exports of leathergoods