Aegean Leather and Leather Products Exporters’ Association moves forward with the awareness of economic, social and environmental sustainability for the whole business world as an important representative of the export world. Our Association established the "Leather Industry Sustainability Working Group" in the beginning of 2021 with the participation of industry representatives and professionals from the business community. The association is one of the sponsors of Shoe Sustainability Summit held on September 2020 by Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America.
In order to fulfil corporate and social responsibility, Aegean Exporters' Associations has intensified all the works in the field of sustainability, and declared the Manifest of Sustainability which constitutes the framework of all the works by announcing 2020 as the year of Sustainability.
Aegean Exporters' Associations contribute to the business models to achieve a sustainable structure, stand by its members on the way of Sustainable Export and aim to be a role model with the activities in the organizational structure.
Our association is proud to announce that one of the members-Sepiciler- is a part of the world’s first “Biocircular Leather Project Ecotan” with Silvateam. A new tanning system that is safe, green and clean with no metals, no adehydes and no dangerous substances. Ecotan is truly a “biocircular” technology. At the end of the leather’s useful life it can turn into an organic fertilizer that is high in nitrogen and carbon with a hydroxylation process. It is a leather that completes the loop, coming from nature and returning back to nature.
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