Our Leatherprint

Our LEATHERPRINT® – our commitment to eco-conscious craftsmanship, societal well-being, and sustainable practices.

Our LEATHERPRINT® platform consolidates our sustainability initiatives, guiding our manufacturing processes transparently. LEATHERPRINT® represents innovation and ethical business conduct, demonstrating our dedication to positively impacting society and the environment.

Our Garden

In this space. Our Green oasis. Every creation embodies our unwavering commitment to positive change through the LEATHERPRINT® initiative. With a focus on conscious practices in the realms of environment, society, and economic activity. Our LEATHERPRINT® is our living manifesto. The three circles symbolise our SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, and ENVIRONMENTAL initiatives—each a testament to our dedication to positively impacting sustainability. At Mossop Leather, we're cultivating a greener future, one circle at a time. Stay tuned to find our more about initiatives we take part in.

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Our Spekboom Garden

The Cows of Mossop

Mossop Leathers recognises the United Nations Global Compact as a global movement towards reducing our impact on the planet.


The United Nations Global Compact serves as a guiding beacon for organisations worldwide, offering a framework to integrate better and best practices into business operations through the lens of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At Mossop Leather, we acknowledge the importance of aligning our actions with the UN's SDGs, which focus on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption efforts. We are fully committed to this Compact, and our LEATHERPRINT goals and actions reflect this dedication.


To visually symbolise our commitment to sustainability, we collaborated with Cape Town-based artist Gareth Nyandoro to create a striking installation featuring 12 cows. Each cow represents one of the Sustainable Development Goals identified by Mossop, encapsulating our efforts for the environment, society, and ethical business practices.


These cows stand as a beautiful testament to our dedication and serve as a constant reminder of the importance of our mission through Our LEATHERPRINT initiative. Let's continue working towards a brighter, better future for all.

Spekboom

Spekboom (Portulacaria Afra) is a South African succulent, known for its green leaves and red stems. Included in our manifesto for its benefits, it supports wildlife, offers medicinal relief, and requires less water than traditional gardens. Notably, it's a potent carbon sequester, capturing 2.9 to 8.6 tonnes of CO2 per hectare annually.

Sourcing Spekboom led us to Mamma Rose, a local who funds a school with plant sales. Our garden's 9000 Spekboom plants attract African honey bees, aiding pollination and providing food for wildlife. The garden also sequesters two tons of carbon annually, complementing our commitment to responsible manufacturing.

Spekboom

Spekboom (Portulacaria Afra) is a South African succulent, known for its green leaves and red stems. Included in our manifesto for its benefits, it supports wildlife, offers medicinal relief, and requires less water than traditional gardens. Notably, it's a potent carbon sequester, capturing 2.9 to 8.6 tonnes of CO2 per hectare annually.

Sourcing Spekboom led us to Mamma Rose, a local who funds a school with plant sales. Our garden's 9000 Spekboom plants attract African honey bees, aiding pollination and providing food for wildlife. The garden also sequesters two tons of carbon annually, complementing our commitment to responsible manufacturing.

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Embark on an educational journey with Mossop Leather Garden! We welcome school groups for an immersive and enriching experience. Our guided tours provide students with a captivating insight into the world of leather production, sustainability practices, and the beauty of our leather garden. From understanding the leather-making process to exploring our eco-friendly initiatives, students will gain valuable knowledge in an engaging and interactive setting. Book a visit now to inspire curiosity, foster learning, and create lasting memories at Mossop Leather Garden.

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Our Physical Manifesto

The three circles in the Garden represent our SOCIAL, ECONOMIC and ENVIRONMENTAL initiatives that impact sustainability in a positive manner.

Manifesto in Motion

The Triad of Sustainability

Society

Economic

Environment

Sewing the Seeds Of Garden

Initiatives

Leather Working Group Leading the Charge for Sustainable Leather
Initiatives

Leather Working Group Leading the Charge for Sustainable Leather

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Understanding REACH: A Guide to European Chemical Regulations
Initiatives

Understanding REACH: A Guide to European Chemical Regulations

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Chrome Tanning - Dispelling Myths and Embracing Modern Leathercraft
Initiatives

Chrome Tanning - Dispelling Myths and Embracing Modern Leathercraft

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In 2023, all the leathers we produced were 100% free of PFAS.

We achieved a silver rating accreditation from Leather Working Group in 2022.

175 Year Journey.

At our Blignaut Street tannery, we rigorously monitor processes to prevent chromium 6 release.

Proud to be SATRA's gold member.

Coal consumption reduced by 28% in the last five years.

55% of electricity generated from renewable solar energy.