Our LEATHERPRINT® is our ongoing commitment to implementing a conscientiousness of the environment, society and economic activity.

Our LEATHERPRINT ®  is a platform that brings our sustainability commitments into one place where we can share them, build on them, and use them to guide us in manufacturing. It is an opportunity to innovate. It shows us how to benefit society and the environment by the way we conduct our business. Leather is more than we think. 

MOSSOP IS MORE THAN JUST A TANNERY. 

SPEKBOOM

(Portulacaria Afra)(Port-u la-car-i-a -Afra) is a succulent plant found in South Africa. A small bright green leaf with a contrasting red stem
identifies Spekboom.

WHAT AND WHY THE SPEKBOOM 

We chose “Spekboom” in our manifesto because it offers many benefits. The plant is
indigenous to South Africa. It is deemed a miracle plant by many for the
following reasons;

• It is a favourite habitat for insects and birds. 

• It has medical values such as relief for a sore throat. 

• Spekboom is a water-wise alternative to the high maintenance garden it replaced. 

• The Spekboom is a powerful carbon sequester.
Compared to many arid or desert plants, “Spekboom” has a sequestration rate more akin to plants occurring in tropical
or wet environments. 

• The plant can capture and store between 2.9 and 8.6 tonnes
of carbon dioxide per hectare per
year in its aboveground biomass.

OUR SPEKBOOM GARDEN 

The 12 cows of Mossop

Twelve cows represent the goals Mossop identified from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that directs our conscience.


The identified Sustainable Development Goals expressed by our cows embody our effort to the environment, society, and commercial action.

Our Spekboom Garden

We have created a physical manifesto of our LEATHERPRINT®,  reflecting our efforts to become a sustainable manufacturer. We planted a garden of Spekboom, also known as “Pork bush”. The three circles in the garden represent our social, economic and environmental responsibilities to positively impact sustainability. 

THE UNITED NATIONS: GLOBAL COMPACT

The United Nations(UN) Global Compact is a
global network initiative that provides a framework for organisations to embed
and promote sustainability practices and principles in business through
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) .


Globaland local non-government organisations and foundations recognise SDG for its
focus on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Mossop Leather
is committed to the Compact, intending to become a signatory.


Our LEATHERPRINT® goals align with UN’s SDG and represent our efforts, improvements and achievements.
Symbolising these goals in our garden serves as a constant visual reminder of our commitment.