Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Leather trade associations

Trade and Support Organisations

British Footwear Association (BFA)

BFA is an industry group that represents footwear producers based in the UK.

British Travelgoods and Accessories Association (BTAA)

BTAA is an industry group that works on behalf of various actors, from producers to retailers and exporters, in the travel goods and fashion accessories industry.

Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers in the European Community (COTANCE)

COTANCE is an umbrella group that represents the European leather industry.

Scottish Textile and Leather Association (STLA)

STLA is an industry group that works on behalf of manufacturers and designers of textile and leather products.

UK Leather Federation

The UK Leather Federation is a trade association that represents the UK leather industry.

Additional resources


Further Guidance

Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money.

The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) website has information dedicated to the manufacturing industry.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced a Sustainable Manufacturing Toolkit for use by businesses in the manufacturing sector.

Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.

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