BY FAR recognizes the significant impacts of leather production on both people and the environment and pledges to source leather from suppliers committed to responsible and sustainable practices.
Suppliers are expected to be committed to minimizing the environmental impact of their production processes and products and respecting ecosystems and biodiversity. BY FAR works with partners to ensure continuous improvement on environmental performance, following the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle.
We have a target to source 100% of our leather from tanneries with environmental, traceability and social compliance certifications and are working extremely hard to achieve this.
Currently, we stand at a total of 60-70% LWG certified leather, depending on each new season. We fully support tannery certification as one of several ways to help drive more responsible and sustainable leather production. We recognise certifications by the Leather Working Group (LWG), the Italian Istituto di Certificazione della Qualità per l’Industria Conciaria (ICEC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
BY FAR is committed to avoiding deforestation and forest degradation, associated with the practices of leather production, by not sourcing leather from cattle raised in the Amazon Biome.
BY FAR recognizes that in order to attain continuous improvement and mitigate risks associated with leather production, full visibility and traceability of the supply chain are necessary and is working hard with suppliers towards achieving this goal.