Smit & Zoon achieves highest level of ZDHC certification
ZDHC is an organisation initiated in 2011 by 6 fashion brands aiming for a more sustainable operation. Currently, ZDHC has grown to 30 signatory brands, 102 value chain affiliates (including suppliers of chemicals) and 18 associates. Smit & Zoon has been a contributor since early 2018. The Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) used in the Chem-MAP certification sets restrictions to the chemicals that can be used in the production process of leather articles. This is a much wider scope than a regular Restricted Substances List, which only defines restrictions for the finished article.
Smit & Zoon can invite leather manufacturers access the ZDHC GateWay. This will allow you to easily assess your chemicals inventory for ZDHC conformance. Please contact us if you want to receive our invitation.
Smit & Zoon on India International Leather Fair
Smit & Zoon takes part in the India International Leather Fair. This 35th edition of IILF will be held from February 1-3 2020 at Channai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam Chennai.
Leather Naturally starts funding for METCHA year 2
Leather Naturally announced the success story of their Global Marketing Campaign METCHA and started the funding for the second year of this campaign that was launched in July 2019.
Smit & Zoon to use Beet Pulp as an alternative to chemical ingredients in leather production
Thanks to research by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research in close collaboration with Smit & Zoon, the production of leather can become more sustainable. The research has shown that pectins from sugar beet pulp are suitable as bio-based ingredients in the production of leather.