We source traceable rawhides locally from responsible suppliers.
Great leather starts with high quality, ethically sourced raw materials and a commitment to only source our rawhides from ethically responsible suppliers we trust. From the finest herds that graze on local pastures, we source over 98% of our rawhides from the UK and Ireland, all of which are a by-product of the beef and dairy industries.
There’s no risk of deforestation as a result of using any Bridge of Weir leather. And, when it comes to reducing our carbon footprint from added transportation and emissions, there’s no hidden hide miles.
The highest standards of welfare.
Our hides are a by-product of the local food industry and are sourced from the highest-rated territories in the Animal Protection Index, which are able to demonstrate the highest of animal welfare standards including the Five Freedoms set of principles of animal husbandry:
- Freedom from hunger & thirst
Ready access to water and a diet to maintain health and vigour
- Freedom from discomfort
Providing an appropriate environment
- Freedom from pain, injury and disease
Prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
- Freedom to express normal behaviour
Providing sufficient space and proper facilities
- Freedom from fear and distress
Ensuring conditions and treatment, avoiding mental suffering
The finest leathers from
the finest herds.
Our annual Sustainability Report summarises our activities, commitments and innovation agenda. All supporting and driving us towards a more sustainable future.
Responsible sourcing and sustainable tanning are part of our effort under Goal 15 of the UN Global Compact: Life on land. Learn more about our raw hides and responsible sourcing in our report.