Industry challenges Veja’s leather decision

World Leather
8 min readAug 27, 2021

Veja has published the results of a lifecycle assessment (LCA) exercise, claiming that it shows raw materials to contribute more than 70% of its total carbon footprint, with leather accounting for almost all of that. Senior figures in the leather industry have entered into dialogue with the Paris-based footwear brand, but Veja is sticking to its numbers and has trumpeted a decision, based on those figures, to reduce its use of leather.

Footwear brand Veja published a detailed report on its carbon footprint earlier this year. It said that the raw materials…

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