As a leather supplier, we have to provide our customers with a guarantee of the quality of the product. In most cases, the current production model requires the brand to select: the raw materials, the suppliers, and finally delegate the purchase to the companies that manufacture the final product.
This model, however, does not allow the brand to exercise real control over the raw materials used.
The shoe factory may not follow the instructions received from the brand and buy part of the raw materials from other “unofficial” suppliers. Do these suppliers guarantee compliance with the required quality standards?
We Are Srl thought a tool developed by “The ID Factory®” aims to gather all the details and product information: how, where, with which materials is made, the origins, the suppliers, where it has traveled, etc.
So as to create a sole identity card for each one.
All this is possible thanks to an innovative traceability system. It is able to record the entire leather production cycle both in-house and at third-party manufacturers, from source to production.
To date, it is used by all our suppliers and more than 100 shoe manufacturers in more than 20 countries around the world.
We strongly believe that traceability and transparency is a necessary step to embrace sustainability. A necessary target in the fashion industry. That’s why it is one of our sustainability projects.
Leather is a recycling from the food industry.
Based on this assumption, we decided to build the project around the LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT methodology on the leather process:
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is the aim of the Collection