Exotic Leather Blog

Ethics and Sustainability of the Reptile Skin Trade: Ratings

Posted by PanAm Leathers on Mar 4, 2020 1:26:06 PM

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Following last week's blog post detailing how our Sustainability and Ethics Rating System works, this week we are coming back to you with the first official ratings for all the different types of skins that we offer. It is effectively a report card, assessing how each specie performs in the categories that matter to us. We are constantly working with our suppliers and other industry participants to improve in these categories and we will update the ratings over time as things progress.

We understand that everyone values things differently so this should be a good tool for you to evaluate the things that matter to you, as you make your purchases of exotic skins from us. It is important to note that these ratings only apply to our supply chain. We cannot speak to how others source their exotic skins.

 

Product Animal Welfare Biodiversity Conservation Meat Use TOTAL
Alligator Skin 1 2 2 2 7
Anaconda Skin 0 2 2 2 6
Arapaima Skin 0 2 1 2 5
Beaver Tail 0 2 4 0 6
Bison Skin 1 2 3 2 8
Blesbok Hide 0 2 3 2 7
Caiman Skin 1 1 2 1 5
Calf Skin 1 1 4 2 8
Carpincho Skin 0 2 3 2 7
Deer Skin 0 2 4 2 8
Eel Skin 0 2 3 2 7
Hair Sheep 1 1 4 2 8
Haircalf 1 1 4 2 8
Hartbeest Hide 0 2 3 2 7
Karung Skin 1 2 3 2 8
Lamb Skin 1 1 4 2 8
Leather 1 1 4 2 8
Lizard Skin 1 2 2 2 7
Nile Crocodile Skin 1 0 2 2 5
Oryx Leather 0 2 3 2 7
Ostrich Skin 1 1 3 2 7
Peccary Leather 0 2 2 2 6
Pig Suede 1 0 4 2 7
Python Skin 1 2 2 2 7
Salmon Skin 1 1 4 2 8
Sea Snake Skin 1 2 3 2 8
Shark Skin 0 2 3 2 7
Shearling 1 1 4 2 8
Shell Cordovan 1 1 4 2 8
Springbok Hide 0 2 3 2 7
Stingray Skin 0 2 3 2 7
Whip Snake Skin 1 2 3 2 8
Zebra Skin 1 2 1 2 6

 

We hope that you find this useful. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions, concerns or feedback.

Topics: Ethics, Sustainability