Authentic Leather, Timelessly True

We champion the responsible production and accurate representation of high-quality, full-grain Italian vegetable-tanned leather—a unique material that gracefully matures and improves over time.

Leather Quality

For us, quality encapsulates the careful selection of materials, meticulous craftsmanship, and adherence to time-honoured processes, all designed to produce a durable and aesthetically pleasing product that will stand the test of time.


For us, sustainability embodies our commitment to mindful resource use, ethical practices, and environmental protection, ensuring a healthy present and a thriving future for generations to come.


At Cuoio Superiore, we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of quality and sustainability in the leather industry. Our certification process ensures that only the finest, responsibly produced, and authentic Italian vegetable-tanned leather receives our seal of approval.


Leather StandarD
At A Glance


The LEATHER STANDARD certificate is valid for 12 months. It can be checked online at any time via the number given on the label.


To ensure continuous product safety, you can apply to expand or extend the certificate by a further year at any time.


Costs The costs include laboratory costs, the company audit costs and a certificate fee. Receive your preliminary estimate from the relevant institute!

Company Visits

Company Visits After the initial audit, the mandatory on-site company visit is carried out at least every three years by an independent Cuoio Superiore testing institute.


Benefits for producers

  • Use the independent testing of your products by the world-leading Cuoio Superiore institutes as a strong, trust-building action for your company. 
  • We can help you to comply with national and international statutory regulations, which are sometimes very different. As a consistent and scientifically founded standard, the Cuoio Superiore criteria catalogue is used to assess critical substances in leather articles. 
  • Save cash: we offer you practical assistance for your operational quality assurance so there is no need for you to provide your own resources yourself. 
  • The costs for a certification according to LEATHER STANDARD are distributed equally over all participating production levels using a modular system. As we recognise certificates from every stage of leather production, you only pay for your share of the test cost. 
  • Open up new customer potentials: retail chains, discounters and wholesalers structure their delivery conditions on the basis of the LEATHER STANDARD and the RSL list contained therein. This saves you additional time-consuming reconciliation processes. 
  • Showcase your company and your certified product range free of charge in the Cuoio Superiore Buying Guide on our website.