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REALGRADE™ is a regulation standard and a mark for and by leather manufacturers, suppliers and animal husbandry ministries.
The mark assures every consumer globally that any leather article bearing the REALGRADE™ mark is ethically sourced, environmentally sustainable and manufactured in compliance with all animal cruelty norms and regulations.
The mark of REALGRADE™ Leather is symbolic of a step towards leather products that are honest, sustainable and ethical. From apparel, saddles, bags to even furniture, as a certification mark, it represents leather that is:
REALGRADE™ is a step taken to give an awareness and regulatory platform to the stringent legal legislatures of Animal & Husbandry Ministry of New Zealand that are dedicated and committed to sustainable farming & ethical treatment of livestock animals.
The REALGRADE™ Leather mark is a concrete validation of the norm where leather is strictly a certified by-product of the meat industry which is recognised, monitored and approved by government laws and legislatures. This initiative, on behalf of NZ Meat Producers, aims to have the norms followed for ethical consistency, along with being listed for public access and transparency.
As a testament to this endeavour, all the documentation is legal and carries proof of being vetted by the New Zealand Government itself.
The REALGRADE™ mark represents leather made articles that are sourced strictly as a certified by-product of the meat industry. These livestock and food processing units are all licensed post abiding by laws and policies of the Government and PETA. This means that all requirements for humane and hygienic treatment of animals have been duly met and abided by.
The REALGRADE™ Leather Mark also acts as a regulatory mechanism for ensuring post a complete audit and scrutiny process, that the leather manufacturing and processing chain is sustainable and eco-friendly. A series of tests are conducted on finished leather and scrutinised by EU accredited entities to ensure that leather is REACH compliant. This global standard ensures that all dyes & tanning agents used in manufacturing and processing of leather are ORGANIC AND NATURAL. This means that there is no harm caused to the eco-system and all materials are safe for human contact.
Lastly, REALGRADE™ is symbolic of leather articles that are created in humane working conditions with the manufacturers being accredited with SA8000:2015 or similar from renowned auditing bodies.
This standard reflects labour provisions contained within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions. It also respects, complements and supports national labour laws around the world, and currently helps secure ethical working conditions for over two million workers across the globe.
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