SCOTTISH LEATHER GROUP SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

BROCHURE DESIGN / INFOGRAPHICS / ART DIRECTION

Scottish Leather Group is a UK based manufacturer of high-quality leather. The group is formed of a number of companies including Bridge Of Weir, Lang and Muirhead Leather. They have made significant investments over many years to improve the sustainability of their plants and this allows them to have one of the lowest carbon footprints for leather production in the EU.

In 2016, the loft was asked to design and produce their ‘Annual Sustainability Report,’ the organisation was looking to highlight the exceptional outcomes they had achieved over the past decade including a significant reduction in CO2 for their plants, the winning of various awards and some of the best health and safety statistics for a company of its type.

The brochure included beautifully art-directed photography, creative info-graphics and a series of special features to bring the information to life. The creativity, quality and efficiency of the 2016 project were all deemed to be a huge success and this has led to a strengthened relationship which continues to this day. The loft also now works with all Scottish Leather Group brands and continues to work on the Sustainability Report where we are following a ‘five-year-plan’ to oversee a more sustainable ‘Sustainability Report.’ This involves a transition towards digital, a smaller report and one which is printed in a more environmentally friendly way.

Each of the reports have been innovative yet in-line with the style of the brand while the photography and infographics have regularly been used by the organisation for other purposes. The 2017-18 reports have seen the beginning of the transition to a more ‘Sustainable’ report by using lighter prints saving ink and a reduction in size too.

We have very much enjoyed working with the entire SLG team and look forward to continuing our collaboration.

“Production of our Annual Sustainability Report used to be one of the most stressful jobs in the marketing calendar due to its complexity and a tight deadline. This year it was stress-free, thanks to everybody involved including the loft. It is a marked improvement on earlier versions and the introduction of infographics has transformed this publication.”

James Lang, Group Marketing Director of Scottish Leather Group Limited