"The industries of leather and alternatives are dynamic and innovative, with journeys worth to share"

– Matthea van Staden, co-founder

The objective of Foundation CirQleer

Companies, consumers, educational and governmental institutes feel the need of an independent research and knowledge centre for leather and leather alternatives.

CirQleer responds to this by gathering, developing and sharing knowledge about sustainability and circularity of leather, leather production and alternatives. With the ultimate goal to enlarge the sustainability and circularity of the supply chain and enhance the cooperation in the industry


Research and innovation

Mini lab
Practical experience


Leather maintenance products
Leather replacements
Live cycle analysis
Processing waste /cuttings

Cooperation and knowledge sharing

Education and training
Webinars videos

Cooperation in the supply chain and knowledge sharing is the basis of a sustainable and circular chain in the industry