What is leather verification testing?

In order to correctly advertise and market your products as 'genuine leather', it is advised to verify your leather. At Eurofins | BLC, we verify your products to ensure the leather used is in accordance with BS 2780: 1983+A1:2013.

Eurofins | BLC has 100 years’ experience in the leather industry so who better to verify your leather than the leather experts?


Leathermark use in the UK

Having your leather verified does not entitle you to use the Leathermark in the UK. In order to use the Leathermark on your products, you need to be a Eurofins | BLC Member or a supplier to a Eurofins | BLC Member.


Leathermark Verification


Species testing for leather products

Leather verification testing does not tell you what species of animal have been used in the production of your leather. Eurofins | BLC does, however, offer species testing separately. Many of our customers pair up leather verification testing with our species testing, so you can confirm what animal your leather comes from.


Species Testing


How long does leather verification take?    


Turnaround Time



4 working days



2 working days

£Quotation + 50%


Next day service*

£Quotation + 100%

*Please enquire about our next day service, available on a case-by-case basis. All samples for next day testing must be received by 10am of the agreed testing date.


Eurofins | BLC Leather Testing & Verification Services

As experts within the leather industry, Eurofins | BLC provides a wide range of leather tests for leather products, samples, and wet blue. Eurofins | BLC can also help your business solve leather production and product problems.

Eurofins | BLC’s leather testing and problem-solving services, include:


Please read our testing terms and conditions.

World-leading leather testing experts

With all this knowledge, support and experience at your fingertips, who better to test your leather than Eurofins | BLC?.

At Eurofins | BLC, we have the technical pedigree in leather technology to provide fast accurate solutions to technical, environmental and management problems in the leather supply chain.

We understand the challenges associated with making leather and supplying products to leather manufacturers and retailers.

We are conscious of changing customer attitudes towards traceability in the leather supply chain, as well as the consumer's high demand for increasing quality balanced with competitive prices.

Therefore, manufacturers and suppliers are under pressure to deliver leather faster, in smaller quantities, and of consistent quality.


For leather verification services, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • Fast turnaround times - leather verification results available within 4 working days
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand leather verification report
  • Technical back up and support from leather product and supply chain experts in the UK
  • Highly competitive pricing
  • An assured pedigree through 100 years' of experience


Become a Eurofins | BLC Member and access:

  • Discounted prices
  • Priority testing allocation
  • Access to advanced technical support


Eurofins | BLC Membership Benefits

Our technicians examine the leather by visual assessment and light microscopy using a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) calibrated stage micrometer.

Leather verification is the same test, regardless of leather type. Our technicians assess the materials, and following the standard guidelines, determine whether your sample is genuine leather, or not.

Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS and CPSC and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust Eurofins | BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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"Membership allowed us to use the expertise of Eurofins | BLC to improve our suppliers' environmental performance."

Clarks International

United Kingdom

"We were very impressed by the speaker on the leather training course who had excellent knowledge of the subject."


United Kingdom

"We thought every part of the Eurofins | BLC leather course was very informative and interesting."

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

"All parts of the leather training course were relevant and very informative. I now have a new appreciation for leather!"

Ralph Lauren

United States of America

"Eurofins | BLC Membership allows us to develop innovative high quality raw materials in order to continue our product improvement programme."


United Kingdom

"Through Eurofins | BLC Membership, we have access to technical support for leather product testing, helping us to provide more efficient services to our customers."

William Lamb

United Kingdom

“10 years of Eurofins | BLC Membership has enabled us to provide continuous assurance of product quality and safety, giving our customers greater confidence in our products.”


United Kingdom

"I enjoyed the combination of theoretical and practical training on the 4-day leather course."


United Kingdom

"Smart chemical testing of wet blue saves our business time and money."

Casino Hide Tanners


"I became a Member to take advantage their specification building services and 1-2-1 regulatory advice."

Gheli International


"I just wanted to say a big thanks for 2 great days of leather education last week."



"I enjoyed all of the leather course as a chemist I wanted to understand the whole process of making leather."

Smit & zoon


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