Leather & Faux Fur Testing

Leather and Faux Fur Authenticity Testing

At Eurofins | BLC, we provide a range of leather verification and faux fur testing services for businesses to verify whether the leather or fur used in consumer products is real or fake.

Due diligence testing for products should be carried out by brands, retailers, manufacturers and suppliers where there may be concerns over the origins of materials. Accepting confirmation from suppliers alone could present a risk.

 

Real or Fake Fur Test for Consumer Products

At Eurofins | BLC, we use microscopy or chemical and physical testing to identify whether fur used in consumer products is real fur or faux fur i.e. whether they are from natural sources or have synthetic origins.

Eurofins | BLC provide all business clients with an official report which can be used to support statements about the product containing either real fur or fake fur.

 

What products should undergo faux fur testing?

Eurofins | BLC work with several international retailers and brands across a wide range of consumer products. Consumer product categories likely to contain real fur, include:

  • Clothing and apparel, including fur lined items and fur trim
  • Footwear, including fur boots
  • Accessories, including gloves, hats, scarves and pom poms/bobbles

 

Why should faux fur testing be carried out?

Recent media attention is increasing and placing pressure on brands and retailers, as several cases of consumer products being marketed and sold containing faux fur, have contained real fur when tested.

At Eurofins | BLC, we are urging brands, retailers, manufacturers and suppliers to carry out regular and independent product verification as part of a structured due diligence testing programme.

 

Eurofins | BLC Leather Testing & Verification Services

As experts within the leather industry, Eurofins | BLC provide 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 or management problems in the leather supply chain.

We understand the challenges associated with making leather and supplying product 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 a consistent quality.

 

For faux fur testing, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • Fast turnaround times - most testing results available within 5 working days
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand test report
  • Technical back up and support from leather product and supply chain experts in the UK
  • Highly competitive pricing
  • An assured pedigree through 95 years of experience

 

Become a Eurofins | BLC Member and access:

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

 

Eurofins | BLC Membership Benefits

How to provide assurance to consumers that your product is ‘real leather’

Leather Verification Testing

Eurofins | BLC can also test your products to ensure that they are genuine leather through leather verification testing. You need leather verification testing to retail your products as ‘genuine leather’. At Eurofins | BLC, we will test your products to ensure the material used is in accordance to BS 2780: 1983+A1:2013.

More Information on Leather Verification

Leathermark Testing (UK)

If you are a Eurofins | BLC Member or a supplier to a Member, you can test products destined for retail in the UK for the use of the Leathersure Certified Trademark (Leathermark). This mark is used to provide assurance to consumers that your product consists of at least 80% leather. 

The Leathermark is used as a successful marketing tool by many brands to promote genuine leather products in the UK.

More About Leathermark Testing

Eurofins | BLC? has over 95 years’ experience in the leather industry so who better to verify your leather than the leather experts?

 

Contact Eurofins | BLC Today

Eurofins | BLC can help with any concerns or questions you may have about the genuine origins of products in your supply chain, including fur and leather. To test your products with us, contact us today via info@blcleathertech.com or telephone +44(0)1604 679999.

Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, 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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Testimonials

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

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Netherlands

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Mulberry

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

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

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

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

Next

United Kingdom

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IKEA

Sweden

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

Clarks International

United Kingdom

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

Gheli International

India

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

Casino Hide Tanners

Australia

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

Asos

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.”

ScS

United Kingdom

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