Sustainability & Ethical Sourcing
At Jacaru, we pride ourselves in working with local suppliers to bring you the finest quality leather materials that are natural, sustainable and renewable. Kangaroo leather is considered amongst the most sustainable leathers – a green alternative to other leathers and synthetic products and widely regarded as an intelligent use of a sustainable resource.
Kangaroos are not farmed. They are harvested in the wild from a large self-replenishing population. While in Australia we are lucky enough to have 48 species of kangaroos, (yes, there are more than just Wallabies and Wallaroos ;-)) only four of the most common species are allowed to be harvested. A small portion of the kangaroo population is taken for the food industry and the leather is a recycled by-product that would otherwise be considered waste.
Currently, the kangaroo population in Australia is considered superabundant and not endangered, estimated to stand around the 50 million mark. Studies have shown that in the last 40 years, harvesting of kangaroos in the wild has had no adverse impact on its population.
Jacaru Australia is a member of Sedex (www.sedexglobal.com). Sedex operates one of the world’s largest collaborative platforms for buyers and suppliers to store, share and report on ethical information about their business and identify risk in supply chains. The platform is used by more than 50,000 members in over 150 countries to manage performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
Sedex is not a standard setting body and doesn’t approve or certify our policies and standards. Instead, being a member of Sedex is a sign of Jacaru’s willingness to share information and to use this information to help manage and improve ethical standards within the supply chain.
The famous Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo is the true mark of Aussie authenticity. It's Australia's most trusted, recognised and widely used country of origin symbol, and is underpinned by a third-party accreditation system, which ensures products that carry the logo are certified as 'genuinely Australian'.