John Lewis to source own-range sofa leather exclusively from Waitrose farms

Split image showing fascias of John Lewis and Waitrose

Department store John Lewis is to exclusively use leather from farms that supply sister retailer Waitrose for its own-label sofas and chairs as the two retailers seek to better complement each other and operate sustainably.

John Lewis said leather will be supplied by “higher-welfare farms” that provide Waitrose with beef.

The scheme follows an earlier tie-up between the department store and Waitrose following the launch in 2021 of “circular-design” John Lewis mattresses, which used wool sourced from Waitrose farms that would otherwise have gone to waste.

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