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The unsustainable truth of vegan ‘leather’
Friday, January 15, 2021 by While fashion has recently been in the news for its efforts to be more sustainable and less wasteful, footwear has by and large skated by unnoticed. However, the worrying fact is...

Protection of the term ‘leather’ introduced in Italy
Friday, January 15, 2021 by In a key development in May 2020, the Italian council of ministers approved a decree that protected the term ‘leather’.

Cotance holds delayed elections
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Cotance held its delayed 2020 annual general meeting in Vienna on 7 September. Not all delegates were able to attend in person due to Covid-19 restrictions. New elections took place,...

IFM study results puts the spotlight on eco concerns
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Results of a recent study conducted by the IFM-Première Vision Chair, led by Gildas Minvielle, head of the IFM (Institut Français de la Mode) Economic Observatory, on post-Covid...

Fashion forward with leather searches on the increase
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Lyst has been looking at the emerging trends, comparing the shopping habits of 27 million shoppers over the past three months. There are some pieces of good news, even though the...

Aspinal is set to restructure
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Aspinal of London has filed for a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), according to Leatherbiz.com. Companies that are becoming insolvent in the UK are able to propose such...

Italy declares drop of one third in leather exports for 2020
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Italian leather goods association Assopelleterieri said Italy’s exported value for leather in 2020’s first six months was €2.6bn, which is a 33% drop from 2019.

Lineapelle Leather Market Overview - 1st Quarter 2020
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UNIC comment on safety of finished leathers
Friday, January 15, 2021 by UNIC have recently commented on the reasons why finished leathers are safe and do not transmit covid. The environmental department of UNIC, representing the Italian Tanneries, note...

Lay-offs at Tasman
Friday, January 15, 2021 by New Zealand producer, Tasman Tanning has had to let go 17 staff due to market conditions from Covid-19. They are a major national producer of finished leather, with about 240 staff...

Covid-19 leads to hide overflow in French warehouses
Friday, January 15, 2021 by According to Les Echos , the French news source controlled by LVMH group - the lockdown has led to a huge surplus of hides. About 3 million are in stock now as despite the pandemic...

Joint declaration on the economic impact of Covid-19 on the Textile, Clothing, Leather & Footwear Industries
Friday, January 15, 2021 by The European Textile, Clothing, Leather, and Footwear (TCLF) industries are major players of the European Union’s economy, encompassing 200,000 companies, generating over 200...

UNIC AND LINEAPELLE OPEN THEIR DOORS TO WORLD LEATHER CONTEST
Friday, January 15, 2021 by UNIC - Italian Tanneries, in collaboration with Lineapelle, opens its doors to WORLD LEATHER CONTEST, an annual international competition based on the theme "Real Leather. Stay...

PrimeAsia Launches Responsibly Raised Video Series
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Responsible and sustainable processing of bovine hides into leather is vital to stay connected with the industry as it heads towards a circular value chain and economy. PrimeAsia...

LANXESS: New Developments in Leather Chemicals
Friday, January 15, 2021 by LANXESS constantly offers innovative products for the manufacture of leather – with the aim to best meet challenges of the market. Its leather chemicals portfolio is certified for ZDHC...

264 Billion USD rescue package for India
Friday, January 15, 2021 by According to the BBC, the 20 Trillion Rupee package has been designed to help the country recover from the prolonged coronavirus lockdown.

UNIC rallies against Solofra critics
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Italy’s national tanning association UNIC has come out in defence of the leather sector in Solofra which has been accused of pollution of the Sarno river.

Staggering decline in hide share of cattle value
Friday, January 15, 2021 by In comments 5th MY, The Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA) has warned the consequences of the covid-19 pandemic are going to have a major impact o nthe US hide and leather...

The high planetary cost of cheap fashion.
Friday, January 15, 2021 by The global fashion industry generates a huge amount of waste - one full garbage truck of clothes is burned or sent to a landfill every second, according to a report by the Ellen...

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