New News information at Leather International New and updated information from News listed on www.leathermag.com http://leathermag.com/ en-us http://leathermag.com/ New News information at Leather International http://www.leathermag.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Indian Exports See February Decline http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsindian-exports-see-february-decline-8568252 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsindian-exports-see-february-decline-8568252 by <br/> <br/> India’s trade deficit has widened, as imports rose 6.98% during February. The country’s goods exports declined marginally by 0.25% to $27.67 billion (year-on-year) after increasing for two consecutive months as major commodities, including petroleum, engineering goods, gems & jewellery, ready-made garments and leather produce suffered a set-back. Thu, 04 Mar 2021 13:16:00 GMT Volvo to Ditch Leather http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsvolvo-to-ditch-leather-8568250 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsvolvo-to-ditch-leather-8568250 by <br/> <br/> Swedish car company Volvo announced that by 2030 it will only sell electric vehicles, which will be produced with leather-free interiors. Thu, 04 Mar 2021 13:13:00 GMT Stahl introduces enhanced probiotic degreasing solution http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsstahl-introduces-enhanced-probiotic-degreasing-solution-8560675 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsstahl-introduces-enhanced-probiotic-degreasing-solution-8560675 by <br/> <br/> Waalwijk, The Netherlands, March 2, 2021 – Stahl, an active proponent of responsible chemistry, is expanding its range of Proviera® - Probiotics for Leather™ solutions for sustainable leather processing in the beamhouse. The now-launching ProDegreaze™ Plus offers tanners improved degreasing performance combined with real sustainability benefits. Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:39:00 GMT Bottega Veneta Shuts Down Asian Social Media http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsbottega-veneta-shuts-down-asian-social-media-8556317 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsbottega-veneta-shuts-down-asian-social-media-8556317 by <br/> <br/> Bottega Veneta is continuing its vanishing act from social media. Without explanation, the brand shut down its Asian social media accounts. Bottega Veneta’s Weibo account, which had 270,000 followers, along with other social media channels, were abruptly shut down. This follows the brand’s shutdown of all their Western social media channels several months ago. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 12:28:00 GMT New Shoe Industry Training Institute for Kanpur http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsnew-shoe-industry-training-institute-for-kanpur-8556284 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsnew-shoe-industry-training-institute-for-kanpur-8556284 by <br/> <br/> Kanpur’s aspirations to grow as an industrial hub in Uttar Pradesh, has seen it attempt to strengthen multiple production sectors in the Indian city. After the construction of the Leather Mega Cluster started in Ramaipur, the latest development is good news for the city's shoe industry. Mon, 01 Mar 2021 12:21:00 GMT Italian Fashion Industry Leaders Join Forces http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsitalian-fashion-industry-leaders-join-forces-8551969 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsitalian-fashion-industry-leaders-join-forces-8551969 by <br/> <br/> A group of Italian fashion industry leaders met yesterday, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. On the agenda was how the larger companies could help those smaller and impacted more heavily by the pandemic than themselves. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:35:00 GMT Paraguay Investing in Textile Sector http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsparaguay-investing-in-textile-sector-8551967 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsparaguay-investing-in-textile-sector-8551967 by <br/> <br/> The Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Paraguay announced that it will be investing $1.1 million in the manufacturing sector. The investment will benefit the clothing, textiles, and footwear industries, among other areas related to assembly operations. Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:34:00 GMT LWG releases a new version of the Leather Manufacturer Audit Protocol – P7.0 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newslwg-releases-a-new-version-of-the-leather-manufacturer-audit-protocol-p70-8535286 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newslwg-releases-a-new-version-of-the-leather-manufacturer-audit-protocol-p70-8535286 Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:50:00 GMT Indian Leather Sector Pushes For Self-Sufficiency http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsindian-leather-sector-pushes-for-self-sufficiency-8530760 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsindian-leather-sector-pushes-for-self-sufficiency-8530760 by <br/> <br/> “The MSME is the backbone of Indian economy. Without MSME, we cannot achieve our goal of self-sufficiency, which is the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME. Thu, 18 Feb 2021 11:03:00 GMT LVMH and Fenty Part Ways http://www.leathermag.com/news/newslvmh-and-fenty-part-ways-8520357 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newslvmh-and-fenty-part-ways-8520357 by <br/> <br/> Rihanna’s LVMH-backed fashion house Fenty has closed less than two years after its launch. The luxury conglomerate has pledged to continue supporting Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin and to back the business-woman’s successful lingerie line Savage X Fenty. This will be done with the help of private equity giant L Catterton, which recently led a $115 million Series B fundraising round for the underwear division of Rihanna’s Fenty empire. Mon, 15 Feb 2021 12:22:00 GMT