Indian Leather Sector Pushes For Self-Sufficiency
“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,...
LVMH and Fenty Part Ways
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...
Sri Lanka’s DSI Launches Synthetic Leather Facility
Sri Lanka’s D. Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of DSI Samson Group (Pvt) Ltd, has launched its synthetic leather manufacturing division by acquiring a...
Keen Footwear Expands US Operation
Global footwear brand Keen Inc. has made a commitment to manufacturing more products in the U.S. with two key announcements for Q1.
Mini Cooper Ditches Leather Trim
Mini Cooper’s head of design has confirmed that the brand will no longer use leather trim in future interiors of its models. According to reports, designer Oliver Heilmer...
UK Industries Facing Brexit Deal Decimation
Due to the bureaucracy and travel restrictions imposed by the new post-Brexit EU trade deal, Boris Johnson was warned that the UK fashion and textile industry is “decimating” by £35 billion.
India’s AAP Warns Leather Import Will Collapse Industry
India’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders responded to the proposed Union Budget with concerns that it cares little for small businesses and the general public, and only has the interests...
India’s Leather Import Duty to Return
In a bid to boost India’s leather industry, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to withdraw exemption of import duty on certain types of leather. “These are...
Mens luxury leather line with Louis Vuitton launched
According to Leatherbiz, Virgil Abloh has created and released a new men’s leathergoods line for Aerogram. On social media the brand comments the collection is inspired by the...
Clarks potential new chinese owner
According to Glenn Taylor of Sourcing Journal Clarks shoes might be under new management soon. If approved, majority ownership would be in the shape of a china-based sports event...
Leather Working Group Reaches 1000 Members
The Leather Working Group has achieved their thousandth member company from across theleather supply chain.
Following the merger of Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler the new automotive corporation will be called Stellantis.
No Punitive tariffs on Vietnam from US
A report released by the US administration 15 January claimed actions by Vietnam to undervalue its currency restrict U.S commerce and are not reasonable but there will be no follow...
£100m investment in Clarks depends on ambitious plan for shops
Hong Kong-based private equity company LionRock Capital has announced its intention to acquire a majority stake in footwear group C&J Clark.
Leather industry could be heading into difficult territory, despite China
A new, exclusive Leather Pipeline industry-specific market intelligence report is available to read as part of the 17 November edition of Leatherbiz Weekly.
First cohort starts fashion sustainability certificate with IFM-Kering collaboration
Luxury group Kering partnered with Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) to establish the IFM-Kering Sustainability Chair in November 2019, which has been designed to incorporate all...
Footwear market forecast to decline by 22%
According to Christian Decker, CEO of shoemaking machinery company Desma, the footwear market is expected to contract by 22% in 2020.
Patented process eliminates viruses
Leather manufacturer Gruppo Mastrotto has developed a new, patented process to ensure that the finished leather it produces is 99.9% free from pathogenic bacteria and viruses.