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Made in Manhattan
31 January, 2019
Held in Chelsea in the heart of New York’s contemporary art...
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Put to the test 31 January, 2019 The following is an excerpt from a study entitled ‘Chrome-free tannage: Suede garment leathers from rural vegetable sheep crust leathers’ by AE Musa and GA Gasmelseed from the...

Chemical reaction 31 January, 2019 According to a new study by Global Market Insights, the leather chemicals market will surpass $10 billion by 2024.

All eyes on Chennai 31 January, 2019 More than 450 companies, including at least 150 from overseas, will descend on the city of Chennai for this year’s India International Leather Fair, the country’s premier leather...

Euro vision 31 January, 2019 The 2019 staging of Première Vision Paris, the global event for fashion professionals, will include 227 leather industry exhibitors – 23 of them new to the exhibition –...

Don Ohsman’s view from the US 31 January, 2019

As we settle into the new year, we are encouraged to see signs of some better prices in certain selections that looked like they were about to drop into oblivion.

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A sustainable future 31 January, 2019 The historic town of Santa Croce sull’Arno in Tuscany, Italy, is home to some of the world’s leading exponents of sustainable and ethical tanning, many of whom will be...

Destination Brazil 31 January, 2019 Despite economic challenges, Brazil is one of the world’s leading leather producers and exporters. The biannual Inspiramais trade show in São Paulo plays a key role in...

New York state of mind 31 January, 2019 Première Vision New York, the major business hub for North American fashion professionals, welcomed a wide range of visitors on 15–16 January, offering them a programme...

All the fun of the fair 31 January, 2019 The 43rd staging of FIMEC, Latin America’s largest leather footwear industry fair, takes place on 26–28 February at the FENAC pavilions in Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,...

Viva España 30 November, 2018 Andrea Guolo looks into Spain's position and influence in Europe's tannery stakes.

Make shoes sustainable 30 November, 2018 The number of shoes made every year is staggering, so what becomes of the estimated 23 billion used pairs produced annually? Thierry Poncet, head of leather and sustainable...

Don Ohsman’s view from the US 30 November, 2018

The price of US hides has sputtered along at relatively close to steady levels since our last report. Benchmark heavy Texas steers sold throughout October at a range between $32.50...

Preferential treatment 30 November, 2018 Dirick von Behr and Sjoerd van Driesten of Smit & zoon undertake a study to examine the various methods to determine the optimised exhaustion of fatliquors to minimise ETP inflow.

Tool time: Cotance conference in Brussels 30 November, 2018 In October, EU leather industry body Cotance hosted its final tannery healthy workplaces conference in Brussels. The event served to highlight that, while safety is a key priority...

Vision of the future: New York's TOME 30 November, 2018 Première Vision New York, one of the highlights of the North American leather industry calendar, takes place on 15–16 January 2019 in Midtown Manhattan, showcasing...

Future facing: Lineapelle at Fieramilano 12 October, 2018 The 95th edition of Lineapelle took place in late September, at Fieramilano, in Milan. The event showcased the winter 2019–20 collections from some of the industry’s biggest names,...

A longway from chrome 12 October, 2018 Speaking in June at the 7th Freiberg Leather Days conference, Florian Döppert, the head of wet-end screening at TFL Ledertechnik, used his presentation to examine the industry’s...

Under the microscope 12 October, 2018 The following is an edited excerpt from a study entitled ‘Different pre-treatments of chrome-tanned leather waste and their use in the biogas production’ by Carolina Gomes, Michael...

Don Ohsman’s view from the US 12 October, 2018

As the US leather industry gathered in Shanghai a few weeks ago, there was some degree of optimism among producers and even traders. This was due to a little run up in prices in...


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