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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the leather international editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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New figures released by LHCA
03 March, 2020
New findings from the LHCA show the environmental costs of using...
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From the field to finished product 17 February, 2020 CTC’s Thierry Poncet, head of leather and sustainable development divisions, and Cedric Vigier, the company’s innovation manager, discuss the four steps needed for increased...

Go green with biotechnology 17 February, 2020 With sustainability front of mind for all industries, including our own, Leather International presents presentation highlights from JY Liu and G Holmes of the New Zealand Leather...

View from the EU 14 February, 2020 Gianni Russo has entered the last phase of his presidency of UNIC-Concerie Italiane. It was a longer than expected presidency – five years as opposed to the traditional four since...

View from the US 14 February, 2020 The US hide market started 2020 just as it ended the previous year – fully steady. Through the end of the year, packer remained well sold, although a few weeks of low sales...

Back to the farm 14 February, 2020 After a hiatus, Sam Setter has returned with a fresh wake-up call for the industry as he pens another Limeblast. This comeback comes complete as a one-two punch as he sets his sights...

Wave of the future 29 January, 2020 Jinwei Zhang and Wuyong Chen, leather technicians from Sichuan University, and Carmen Gaidau from Bucharest’s National Research & Development Institute for Textiles and Leather...

On the horizon 29 January, 2020 Leather chemicals manufacturer Stahl is set to launch a new beamhouse and tanning portfolio. Known as Stahl BeTan, it further underlines the group’s ‘responsible chemistry’ ethos at...

View from the EU 29 January, 2020 The performance of the European calf market, particularly in Italy and France, constitutes a welcome piece of good news for the beleaguered international tanning industry. Andrea...

Fair winds 29 January, 2020 Inspiration, sustainability, emotional intelligence, future innovations – just some of the themes of the 97th edition of the ever-popular Lineapelle trade fair, which attracted more...

View from the US 28 January, 2020 The US hide market was steady throughout the autumn months. As of mid-November, packers were still holding on to their well-sold positions on the popular steer selections. While...

A Cr conundrum 28 January, 2020 Based on a presentation given at Lineapelle in October, Dr William Wise, senior lecturer in leather technology at the University of Northampton, addresses some lingering concerns...

French connection 14 October, 2019 The major industries supplying materials and services to the global fashion industry gathered
once again at Paris-Nord Villepinte for Première Vision Paris to discuss...

Forward momentum 14 October, 2019 Not even the ongoing trade war between the US and China, weakened demand and low prices could sully the atmosphere within the exhibition halls at this year’s ACLE. A mix of resolve...

The missing link 13 October, 2019 Volker Rabe, Rene Graupner-von Wolf and Martin Kleban from the Leather Business Unit at Lanxess discuss minimising emissions of automotive leather, a major topic they addressed at...

A raw deal 13 October, 2019 M Fakhrul Alam, author of ‘The Science of Leather Manufacture’, reveals why the raw hides and skins industry in Bangladesh continues to suffer following Qurbani 2019.

View from the US 13 October, 2019 After two years of steadily declining prices, US hides were finally able to hold onto firm levels for a couple of months. At the end of September, packers were still well sold on...

A global perspective 20 August, 2019 Following the World Leather Congress in New York in July, Leather International caught up with Steve Sothmann, president of the US Hide, Skin and Leather Association, a joint organiser...

On the line 20 August, 2019 After a strong show in New York in July, Lineapelle returns to its ancestral home in Italy in early October for the European autumn edition to showcase the winter 2020–21 collections...

A CLIA message 20 August, 2019 The All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) at the Shanghai New International Expo Center on 3–5 September exerts tremendous influence in the leather industry, especially considering...


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