Features

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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The leather couturier - Sandrine Philippe
15 March, 2017
Rosario Morabito meets Sandrine Philippe, the Paris-based...
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The fourth dimension - Simac Tanning Tech 2017 15 March, 2017 Industry 4.0 represents a radical shift in the way the leather industry approaches production in terms of funding, location and technology. Andrea Guolo reflects on the main themes...

The shape of things to come - Lineapelle New York 14 February, 2017 The biggest international names in leather flocked to Lineapelle’s New York show on 1–2 February. The first edition of the biannual event focused on forthcoming trends in high-end...

Look south for inspiration - Inspiramais and Cuoromoda 14 February, 2017 Brazil has remained crucial to the international tanning and fashion trades despite recent economic challenges. Leather International got the inside track on the South American...

All eyes on India - the India International Leather Fair 14 February, 2017 The India International Leather Fair acts as a barometer for the Indian leather industry. This year’s event was an opportunity for the host nation to bolster exports while...

The road ahead – leather and the automotive industry 14 February, 2017 Electric – and possibly driverless – cars are about to change the automotive industry forever, with potential consequences for high-end upholstery. Hidenet publisher Don Ohsman...

Best foot forward – Fimec 2017 14 February, 2017 The 41st edition of Fimec will take place on March 14–16, in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil. Leather International will be heading to South America to witness the annual celebration of...

Extracts from the Hidenet World Reports – February 2017 14 February, 2017 The latest news from the global leather industry.

Forward as one - Lineapelle and Simac Tanning Tech 14 February, 2017 Lineapelle and Simac Tanning Tech come together in Milan on 21–23 February, and reports of a healthy past year among exhibitors suggest it will be the biggest show so far....

The ethical conundrum – PETA vs the leather industry 14 February, 2017 In January, as part of a long history of shareholder activism, animal rights organisation PETA bought a single share in LVMH. It will use this platform to pressure the firm into...

Starting the new year in style - Première Vision 2017 14 February, 2017 After the New York version in January, Première Vision returned to its spiritual home on 7–9 February. Technology, CSR and local sourcing were at the heart of the Paris edition,...

The right chemistry - alternatives to traditional tanning methods 13 February, 2017 With sustainability becoming an increasingly important criterion for leathermaking, the onus is on tanners to find ever cleaner and more efficient ways to process hides....

Don Ohsman’s view from the US - December 2016 05 December, 2016 The latest news and views from the US leather market.


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