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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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A problem of perception
28 February, 2019
Leather remains in demand, despite fashion trends, negative media...
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Beyond the tariffs 28 February, 2019 The 35th APLF Leather and Materials+ trade show, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, is a chance for China to reinvent itself as a sustainable industry...

Open for business 28 February, 2019 The Indonesian Leather Fair on 4–6 April at Jakarta International Expo will showcase the latest leather and footwear industry technology, and promises to underline the South East...

Positive energy 28 February, 2019 Hosting over 450 exhibitors, as well as a designers show and raw materials conference, this year’s India International Leather Fair was arguably its most ambitious edition yet....

Mind the gap 28 February, 2019 At the invitation of the European Leather Association, Leather International was in Brussels at the start of February to witness the results of an EU project into the digitalisation...

Première league 28 February, 2019 Première Vision Paris on 12–14 February at Paris-Nord Villepinte was marked by solid attendance, despite influences from market concerns over Brexit.

Forward thinking 28 February, 2019 Simac Tanning Tech and Lineapelle took place on 20–22 February in Milan, one of the global capitals of technology, design and fashion. Innovations that boost efficiency and...

Hope for Pakistan 28 February, 2019 The Pakistan Mega Leather Show once again provided the country’s leather sector with an invaluable opportunity to showcase its expertise, and promote R&D and joint ventures with...

Renewed optimism 28 February, 2019 The success of Lineapelle New York on 30–31 January was a welcome piece of good news for the US leather sector amid the economic turbulence engulfing the domestic leather market.

View from the US 28 February, 2019 The price of US hides continued to see ups and downs; however, the market in mid-February was firm. This was due mainly to savvy sellers positioning themselves to be well sold ahead...

Accelerated understanding 28 February, 2019 Joseph Hoefler, Ibrahim Eryazici, Bradley Hageman, Edwin Nungesser and Richard Rosen from Dow Leather Solutions explain the effect of binder selection on topcoat property retention...

Made in Manhattan 31 January, 2019 Held in Chelsea in the heart of New York’s contemporary art district, Lineapelle New York is a must-see showcase for producers and designers of luxury and contemporary leather...

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...


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