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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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Identity Crisis
13 July, 2020
Leather International presents edited extracts from ‘False positives II...
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Some distance to go 13 July, 2020 There is no new normal yet, but tough choices are being made across the entire sector as governments and industry discuss the next phase of the pandemic. Sam Setter’s Limeblast looks...

Always be prepared 13 July, 2020 The impact of the coronavirus has been felt globally, and across all sectors, with leather being no exception. With a stuttered recovery having only just begun before the pandemic...

Pillars of society 13 July, 2020 In the first part of our discussion with Stahl on its latest ESG report and developments that appeared in the last issue, we focused on responsible chemistry. In this, the...

View from the US by Vera Dordick 10 July, 2020 From the hide market perspective, the resulting disappearance of demand drove hide prices down further. In the US market, however, sliding prices came to a halt when...

Make the Call 11 May, 2020 At a sombre time for the industry, Sam Setter takes stock in his latest Limeblast and examines the path forward for the industry, but that’s not to say he isn’t prepared to once...

Easy as ESG 11 May, 2020 At the end of March, Stahl released its 2019 report on ‘Environment, Social & Governance’ (ESG). As the report underlines Stahl’s commitment to driving sustainability and...

Hair and hide 11 May, 2020 Hair and hide Leather International presents edited extracts from ‘Fine hair on American bovine leathers’ by Dr Luis Zugno and Andreas Rhein, which provides an evaluation of the fine...

View from the US 08 May, 2020 The global Covid-19 pandemic took hold in many countries during the month of March and resulted in nations going under lockdown with all but essential industry operations suspended....

APLF interview - Questions on state of China Leather Industry for Mr Li Yizhong, chairman of the CLIA 06 April, 2020 With the coronavirus pandemic having been brought under control in China, APLF thought that it was an opportune time to find out exactly what is the current state of China’s...

Ship out: learning from the past 06 March, 2020 2018 might seem like an eternity ago, but considering the scope of detail the Conseil National du Cuir (CNC), France’s national leather industry body, went through to come up with...

The fair challenge 06 March, 2020 With an industry disrupted, Sam Setter tackles the effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on trade fairs and travel across the globe in this latest Limeblast.

The hunt for red microba 05 March, 2020 SM Grace, ML Patchett and GE Norris from the School of Fundamental Sciences at Massey University in New Zealand discuss their search for red ‘microba’ – specifically, the...

View from the EU 05 March, 2020 There’s a European area that seems to have become a most irresistible attraction for investments, especially related to the leather economy. But this time it’s not in a low-cost...

View from the US 05 March, 2020 After starting the year in a much more optimistic state, the outlook for the hide market became murkier with the arrival of the prolonged Coronavirus crisis. In the third week...

New figures released by LHCA 03 March, 2020 New findings from the LHCA show the environmental costs of using synthetics, mostly made from plastics and other non-renewable sources, as opposed to real leather in finished consumer goods.

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...


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