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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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Forward as one - Lineapelle and Simac Tanning Tech
14 February, 2017
Lineapelle and Simac Tanning Tech come together in Milan on 21–23...
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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 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...

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...

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....

Prepare to be inspired – Inspiramais 2017 05 December, 2016 The 15th instalment of Inspiramais will offer a fascinating insight into the future of Brazilian fashion when it opens its doors on 16 January. Expanded exhibition space enables the...

Continental drift – a challenging year for European leather 05 December, 2016 Worldwide economic issues, combined with rising raw materials costs and political uncertainty, made for a challenging year for European leather. Andrea Guolo canvasses opinion...

Ready for anything – US leather industry analysis 05 December, 2016 A number of new hoops have popped up for the US leather industry to jump through, in what has been an unpredictable year. Stephen Sothmann, president of the US Hide, Skin and...

Fast and slow fashion on show 05 December, 2016 Material+ is being styled as part of a ‘revamp’ for the APLF leather trade exhbition in Hong Kong, which will be launched in March 2017. Trendsetting project manager Anne Liberati...

No place to hide – Pakistan’s leather export market 05 December, 2016 Pakistan’s once-buoyant leather export trade has struggled to compete with its South Asian neighbours in the last few years. Leather International speaks to Agha Saiddain,...

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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