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Seasonal touches
14 August, 2018
The new colour catalogue from TFL highlights some of the home furnishing...
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Chemical tanning processes: a game of two halves 13 July, 2018 Comparing commercial and analysis-grade chemicals in the preparation of the chromium-melamine syntan, the following study, conducted by industry experts CSIR-CLRI and Sellam...

Lineapell New York: easing tension between US and EU 13 July, 2018 Andrea Guolo assesses the strain between the US and European markets in the build-up to Lineapelle New York on 17–18 July, which will grace Manhattan’s Metropolitan Pavilion with a...

Leather chemicals: catalysts for advancement 13 July, 2018 What’s new in the chemicals sector? Leather International takes its annual foray into highlighting chemical advancements within the industry, including updates on functionality,...

Première Vision New York at Manhattan's Pier 94 13 July, 2018 The anticipated Première Vision New York autumn/winter 2019–20 show will take place at Pier 94 in Manhattan on 17–18 July. Once again, major materials suppliers and the global...

Don Ohsman’s view on the US leather market 13 July, 2018 The name of the film The Perfect Storm comes to mind when looking at the US hide market. Prices have continued to fall more rapidly than was the case in June, with slaughter running...

‘Future forward’ in Spanish leather technology 06 October, 2017 Stahl recently opened the doors to a new Center of Excellence outside Barcelona. The facility is the latest component of the group’s continuing commitment to a sustainable chemical...

India’s leather industry: providing employment to the poor 06 October, 2017 India’s colossal population represents a near-bottomless human resource, but poverty and a lack of education are endemic. Dr Swarna V Kanth and B Kanimozhi of the CSIR-Central...

New York leather trends for autumn/winter 06 October, 2017 Two marquee events in the leather show calendar descend on New York this summer. Leather International looks forward to getting a preview of the autumn/winter trends at Première...

The Indonesian leather and footwear expo 06 October, 2017 The 2017 edition of the Indonesian international exhibition on leather and footwear products, machinery and manufacturing technology, known as Indo Leather & Footwear Expo (ILF),...

Bio-fabricated leather 06 October, 2017 Leather has always had to compete with synthetic substitutes, but a new process that enables the creation of bespoke-grown materials is unlike anything seen before. Leather...

TFL’s new leather trends in colour 06 October, 2017 TFL’s new colour trend catalogue for autumn/winter 2018–19 reveals the latest trends for leather garments, footwear, accessories and upholstery, dividing them into ‘wearing’ and...

The evolving European leather industry 02 October, 2017 Cotance and IndustriAll Trade Union’s final ‘Leather is my Job’ conference took place in June in the heartland of the Spanish tanning industry. Leather International reports on the...

Don Ohsman’s view on the North American hide and steer market 02 October, 2017

The North American hide market continued to drift lower during most of May, but steer prices began to stabilise in the last part of the month. Additionally, Chinese demand for...

Factors affecting global leather 02 October, 2017 A premium final product requires top-notch raw materials, but a market in a state of flux has made for an uncertain and occasionally fractious relationship between slaughterhouses...

A stronger constitution - the Confindustria Moda 11 May, 2017 The Confindustria Moda, which was announced in March, aims to bring Italy’s textile, clothing and fashion trade associations under a single, unified body that will be able to...

Driving ambition – leather in the digital age 11 May, 2017 Leading suppliers, OEMs and automotive firms gathered at Lectra’s headquarters outside Bordeaux and Leather International was on hand to find out how the leather sector is evolving in...

Don Ohsman’s view from the US - May 2017 11 May, 2017 The latest leather market news and views stateside.

Rich potential - Leatherworld Middle East 11 May, 2017 The third outing for Leatherworld Middle East attracted a somewhat diminished crowd but displayed the makings of a worthwhile addition to the luxury sector’s event calendar....

The real deal – inside Italy’s ICEC 11 May, 2017 Sabrina Frontini, director of Italy’s Institute of Quality Certification for the leather sector (ICEC), explains how the leather sector’s only specialist certification body is...


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