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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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Back in the game – the Brazilian leather market
11 May, 2017
Despite the corruption scandal that emerged in March regarding its...
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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...

The great and the good – the 120th SLTC international conference 11 May, 2017 The Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) held its 120th international conference in April at the University of Northampton. Leather International reports on a...

Extracts from the Hidenet World Report 11 May, 2017 Country-by-country analysis from Hidenet.

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....

Indo the future - Indo Leather & Footwear Expo 2017 11 May, 2017 Indo Leather & Footwear Expo 2017 takes place in the Indonesian capital on 18–20 May and the event’s organisers hope that a resurgent manufacturing sector will help it realise...

Probiotics for sustainable leather – sustainable alternatives 11 May, 2017 Since the introduction of industrial processing, relatively few innovations have taken place in tanneries to adequately address sustainability. A recent study by Proviera’s...

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...

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.

One to watch – the Pakistan Mega Leather Show 15 March, 2017 Following the third Pakistan Mega Leather Show at the end of January, the consensus was that despite the modest worldwide contingent, this is emerging as one of the strongest...

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...

Friends reunited - memories of Leather International 15 March, 2017 Five luminaries of Leather International past and present recall some of their favourite memories.


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