New News information at Leather International New and updated information from News listed on www.leathermag.com http://www.leathermag.com/ en-us http://www.leathermag.com/ New News information at Leather International http://www.leathermag.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Hong Kong’s Yue Yuen to Move Production to Southeast Asia http://www.leathermag.com/news/newshong-kongs-yue-yuen-to-move-production-to-southeast-asia-7376687 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newshong-kongs-yue-yuen-to-move-production-to-southeast-asia-7376687 by <br/> <br/> Yue Yuen Industries, the Hong Kong-listed footwear manufacturer, is to move more of its manufacturing out of China and into other Southeast Asian countries, as the US-China trade conflict gives no hints of slowing down. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:39:00 GMT German Leather Federation in Bid to Ban Terms Like ‘Vegan Leather’ http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsgerman-leather-federation-in-bid-to-ban-terms-like-vegan-leather-7374920 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsgerman-leather-federation-in-bid-to-ban-terms-like-vegan-leather-7374920 by <br/> <br/> The German Leather Federation (VDL) has issued a ‘cease and desist’ letter to a vegan start-up that sells handbags made out of ‘apple leather’. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 13:40:00 GMT Bangladesh Leather Industry Flailing, Industrial Park Still Not Complete 16 Years On http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsbangladesh-leather-industry-flailing-industrial-park-still-not-complete-16-years-on-7373930 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsbangladesh-leather-industry-flailing-industrial-park-still-not-complete-16-years-on-7373930 by <br/> <br/> Bangladesh has seen a dramatic fall in its leather export earnings and rawhide price, and the problems have been attributed to the government's failure to complete an industrial park promised a massive 16 years ago. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:45:00 GMT LANXESS to sell its chrome chemicals business to Brother Enterprises http://www.leathermag.com/news/newslanxess-to-sell-its-chrome-chemicals-business-to-brother-enterprises-7364846 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newslanxess-to-sell-its-chrome-chemicals-business-to-brother-enterprises-7364846 by <br/> <br/> Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is selling its chrome chemicals business to Brother Enterprises, a Chinese leather chemicals producer Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:06:00 GMT Versace Apologises After T-Shirt Angers China http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsversace-apologises-after-t-shirt-angers-china-7364760 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsversace-apologises-after-t-shirt-angers-china-7364760 by <br/> <br/> Luxury fashion label Versace and its artistic director, Donatella Versace, issued an apology to China this weekend after one of its T-shirts was criticised for identifying the semi-autonomous regions of Hong Kong and Macau as countries. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:48:00 GMT Japan to be Removed from South Korea’s Preferred Trade List http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsjapan-to-be-removed-from-south-koreas-preferred-trade-list-7364826 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsjapan-to-be-removed-from-south-koreas-preferred-trade-list-7364826 by <br/> <br/> South Korea announced this week that it has decided to remove Japan from a list of nations receiving preferential treatment in trade, with many seeing the move as a countermeasure to Tokyo’s recent decision to downgrade Seoul’s trade status amid a diplomatic row. Sun, 11 Aug 2019 23:00:00 GMT Pakistani Tanners Push for Government Action http://www.leathermag.com/news/newspakistani-tanners-push-for-government-action-7359072 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newspakistani-tanners-push-for-government-action-7359072 by <br/> <br/> Pakistan’s government is being urged by the Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) to bring an end to the export of livestock seed, which is posing a serious threat to the local leather industry. Fri, 09 Aug 2019 10:20:00 GMT Karen Millen and Coast in Boohoo’s Sights but 1100 Jobs at Risk http://www.leathermag.com/news/newskaren-millen-and-coast-in-boohoos-sights-but-1100-jobs-at-risk-7356767 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newskaren-millen-and-coast-in-boohoos-sights-but-1100-jobs-at-risk-7356767 by <br/> <br/> Following Boohoo’s £18m purchase of the online businesses belonging to Karen Millen and Coast, which took them out of administration, more than 200 UK outlets of the stores are set to close, putting nearly 1,100 jobs at risk. Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:39:00 GMT Despite Potential Bangladesh Leather Industry Struggles http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsdespite-potential-bangladesh-leather-industry-struggles-7354404 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newsdespite-potential-bangladesh-leather-industry-struggles-7354404 by <br/> <br/> Bangladesh’s leather industry is underperforming, specifically with exports, despite its huge potential, and the blame is being put on the doorsteps of the lack of backward linkage industries, inconsistent policies and unnecessary red tape. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 11:14:00 GMT Trumpler Group joins ZDHC http://www.leathermag.com/news/newstrumpler-group-joins-zdhc-7352437 http://www.leathermag.com/news/newstrumpler-group-joins-zdhc-7352437 by <br/> <br/> Trumpler Group has announced it has joined ZDHC as “Value Chain Affiliates” and is the most recent leather chemical contributor to join Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:20:00 GMT