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Mens luxury leather line with Louis Vuitton launched
28 January, 2021
According to Leatherbiz, Virgil Abloh has created and released a new...
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Clarks potential new chinese owner
Thursday, January 28, 2021 by According to Glenn Taylor of Sourcing Journal Clarks shoes might be under new management soon.  If approved, majority ownership would be in the shape of a china-based sports event...

Leather Working Group Reaches 1000 Members
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by The Leather Working Group has achieved their thousandth member company from across theleather supply chain.

Welcoming Stellantis
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by Following the merger of Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler the new automotive corporation will be called Stellantis.

No Punitive tariffs on Vietnam from US
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by A report released by the US administration 15 January claimed actions by Vietnam to undervalue its currency restrict U.S commerce and are not reasonable but there will be no follow...

£100m investment in Clarks depends on ambitious plan for shops
Friday, January 22, 2021 by Hong Kong-based private equity company LionRock Capital has announced its intention to acquire a majority stake in footwear group C&J Clark.

Leather industry could be heading into difficult territory, despite China
Thursday, January 21, 2021 by A new, exclusive Leather Pipeline industry-specific market intelligence report is available to read as part of the 17 November edition of Leatherbiz Weekly.

First cohort starts fashion sustainability certificate with IFM-Kering collaboration
Thursday, January 21, 2021 by Luxury group Kering partnered with Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) to establish the IFM-Kering Sustainability Chair in November 2019, which has been designed to incorporate all...

Footwear market forecast to decline by 22%
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by According to Christian Decker, CEO of shoemaking machinery company Desma, the footwear market is expected to contract by 22% in 2020.

Patented process eliminates viruses
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by Leather manufacturer Gruppo Mastrotto has developed a new, patented process to ensure that the finished leather it produces is 99.9% free from pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

Silvateam names tannery partners for biocircular project
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 by Chemicals company Silvateam has provided more information on its Biocircular project, which was announced at Lineapelle exhibition in September.

The luxury segment’s long road to recovery
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 by Management consultancy Bain & Company, in collaboration with Italian luxury brands committee Fondazione Altagamma, has launched its most recent report looking into the economic impact...

Cotance secretary-general comments on microplastics
Monday, January 18, 2021 by Gustavo Gonzalez-Quijano, secretary-general of Cotance, issued a comment in November about the problems surrounding the use of alternative materials to leather, such as...

Argentine tannery Curtiembres Fonseca SA acquired
Monday, January 18, 2021 by Argentine tannery Curtiembres Fonseca S. A has been purchased, with the new president of the Board of Directors, Raúl Zylbersztein, who has extensive industry experience confirming...

Industry responds to inaccurate reporting
Friday, January 15, 2021 by The UK leather industry has responded forcefully to an incorrect claim about leather made by the Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine, according to an article for Apparel Insider by...

The unsustainable truth of vegan ‘leather’
Friday, January 15, 2021 by While fashion has recently been in the news for its efforts to be more sustainable and less wasteful, footwear has by and large skated by unnoticed. However, the worrying fact is...

Protection of the term ‘leather’ introduced in Italy
Friday, January 15, 2021 by In a key development in May 2020, the Italian council of ministers approved a decree that protected the term ‘leather’.

Cotance holds delayed elections
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Cotance held its delayed 2020 annual general meeting in Vienna on 7 September. Not all delegates were able to attend in person due to Covid-19 restrictions. New elections took place,...

IFM study results puts the spotlight on eco concerns
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Results of a recent study conducted by the IFM-Première Vision Chair, led by Gildas Minvielle, head of the IFM (Institut Français de la Mode) Economic Observatory, on post-Covid...

Fashion forward with leather searches on the increase
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Lyst has been looking at the emerging trends, comparing the shopping habits of 27 million shoppers over the past three months. There are some pieces of good news, even though the...

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