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Versace Apologises After T-Shirt Angers China
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...
Japan to be Removed from South Korea’s Preferred Trade List
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...
Pakistani Tanners Push for Government Action
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...
Karen Millen and Coast in Boohoo’s Sights but 1100 Jobs at Risk
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...
Despite Potential Bangladesh Leather Industry Struggles
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...
Trumpler Group joins ZDHC
Trumpler Group has announced it has joined ZDHC as “Value Chain Affiliates” and is the most recent leather chemical contributor to join
Inauguration of upgraded polymer production plant in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil
On 5 August 2019 TFL celebrated the inauguration of its upgraded polymer production unit in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil
Kenyan Leather Industry Unexploited
According to Chris Simba, of the Kenya Market Trust, Kenya’s hides and skins subsector is underutilised, with the bulk of products being neglected to waste or being sold at throwaway prices
Australian Leather Industry at All Time Low
According to an executive officer of the Australian Hide Skin and Leather Exporters Association, Australia’s leather industry is at an all-time low as consumers opt for vegan alternatives.
Eid Sheepskins to be Used by Moroccan Leather Industry
On 24 July, the Moroccan Secretary of State for Sustainable Development, Nezha El Ouafi, launched the Clean Eid Al Adha campaign, to reuse sheep skins
Dubai Property Developer Buys Cavalli
Following months of speculation, Damac Properties, a Dubai-based property developer, has come out as the new owner of Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli
British Luxury Sales Pass £5 billion Mark
In the past year, the British luxury fashion industry saw sales break through the £5bn barrier, driven by the rising popularity of newer, younger brands.
Nike Pushes Forward with New Plant
Nike Inc announced it will open a new manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona, with a likely investment of around $184 million
Chanel Acquires Stake in Italian Tannery
Famous French fashion house Chanel has acquired a majority stake in Samanta, an Italian tannery which specialises in printed leather
Bangladesh Tannery Workers Demand Environmentally Friendly Industry
Bangladesh’s leather industry workers have urged the government to build an environment-friendly industry and ensure their rights.
Kenyan Tanners Want Export Levy Removed
Kenya’s Tanners Association wants the government to remove the 10% export levy imposed on tanned and crust hides and skins