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LANXESS to sell its chrome chemicals business to Brother Enterprises
13 August, 2019
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is selling its chrome chemicals...
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Versace Apologises After T-Shirt Angers China
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by 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
Monday, August 12, 2019 by 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
Friday, August 09, 2019 by 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
Thursday, August 08, 2019 by 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
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 by 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
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 by On 5 August 2019 TFL celebrated the inauguration of its upgraded polymer production unit in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil

Gucci Hires ‘Diversity Chief’
Thursday, August 01, 2019 by

Kenyan Leather Industry Unexploited
Thursday, August 01, 2019 by 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
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by 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
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by 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
Friday, July 19, 2019 by 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
Friday, July 19, 2019 by 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
Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Nike Inc announced it will open a new manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona, with a likely investment of around $184 million

Reformation Stake to be Snapped up by Permira
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by

Chanel Acquires Stake in Italian Tannery
Friday, July 12, 2019 by 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
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Bangladesh’s leather industry workers have urged the government to build an environment-friendly industry and ensure their rights.

Indian Leather Industry Fears Supply Crunch
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by

Kenyan Tanners Want Export Levy Removed
Monday, July 08, 2019 by Kenya’s Tanners Association wants the government to remove the 10% export levy imposed on tanned and crust hides and skins

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