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Moda appoints director of footwear
14 June, 2019
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Fashion Brands Not Paying Living Wage to Supply Chain Workers
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by A new report has claimed that “no major clothing brand” has been able to show that the workers making their clothing in Asia, Africa, Central America or Eastern Europe are being...

Uzbekistan and Turkey Launch Joint Leather Production Cluster
Monday, June 10, 2019 by The Uzbek-Turkish cluster for the production of shoes and leather is scheduled to be launched in by the end of this year

Luxury Brands Increase Social Media Spending
Monday, June 10, 2019 by In the pursuit of young shoppers, luxury brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior have increased their digital platform spending

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the European Leather Association
Thursday, June 06, 2019 by At a time when European citizens were reflecting on their vote and who will be sitting in the next European Parliament, COTANCE member associations and their tanners gathered to...

France to Ban Burning of Luxury Goods
Thursday, June 06, 2019 by France's prime minister on Tuesday announced a crackdown on the destruction of unsold or returned consumer products that will affect online retailers such as Amazon and luxury goods brands.

Bangladesh Leather Sector Struggling for Investment
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 by Bangladesh’s leather industry has been struggling to find new investment, even though the government awarded leather ‘Product of the Year’ for FY2017-18.

TFL is launching its own blog called "Main Reaction"
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 by As a modern and innovative company TFL is launching a blog called “Main Reaction” on tfl.com

Revenues at the Top 100 Luxury Goods Firms Hits £195 billion
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 by The world’s top 100 luxury goods companies generated, in aggregated revenues, a whopping £195b in the fiscal year of 2017, representing a composite growth of 10.8%, according to a...

Inspiramais: next edition to have 17 tanneries
Friday, May 31, 2019 by Inspiramais: Hall of Design and Materials Innovation takes place this year on 4-5 June at the Pro Magno Events Center in São Paulo

US Tariff Imposition Could Result in Inflation
Friday, May 31, 2019 by In the United States, luxury consumption and the broader retail business are in line for yet another shakeup, as the current White House administration plans to once again...

East Africa Forum Pushes for Accessible Leather Market
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The East African Community (EAC) Leather Forum has urged the bloc to begin creating a readily accessible market for leather products. The forum has called for the EAC to fast track...

Fashion House Jean Patou Rebrands to Patou
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by Following their 2018 takeover, by luxury giant LVMH, Jean Patou has now revealed its new name: Patou.

USHSLA & LIA Submit Comments Opposing Imposition of Tariffs on EU Leather Handbag Imports to US
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by Retaliatory tariffs would cause undue harm to US hides, skins and leather industry

Prada to Halt Fur Use
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Italian luxury fashion house Prada has announced it will stop using animal fur from next year.

Zimbabwe Industry Urged to Meet International Standards
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by Zimbabwe’s leather sector could reap greater export proceeds for the economy if it invests towards meeting international standards, an official has said.

LANXESS confirmed as supplier of sustainable leather chemicals
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by First company to complete Level 3 Certification in the ZDHC Gateway. Chem-MAP Multi-Site Award received

Zimbabwe Tanners Given Expert Advice
Monday, May 20, 2019 by ZimTrade, Zimbabwe’s export promotion body, has urged Zimbabwean tanners to upgrade their tanning processes in order to improve the quality of the finished leather they are supplying...

France to Ban Burning of Unsold Luxury Goods
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Following French luxury group Kering’s announcement that it will no longer work with models below the age of 18, France has announced that it will be working with luxury brands...

LVMH Now Uses Blockchain
Monday, May 20, 2019 by LVMH to launch the very first blockchain platform to help clients authenticate their luxury products.

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