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Fashion Brands Not Paying Living Wage to Supply Chain Workers
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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
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
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
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
Retaliatory tariffs would cause undue harm to US hides, skins and leather industry
Prada to Halt Fur Use
Italian luxury fashion house Prada has announced it will stop using animal fur from next year.
Zimbabwe Industry Urged to Meet International Standards
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
First company to complete Level 3 Certification in the ZDHC Gateway. Chem-MAP Multi-Site Award received
Zimbabwe Tanners Given Expert Advice
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
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
LVMH to launch the very first blockchain platform to help clients authenticate their luxury products.