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Karl Lagerfeld Dies Aged 85
World-famous German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 in Paris following a brief illness.
Handmade Zimbabwean Shoes A Surprise Global Success
In a tiny factory in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, leather cutter Misheck Sibanda is producing handmade boots and shoes as fast as he can in an effort to keep up with his soaring global demand.
A full house for SIMAC TANNING TECH 2019
SIMAC TANNING TECH 2019, the International Exhibition of Machinery and Technology for the Footwear, Leather-goods and Tanning Industries, opens with a 'full house'
TFL launches two reductive unhairing agents, able to replace sulphide
With the launch of PELLVIT LSG, and ERHAVIT LSU, TFL have successfully provided the leather industry with a cost-effective, ecological and sustainable system to facilitate...
Victoria Beckham in Exotic Skins Ban
Victoria Beckham has become the latest designer to ban exotic skins from her collections.
QuattroR acquires majority stake in Italian Luxury label Trussardi
After months of tough negotiations, the Trussardi family has sold a majority stake in its fashion label to QuattroR
Bangladesh Suffers Leather Export Decline
Bangladesh’s leather sector is going through a tough time, due to intense competition with its rivals and the country’s ongoing tannery relocation.
Gruppo Mastrotto chosen to represent made-in-Italy leather for the fashion world in London
The leading European leather production company will launch the brand new spring-summer 2020 Collection at the Pure Origin Fair on 10-12 February 2019
IUR Young Leather Scientist Grants awarded
Mrs Catherine Ann Maidment to receive IUR Research Grant and Md Shahruk Nur-A-Tomal the award for sustainability and environmental protection
Office Profits Plummet
Operating profits at South-African owned footwear retailer Office dropped 41%, after the firm was left out of pocket by the collapse of House of Fraser as “tough trading conditions”...
'County Durham Leather Firm Wins Accolades'
Charlie Trevor, Equus Leather, along with his wife Dawn were last week announced as a finalist for the Heritage Crafts Association’s (HCA) Maker of the Year award
'Indian Government Allots Land for Tannery Units'
India’s West Bengal government has allotted land for the tannery units which were closed down during the Kumbh Mela festival
'The European Social Partners of the Leather Industry kick off their new common project'
Leather: European Social and Environmental Report 2020
'Lectra appoints Gianluca Croci Managing Director of Lectra France'
Gianluca Croci's priority will be to support Lectra's French customers in their transformation towards Industry 4.0
'Gucci Issue “Racism” Apology'
Gucci has been caught up in a racism row after shoppers complained a women's jumper designed by the luxury brand resembled "blackface".
'Punjab Leather Factory Fire Wreaks Havok'
Tens of thousands of pounds worth of goods and machinery were destroyed in a major fire that broke out at a leather factory situated in Ludhiana, India, yesterday morning
India to Welcome New 100 Acre Leather Park
In a huge boost to the Indian leather industry, a mega leather park is being proposed for the Vellore district
No Mention of Leather in Budget Disappoints Indian Industry
The leather industry in Kanpur, India was left disappointed last week when it was announced no relief, in terms of subsidy or rebate on equipment meant for waste treatment at...
Egyptian Luxury Goods Imports Nears £420m
The Egyptian Ministry of Finance has increased the value of the customs dollar for non-essential and luxury goods