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October 2019

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Partners of the hides, skins and leather value chain agree on traceability objectives
16 October 2019 Discussing issues of interest to the value chain of tanners' raw materials

USHSLA Requests Tariff Exclusions for Certain Chinese Leather Goods Imports
11 October 2019 USHSLA hopes for some some exclusions in US-China trade war

Smit & Zoon achieves highest level of ZDHC certification and thus proves to lead the industry in sustainability
10 October 2019 We are proud to announce that Smit & Zoon has received the highest level...

USHSLA Applauds U.S. Decision to Exempt EU Leather Imports from Retaliation in Airbus Subsidies Dispute
04 October 2019 The US Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) today welcomed the...

USHSLA Establishes First-Ever Hides and Skins Traceability Program
02 October 2019 Voluntary programme aims to trace all US hides and skins back to...

September 2019

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LANXESS wins Responsible Care competition 2019 of German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)
27 September 2019 Specialty chemicals company LANXESS received on 26 September the first...

North American Meat Institute Releases Revised Edition of Animal Handling Guidelines and Audit Guide
26 September 2019 The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute), with which the U.S....

Tapestry Inc. Replace CEO Victor Luis
06 September 2019 The news that long-serving chairman Jide Zeitlin has stepped into the...

VF Corp Suspends Brazilian Leather Sourcing
05 September 2019 The owner of The North Face, Vans and Timberland, has announced that it...

ACLE in Shanghai
04 September 2019 Shortly before the Shanghai New International Expo Centre opened its...

No End in Sight for Bangladeshi Leather Industry Struggles
04 September 2019 The lack of a fully functional central effluence treatment plant (CETP)...

Bangladeshi Leather Footwear Exports Continue to Grow
03 September 2019 Bangladeshi leather footwear exports have registered a steady growth...

Systems for surface design and finishing
03 September 2019 At this year’s All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), which will take...

Indian Government’s Economic Measures Will Boost Leather Industry
02 September 2019 India’s government have announced measures which they hope will push...

COTANCE will support its customers to achieve the ambitions of the Fashion Pact submitted to the intention of the G7 leaders in Biarritz
02 September 2019 COTANCE, the representative body of the European leather industry,...

August 2019

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Sustainable products and systems for the leather industry
30 August 2019

ISA TanTec Begins Work on Second Vietnam Tannery
24 August 2019 Leather Supplier ISA TanTec has given the go-ahead for construction on...

Leather Naturally publishes labelling fact sheet
23 August 2019 Leather Naturally has published the latest in an on-going series of...

Hong Kong’s Yue Yuen to Move Production to Southeast Asia
21 August 2019 Yue Yuen Industries, the Hong Kong-listed footwear manufacturer, is to...

German Leather Federation in Bid to Ban Terms Like ‘Vegan Leather’
20 August 2019 The German Leather Federation (VDL) has issued a ‘cease and desist’ letter...

Bangladesh Leather Industry Flailing, Industrial Park Still Not Complete 16 Years On
20 August 2019 Bangladesh has seen a dramatic fall in its leather export earnings...

LANXESS to sell its chrome chemicals business to Brother Enterprises
13 August 2019 Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is selling its chrome chemicals...

Versace Apologises After T-Shirt Angers China
13 August 2019 Luxury fashion label Versace and its artistic director, Donatella...

Japan to be Removed from South Korea’s Preferred Trade List
12 August 2019 South Korea announced this week that it has decided to remove Japan from...

Pakistani Tanners Push for Government Action
09 August 2019 Pakistan’s government is being urged by the Pakistan Tanners...

Karen Millen and Coast in Boohoo’s Sights but 1100 Jobs at Risk
08 August 2019 Following Boohoo’s £18m purchase of the online businesses belonging to...

Despite Potential Bangladesh Leather Industry Struggles
07 August 2019 Bangladesh’s leather industry is underperforming, specifically with...

Trumpler Group joins ZDHC
06 August 2019 Trumpler Group has announced it has joined ZDHC as “Value Chain...

Inauguration of upgraded polymer production plant in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil
06 August 2019 On 5 August 2019 TFL celebrated the inauguration of its upgraded...

Gucci Hires ‘Diversity Chief’
01 August 2019

Kenyan Leather Industry Unexploited
01 August 2019 According to Chris Simba, of the Kenya Market Trust, Kenya’s hides and...

July 2019

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Australian Leather Industry at All Time Low
31 July 2019 According to an executive officer of the Australian Hide Skin and...

Eid Sheepskins to be Used by Moroccan Leather Industry
25 July 2019 On 24 July, the Moroccan Secretary of State for Sustainable...

Dubai Property Developer Buys Cavalli
19 July 2019 Following months of speculation, Damac Properties, a Dubai-based...

British Luxury Sales Pass £5 billion Mark
19 July 2019 In the past year, the British luxury fashion industry saw sales break...

Nike Pushes Forward with New Plant
18 July 2019 Nike Inc announced it will open a new manufacturing facility in...

Reformation Stake to be Snapped up by Permira
17 July 2019

Chanel Acquires Stake in Italian Tannery
12 July 2019 Famous French fashion house Chanel has acquired a majority stake in...

Bangladesh Tannery Workers Demand Environmentally Friendly Industry
12 July 2019 Bangladesh’s leather industry workers have urged the government to build...

Indian Leather Industry Fears Supply Crunch
10 July 2019

Kenyan Tanners Want Export Levy Removed
08 July 2019 Kenya’s Tanners Association wants the government to remove the 10%...

Struggles Ahead for Hong Kong Luxury Goods Market
04 July 2019 There are challenging times on the horizon for the Hong Kong luxury goods market

A new animation from Brazilian Leather shows off the sector's versatility
04 July 2019 A video presenting all the versatility of the bovine sector, of which...

Fez, Morocco to Host First Leather Trade Show
04 July 2019

Syntans Capacity Expansion in France completed
04 July 2019 In order to satisfy the market demands in an optimum way, TFL expanded...

Bangladesh Leather Industry Slump Continues
03 July 2019 Due to environmental pollution caused by hide processing, lack of...

LCCI Calls on Pakistani Government to Resolve Leather Industry Issues
02 July 2019 Pakistan’s government is being urged by The Lahore Chamber of Commerce...

Dr. Martens ‘Explore Options’ with Goldman Sachs
01 July 2019 Buyout firm Permira is working with Goldman Sachs Group and Robert W....

June 2019

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Legal Ganga Tanneries to Reopen
27 June 2019 The Indian state government has finally decided to allow all legal...

Bottega Veneta Expands Leather Goods Plant
27 June 2019 Leather House Bottega Veneta announced this week it will expand...

Luxury Goods Spending to Top £240 billion This Year
26 June 2019 The global personal luxury goods sector will see growth of up to 6%...

New Lease of Life for Kanpur and the River Ganga
26 June 2019 Kanpur is a densely populated city in India, located on the west bank of...

Dubai Developer Tight-Lipped Over Cavalli Takeover
26 June 2019 Reported front-runners for a takeover of luxury fashion brand...

JBS Couros expands Vietnam operations and launches new showroom
26 June 2019 The plant is doubling its physical infrastructure to connect the US and...

Prize for Germany’s Best Trainee Tanner
25 June 2019 Felix Wengenroth, of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, will receive...

Egypt Makes Siemens Deal in Bid to Upgrade Industrial Sector
24 June 2019 The Egyptian government has signed an agreement with German...

Germany gets ready to host the leather industry's largest tech event
24 June 2019 The newest developments in science, technology, and positive experiences...

Dolce & Gabbana First Fashion House to Extend Size Range
24 June 2019 Dolce & Gabbana became the first luxury fashion house to extend its...

LANXESS confirmed as supplier of sustainable leather chemicals
20 June 2019 First company to complete Level 3 Certification in the ZDHC Gateway....

India to Raise Tariffs on US Products
17 June 2019 India is looking to raise tariffs on a load of products imported from...

Chinese Tariffs to Have Big Effect on American Industry
17 June 2019 American industries, including apparel, technology and manufacturing, are...

Owners of Lanvin Seek Investors for Fashion Unit
17 June 2019 The Chinese retail-to-drugs conglomerate backed by billionaire Guo...

Moda appoints director of footwear
14 June 2019 Moda, the heart of UK fashion and the trade show that brings fashion to...

Hardy UK announce new arrival
14 June 2019 Hardy UK have announced that as of 3 June 2019, Mirko Alighieri has...

Fashion Brands Not Paying Living Wage to Supply Chain Workers
11 June 2019 A new report has claimed that “no major clothing brand” has been able to...

Uzbekistan and Turkey Launch Joint Leather Production Cluster
10 June 2019 The Uzbek-Turkish cluster for the production of shoes and leather...

Luxury Brands Increase Social Media Spending
10 June 2019 In the pursuit of young shoppers, luxury brands such as Gucci, Louis...

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the European Leather Association
06 June 2019 At a time when European citizens were reflecting on their vote and who...

France to Ban Burning of Luxury Goods
06 June 2019 France's prime minister on Tuesday announced a crackdown on the...

Bangladesh Leather Sector Struggling for Investment
05 June 2019 Bangladesh’s leather industry has been struggling to find new...

TFL is launching its own blog called "Main Reaction"
04 June 2019 As a modern and innovative company TFL is launching a blog called...

Revenues at the Top 100 Luxury Goods Firms Hits £195 billion
04 June 2019 The world’s top 100 luxury goods companies generated, in aggregated...

May 2019

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Inspiramais: next edition to have 17 tanneries
31 May 2019 Inspiramais: Hall of Design and Materials Innovation takes place this year...

US Tariff Imposition Could Result in Inflation
31 May 2019 In the United States, luxury consumption and the broader retail business...

East Africa Forum Pushes for Accessible Leather Market
30 May 2019 The East African Community (EAC) Leather Forum has urged the bloc to...

Fashion House Jean Patou Rebrands to Patou
30 May 2019 Following their 2018 takeover, by luxury giant LVMH, Jean Patou has...

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

Prada to Halt Fur Use
28 May 2019 Italian luxury fashion house Prada has announced it will stop using...

Zimbabwe Industry Urged to Meet International Standards
22 May 2019 Zimbabwe’s leather sector could reap greater export proceeds for the...

LANXESS confirmed as supplier of sustainable leather chemicals
21 May 2019 First company to complete Level 3 Certification in the ZDHC Gateway....

Zimbabwe Tanners Given Expert Advice
20 May 2019 ZimTrade, Zimbabwe’s export promotion body, has urged Zimbabwean tanners...

France to Ban Burning of Unsold Luxury Goods
20 May 2019 Following French luxury group Kering’s announcement that it will no...

LVMH Now Uses Blockchain
20 May 2019 LVMH to launch the very first blockchain platform to help...

Leathers from Brazil will be present at a German trade fair dedicated to the furniture sector
16 May 2019 Interzum is the world's leading trade fair for suppliers and buyers in...

India’s Leather Industry Flailing
16 May 2019 A government-led crackdown on the slaughter of cows in India has caused...

Spotlight on Sustainable Leather Solutions
14 May 2019 The focus of the upcoming edition of Pure Origin, the section of the...

Kering Agrees Record Italian Tax Settlement
13 May 2019 The settlement, which was first reported last month, is the highest...

Rihanna Teams with LVMH to Release New Fashion Label
13 May 2019 Pop icon Rihanna announced last week that she will team up with French...

New French Factories for Louis Vuitton
10 May 2019 Louis Vuitton, French luxury group LVMH’s biggest earnings driver,...

New York City Council Speaker Spares Leather
09 May 2019 If City Council Speaker Corey Johnson has his way, New Yorkers will see...

LANXESS presents leather trends for autumn-winter season 2020/2021
08 May 2019 Specialty chemicals company LANXESS, one of the world’s leading...

Fashion Industry Sustainability Progress Slowing
08 May 2019 According to a new report, the pace of sustainability progress is...

Savar Tannery Workers Stage Demo
03 May 2019 A demonstration was staged today by thousands of tannery workers...

IULTCS Congress to host a lecture from the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability
03 May 2019 The 35th Congress of the IULTCS has approved the Brazilian...

Sonia Rykiel Seeks Bankruptcy Protection
01 May 2019 Struggling French fashion house Sonia Rykiel has been placed...

April 2019

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Investment in Bangladesh Leather Sector Sluggish
29 April 2019 Bangladesh's leather struggles

Kering Close to Tax Case Settlement
26 April 2019 French luxury group Kering is close to settling a dispute with...

Nepal Government to Tighten Import of Luxury Goods
25 April 2019 Nepal’s finance minister, Yubaraj Khatiwada has said that the government...

Bangladesh Government Urged to Bring All Leather Exporters Into Special Scheme
24 April 2019 The Bangladesh Finished Leather, Leather Goods and Footwear...

Nigerian Leather Exports Worth $600 million a year
23 April 2019 According to a report by JCR-VIS Credit Rating Company, Nigeria...

TFL presentations at the 35st IULTCS Congress Dresden, Germany
23 April 2019 As one of the main sponsors of the global IULTCS (International Union...

Kenya Welcomes New Leather Factory
19 April 2019 Residents of Nairobi in Kenya will be able to access locally made...

Raw Skin Smuggling Key Challenge to Kenyan Leather
18 April 2019 Smuggling of skins remains biggest challenge for Kenya's tanneries

LK Bennett Has Chinese Buyer
16 April 2019 LK Bennett has been bought out of administration, saving 325 jobs

Stahl to Introduce Molecular Tagging in Leather Supply Chains
16 April 2019 Applied DNA Sciences announced today the signing of a non-binding MoU...

Dr Martens to Float on Stock Market
15 April 2019 Permira, private equity firm and owner of Dr Martens, is reportedly...

Silas Capital Invests in Bellroy
15 April 2019 New York-based Silas Capital has invested in Bellroy, a...

Luxury Goods Tax Rise Recommended by Nigerian Parliament
11 April 2019 Nigeria’s parliament has requested that the government consider...

Another record high for cruise visitors to British ports, as Cruise Britain celebrates 10th anniversary
09 April 2019 Figures released today by Cruise Britain show that the number of...

Leather Key to Growing Nigeria’s GDP, says minister
09 April 2019 Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has...

H&M Heads Towards Sustainability
08 April 2019 International fashion chain H&M has stated in its annual...

Bangladesh Plans to Lead Through Leather
04 April 2019 As Bangladesh continues on its journey to reaching the status of a...

Pittards Revenue Drops
04 April 2019 Revenues at the Yeovil-based leather goods manufacturer have dropped,...

Roberto Cavalli on Brink of Bankruptcy
02 April 2019 Florence-based Italian brand Roberto Cavalli has shut its US shops...

Two Die After Chennai Leather Factory Wall Collapse
01 April 2019 Two workers who were cleaning a tank at a leather tannery at...

South African Leather Industry Seeks Ghanaian Collaboration
01 April 2019 The Footwear and Leathers Export Council of South Africa, is on a mission...

Leather Naturally Reaches Campaign Funding Goal
01 April 2019 Leather Naturally has reached its $1.5 million fundraising goal for a...

March 2019

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SIMAC Tanning Tech & APLF 2019
29 March 2019 At this year's APLF in Hong Kong, as well as at SIMAC Tanning Tech in...

Bradington-Young Launches Online Leather Resource
28 March 2019 US upholstery resource Bradington-Young have continued their efforts...

UNIC-Italian Tanneries invests in Sicit’s circular economy
27 March 2019 The investment will be done via the subsidiary Lineapelle, and will be of...

Kenya Still to Enforce Shoe Import Duty Tax
27 March 2019 It’s been nearly a year since Kenya announced a 35% duty on leather...

Elitron previews Klick
26 March 2019 Once again Elitron is at the forefront of innovative automation...

Blockchain to Protect Italian Products from Counterfeiters
25 March 2019 Italian tanners are the world's leading producers of leather, and the...

Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green Stumbles into Administration
25 March 2019 The fashion retailer set up by former frontman of Oasis, Liam Gallagher,...

Lectra's Innovation Lab brings breakthrough innovation to life
22 March 2019 Lectra boosts its innovation process by dedicating a new space to...

Hermes profits soar
21 March 2019 French luxury fashion firm Hermes is celebrating rising profits, as...

Louis Vuitton axes Michael Jackson-inspired pieces
20 March 2019 French fashion house Louis Vuitton has said it will no longer produce any...

Nigerian Government launches leather products committee
15 March 2019 Nigeria’s federal government has introduced a committee which will...

Oeko-Tex extends STeP’s reach to leather
13 March 2019 It is becoming more and more important to consumers that the leather...

JBS Couros creates new production model and launches a sustainable leather range
13 March 2019 After more than two years of research and development, the Kind Leather...

JLF auction under way
11 March 2019 There is an auction currently underway for the assets of JL Furnishings...

JLF auction under way
11 March 2019 There is an auction currently under way for the assets of JL Furnishings...

LVMH to open new Mayfair hotel
08 March 2019 Luxury goods giant LVMH wants architect Norman Foster to design its...

LK Bennett tangles with collapse
07 March 2019 British luxury fashion chain LK Bennett is going into administration as...

Simac Tanning Tech bucks the trend
06 March 2019 Satisfaction rules among the 322 exhibitors.

Ted Baker CEO quits over allegations
06 March 2019 Ted Baker’s CEO has resigned following allegations that he enforced...

Bangladesh leather sector flounders
06 March 2019 Exports of leather and leather products by Bangladesh have...

Dr Martens Goes Big on Northampton Site
01 March 2019 World-famous British footwear brand Dr Martens has announced plans to...

February 2019

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Nottingham Firm Teams with Smythson
28 February 2019 Retail Assist, a Nottingham-based IT firm, has won a contract to...

Lectra executive Edouard Macquin appointed President of Lectra Americas
27 February 2019 Edouard Macquin to lead the company’s new breakthrough...

LVMH Promises “Responsible” Crocodile Skins
27 February 2019 LVMH has announced it will be boosting measures to make sure a...

Italian Firms to Pump £18 million Into Tanzanian Leather Sector
27 February 2019 A couple of Italian companies have pushed their way into Tanzania’s...

Indian Tannery Ordered to Shut
26 February 2019 A tannery in Ambur, India, owned by T Abdul Wahid (TAW) Tanneries, which...

Fresh Lease of Life for Northampton Leather Factory
26 February 2019 A Grade II-listed former leather works building in Northampton is to...

Zimbabwe Minister Calls for Focus on Beef and Leather
26 February 2019 Zimbabwe’s private and public sectors have been urged upon to work...

Cow-related Violence Hindering Indian Beef and Leather Exports
20 February 2019 According to a new report released by the international...

Karl Lagerfeld Dies Aged 85
19 February 2019 World-famous German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 in...

Handmade Zimbabwean Shoes A Surprise Global Success
19 February 2019 In a tiny factory in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, leather cutter Misheck Sibanda...

A full house for SIMAC TANNING TECH 2019
19 February 2019 SIMAC TANNING TECH 2019, the International Exhibition of Machinery...

TFL launches two reductive unhairing agents, able to replace sulphide
19 February 2019 With the launch of PELLVIT LSG, and ERHAVIT LSU, TFL have...

Victoria Beckham in Exotic Skins Ban
18 February 2019 Victoria Beckham has become the latest designer to ban exotic skins from...

QuattroR acquires majority stake in Italian Luxury label Trussardi
15 February 2019 After months of tough negotiations, the Trussardi family has sold a...

Bangladesh Suffers Leather Export Decline
14 February 2019 Bangladesh’s leather sector is going through a tough time, due to...

Gruppo Mastrotto chosen to represent made-in-Italy leather for the fashion world in London
12 February 2019 The leading European leather production company will launch the brand...

IUR Young Leather Scientist Grants awarded
12 February 2019 Mrs Catherine Ann Maidment to receive IUR Research Grant and Md...

Office Profits Plummet
12 February 2019 Operating profits at South-African owned footwear retailer Office...

County Durham Leather Firm Wins Accolades
11 February 2019 Charlie Trevor, Equus Leather, along with his wife Dawn were last...

Indian Government Allots Land for Tannery Units
11 February 2019 India’s West Bengal government has allotted land for the tannery units...

The European Social Partners of the Leather Industry kick off their new common project
09 February 2019 Leather: European Social and Environmental Report 2020

Lectra appoints Gianluca Croci Managing Director of Lectra France
08 February 2019 Gianluca Croci's priority will be to support Lectra's French customers...

Gucci Issue “Racism” Apology
08 February 2019 Gucci has been caught up in a racism row after shoppers complained a...

Punjab Leather Factory Fire Wreaks Havok
08 February 2019 Tens of thousands of pounds worth of goods and machinery were destroyed in...

India to Welcome New 100 Acre Leather Park
05 February 2019 In a huge boost to the Indian leather industry, a mega leather park is...

No Mention of Leather in Budget Disappoints Indian Industry
04 February 2019 The leather industry in Kanpur, India was left disappointed last week when...

Egyptian Luxury Goods Imports Nears £420m
04 February 2019 The Egyptian Ministry of Finance has increased the value of the...

Don Ohsman, Hidenet founder, dies
04 February 2019 Hidenet Founder and CEO Don Ohsman passed away 31 January, surrounded...

January 2019

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Over 15,000 Visitors at Pakistan Leather Show
31 January 2019 The Pakistan Mega Leather Show, a three-day-long event held annually and...

TFL release colour trends catalogue
31 January 2019 TFL has released its new TFL Colour Trends Catalogue for the...

Dutch to Invest In Kanpur Leather Cluster
30 January 2019 The Dutch government plans to invest more than €2 million in the...

61% of Bangladesh’ Leather Workers Have Health Problems
28 January 2019 A huge number of Dhaka’s leather industry workers, 61% to be precise,...

Kering Faces $1.6 billion Italian Tax Claim
28 January 2019 Kering is facing a claim for $1.6 billion in unpaid Italian taxes, the...

Kering Named Most Sustainable in Luxury
25 January 2019 Luxury French conglomerate Kering has been named the most sustainable...

Leather Naturally welcomes five new members
24 January 2019 Leather Naturally announced that it has welcomed five new members in the...

Rihanna to Team Up With LVMH
24 January 2019 Rihanna is reportedly set to make history as the first black woman to head...

Bangladesh Tannery to Become Planned Township
24 January 2019 The Hazaribagh tannery site in Bangladesh will be regenerated into a...

Relatively Unknown Designer Takes Charge at Lanvin
23 January 2019 A young and promising French fashion designer has been put in charge of...

Nigerian Government Commissions New Factory in Sokoto
23 January 2019 The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared job creation and...

Sri Lanka’s Leather Industry Should ‘Go Global’
22 January 2019 Sri Lanka’s Footwear Advisory Council Chairman, Rangith Hettiarachchy,...

Indian Leather Sector Targets 10% Export Growth in Two Years
22 January 2019 An Indian industry insider has said several steps are being taken to help...

P. R. Aqeel Ahmed announced as new Chairman of the CLE
18 January 2019 We are pleased to inform you that P. R. Aqeel Ahmed is the new Chairman...

Leather Application Support at HEUSCH
18 January 2019 Heusch the global market leader in fleshing and shaving blades announces...

LVMH Purchases Stake in Gabriela Hearst
17 January 2019 Luxury fashion conglomerate LVMH has taken a minority stake in New...

New Tannery and Shoe Factory Launched in Nigeria
15 January 2019 An international start-up has been launched in London, with the aim...

India Cracks Down on Polluting Tanneries Ahead of Hindu Festival
11 January 2019 Authorities in the Indian city of Kanpur have ordered the...

Pakistan Leather Industry Wants Government Action
10 January 2019 In a meeting with Pakistan’s finance minister and the Federal Board...

Indian Exports on the Rise
10 January 2019 India’s leather, leather products and footwear exports have increased...

Chanel Acquires Minority Kenissi Stake
09 January 2019 French fashion house Chanel announced on Monday that it aimed to...

Leather is one of the highlights at the next edition of Inspiramais
09 January 2019 São Paulo will soon host 15 tanneries all in one space, presenting...

Indian Leather Industry Players Clash Over Unfinished Goods Export
08 January 2019 Leather garment and footwear manufacturers in India have asked the...

Farfetch Acquires Stadium Goods
08 January 2019 Luxury fashion brand Farfetch has acquired New York-based Stadium...

SATRA Chief Executive Retires
07 January 2019 Austin Simmons, chief executive of SATRA, has announced his intention...

Michael Kors Becomes Capri Holdings
03 January 2019 Following luxury group Michal Kors Holdings’ September 2018 acquisition...

‘Pooey Puitton’ Draws Louis Vuitton Lawsuit
03 January 2019 The California toy company behind ‘Pooey Puitton’, a slime-filled,...

Pakistan Government Urged to Help Halt Leather Export Decline
02 January 2019 The Pakistan Leather Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association...

Indian Government Eyeing More Leather Industry Investment
02 January 2019 The Kolkata state government is focussing on the development...

Bangladesh Tanneries Relocation Dents Export Earnings
02 January 2019

December 2018

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Diesel Front Runners to Acquire Cavalli
19 December 2018 Renzo Rosso, founder of Diesel, is reportedly interested in purchasing...

ASOS Announce Share Slump
18 December 2018 After reports of dismal High Street activity last month, ASOS’...

Prada Pulls Problematic Product
17 December 2018 Prada is facing a potential investigation from New York City having caused...

New tanneries integrated into the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)
17 December 2018 The Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB) programme...

Balenciaga Reaches Copywrite Settlement
15 December 2018 This past summer, Ney York based City Merchandise accused Balenciaga...

Cath Kidston Suffers Loss Increase
14 December 2018 English Fashion House Cath Kidston has posted a £10.5 million EBITDA loss...

Armenia Exports More than 40% of its Leather and Textiles to EU
14 December 2018 According to Business Armenia, Armenia’s annual export growth in...

Impetus Builds for Leather Promotion Initiative
12 December 2018 Leather industry stakeholders have been making their need to promote...

European Luxury Stocks Slide
11 December 2018 Moncler, Tod’s and other European luxury stocks shares dropped as...

Egyptian Custom’s Duty Adjustment to Boost Economy
10 December 2018 The decision by the Egyptian Ministry of Finance to adjust the customs...

Kenya’s Futuristic Fish Skin Leather
08 December 2018 Kenya’s future fashion industry could be all about fish skin.

IULTCS Congress Meets Freiberg Leather Days
07 December 2018 Professor Kheng Lim Goh of Newcastle University in Singapore (NUIS)...

Pakistan’s LRC Chief Offers Assistance to Leather Industry
07 December 2018 The director of Pakistan’s Leather Research Centre, Dr Hafiz Rabb Nawaz,...

Rino Mastrotto Group Contemplate Kenya
07 December 2018 World renowned leather products manufacturer Rino Mastrotto Group...

Scottish Leather Group wins vibes award for its commitment to sustainability
06 December 2018 Scottish Leather Group, the largest leather manufacturer in the...

US Mill Owner Accepts Hazardous Waste Charges
06 December 2018 The owner of a former leather tannery in New York State has pleaded guilty...

Chanel Drops Exotic Skins in Luxury Fashion First
05 December 2018 On Tuesday Chanel announced it would no longer use exotic animal...

Gruppo Mastrotto presents People, Next Level and launches a cutting-edge project concerning social and work inclusion
05 December 2018 The company, which is a leader for the tanning of cattle hides in Europe,...

Gucci to go to Court Over Tax Avoidance Charges
03 December 2018 Milan prosecutors have wrapped up their probe into fashion group...

November 2018

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Luxury Giant Kering to Join Forces With Apple
28 November 2018 Kering said on Monday it would develop its own online shopping sites by...

Ethiopia Reforms in Bid to Become Africa’s Manufacturing Hub
27 November 2018 Ethiopia’s ongoing economic and political structural reform will have a...

Former COTANCE President Adolfo Mattirolo passes away; COTANCE mourns an historical figure of Italy’s and Europe’s leather industry
27 November 2018 On 24 November 2018, Adolfo Mattirolo passed away at the age of 94

Scottish Leather Group Start Brexit Risk Register
23 November 2018 The Bridge of Weir-based company, and self-professed largest manufacturer...

Bangladesh’s Annual Leather Fair Begins
23 November 2018 Bangladesh’s international exhibition on leather industry...

Dolce and Gabbana Cancel Shanghai Fashion Show After Alleged Racism
23 November 2018 Following accusations of racism in its promotions of the event,...

ELeather and Nike Partnership Announced
22 November 2018 Nike and ELeather have announced a long-term, strategic...

Two shoes brands - Arezzo and Calçados Bibi - sign a cooperation agreement with the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)
21 November 2018 A commitment to the origin of the raw material leather was formalised by...

LVMH Plans 24 Italian Manufacturing Sites
20 November 2018 Italy is becoming increasingly important as a production hub for...

Creative Director in Lanvin Exit
19 November 2018 Lanvin’s creative director Lucas Ossendrijver has departed France’s...

Zimbabwe Tanners Appeal for Export Policy Waiver
19 November 2018 Beef and leather industry stakeholders in Zimbabwe are lobbying...

Kenyan Lobby Aims for Bigger Leather Export Turf
19 November 2018 In order to promote investments in leather manufacturing a new...

Simac tanning tech 2019. Tomorrow is now.
16 November 2018 300+ exporting manufacturers and exhibition organisers are working to...

No More Animal Hides Says Saskatoon Wildlife Foundation
15 November 2018 Canadian wildlife foundations across Saskatchewan are no longer...

Sedgwick & Co. Rescued From Administration
13 November 2018 A consortium made up of Abbey England, renowned provider of saddlery...

Indonesian Ministry of Industry Spurs Leather Industry Growth
13 November 2018 The Indonesian ministry of industry continues in its attempt to spur...

Hermes Downplays Chinese Sales Slowdown
13 November 2018 French Birkin bag maker Hermes has reported strong third-quarter...

Michael Kors’ Shares Plunge 15%
12 November 2018 Michael Kors' shares plunged by 15 percent today after the luxury...

Luxury Goods Giant Richemont UK Found Guilty of Racial Discrimination
12 November 2018 The umbrella group for brands including Purdey, Dunhill and Cartier was...

Canada Goose Holdings Acquires Hamilton’s Baffin Inc
12 November 2018 Canadian winter clothing manufacturers Canada Goose have purchased...

Clayton and Sons Bought Out of Administration
12 November 2018 British Chesterfield-based leather maker Clayton and Sons has been bought...

China’s Struggling Shopping Strength Shapes Luxury Sales Slump
12 November 2018 Middle-class consumer apprehension in China is growing, with money stuck...

Leather Industry Key in Fight Against Poverty Says Nigerian Minister
05 November 2018 Nigerian minister of science and technology has said newly approved...

Nigerian Manufacturers Bemoan Importation
02 November 2018 Shoe makers in Nigeria have urged the government to bring a stop to...

Balenciaga Being Sued Over Leather Keychain Car Air Freshener
02 November 2018 Car-Freshener Corporation and Julius Samann Ltd have taken Balenciaga...

International Luxury Group Kering to Buy Back 1% of its Shares
02 November 2018 The international luxury group based in Paris and famous owning luxury...

Industrial Production in Tunisia Down in First 9 Months
02 November 2018 Tunisian industrial production has fallen 0.5% in the first 9 months of...

Death of Wanda Ferragamo Sparks Share Rise
02 November 2018 Wanda Ferragamo, widow of company founder Salvatore, died on October 19th...

Dr Martens Reports Large Growth
01 November 2018 The famous English footwear and clothing brand has reported a revenue rise...

Chateau d’Ax USA Not Affected by Parent Company Filing For Reorganisation
01 November 2018 High-end Italian leather upholstery manufacturer Chateau d’Ax Italia...

North Korea Spends Over £400 Billion on Luxury Goods Per Year
01 November 2018 According to the head of South Korea’s state spy agency, the North...

October 2018

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What's the return on investing in sustainability?
31 October 2018 Mats Tannery receives a Gold level seal from the Brazilian...

Swiss tannery equipment producer Hüni announces official support of ‘Tannery of the Future’ sustainability checklist
31 October 2018 Swiss multinational The Hüni Group, producer of tannery drums and supplier...

Bradford Council Refuse Plans to Refurbish Bingley Tannery
30 October 2018 Bradford Council this week knocked back plans to alter the windows of the...

After Tannery Burns Down New Albany Push Forward with Greenway Plan
29 October 2018 After a fire destroyed the former Moser Leather Company tannery, part of...

Namibian Company Shilongo Leather to Diversifies its Products
28 October 2018 The Namibian company, founded in 1986 by husband and wife duo Mr and...

Clean-up of Hannock Tannery Begins
27 October 2018 Clean-up and restoration of tannery in Hancock, Maryland is now underway....

Cairo Tanneries Relocated to Give Medieval Aqueduct New Lease of Life
26 October 2018 In recent months Egyptian authorities have dismantled and relocated dozens...

The balance of Brazilian participation at Futurmoda
25 October 2018 With its figures on the rise, Spanish fair Futurmoda (for materials used...

Zimbabwe leather industry: A call to arms
24 October 2018 Small scale players in the Zimbabwe leather industry have issued a plea...

Leather could be key to Nigeria’s economic regrowth
23 October 2018 Following its first recession in over 20 years, Nigeria is open...

Nairobi leather manufacturers push for training hub
22 October 2018 Leather makers are urging the government to set up a hub to help...

Projects aiming to boost Tamil Nadu leather industry approved
21 October 2018 The Department of Policy and Promotion has approved four projects under...

Old Hickory tannery makes a comeback with new investment
20 October 2018 The high-end upholstery manufacturer will return to High Point Market...

Former head of the British Leather Confederation (BLC), Dr Robert Sykes passed away
19 October 2018 Dr Robert Sykes OBE FRSC FSLTC, a well-respected senior figure of the...

Hewlett Packard make leather laptop
18 October 2018 Hewlett Packard claims the Leather Laptop it designed has the...

Two injured in fire at Kolkata leather complex tannery
17 October 2018 A fire broke out on 10 October at the Kolkata Leather Complex Tannery....

J.W. Hulme expected to move manufacturing overseas
16 October 2018 113-year-old leather goods company, J.W. will cease its...

Four projects aiming to boost Tamil Nadu leather industry approved
15 October 2018 Four projects have been approved, under the Indian Footwear Leather...

Production of textile and clothing grows in Tajikistan
12 October 2018 Tajikistan has enjoyed an increase of around 30% in its production...

Brazil's highlights from the Première Vision Paris and Lineapelle Milan fairs
09 October 2018 The most recent editions of Lineapelle in Milan and Première Vision in...

LIA and USHSLA hold joint annual meeting; announce merger intentions
02 October 2018 The US Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) and the Leather...

The TFL effect – that brings a smile to my customer's face
01 October 2018 TFL successfully finishes REACH registration process

September 2018

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The markets applaud innovation: a smart square dedicated to CSR, SPORT & TECH, and the arrival of the premiere marketplace mark an edition with a record-breaking offer
28 September 2018 Digitalisation, eco-responsibility, technical and...

2019 Young Leather Scientist grant announced by IULTCS
27 September 2018 The Executive Committee of the IULTCS is pleased to announce the 2019...

CSCB Sustainability Forum
26 September 2018 With a diverse array of innovation and trends for the leather and...

Leather from Brazil expecting positive results from Milan at the Lineapelle fair
25 September 2018 The Lineapelle fair - taking place in Milan from 25-27 September - will...

Five tanneries shut in Kanpur
24 September 2018 More trouble in India as five tanneries have been shut down by...

Holiday season in Bangladesh hit the country's export performance
21 September 2018 Holiday season in Bangladesh hit the country's export performance, which...

Timberland has announced further progress in its bid to use all natural products in its footwear
20 September 2018 Following a commitment to increase the amount of recycled, organic...

TFL leases ICF's business
19 September 2018 TFL Italia and Industria Chimica Fine announced today that they have...

In Paris, a luxury fair will have a lecture on Brazil's leather experience
18 September 2018 The leather sector in Brazil has become an international example...

Nicki Kay appointed managing director of Zünd UK
17 September 2018 Zünd Systemtechnik, a household name in digital cutters, is set to boost...

Paris will host Brazilian leathers and a never-before-seen presentation at the Première Vision fair
15 September 2018 Brazilian leather participation in the Première Vision Paris fair...

The newest release of Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 gives fashion companies the power of connectivity
14 September 2018 Lectra’s enhanced PLM solution puts collaboration and...

Bangladeshi tanners deny price drop
13 September 2018 Bangladeshi tanners have hit back at claims that a significant price drop...

Kyrgyzstan bans animal imports from neighbours
12 September 2018 Kyrgyzstan has temporarily banned imports of animals and products of...

Premiere Vision Paris strengthens its commitments to responsible creation: expanded smart square, new innovative offer, original speeches
11 September 2018 Tomorrow is here: this is theme that the 3rd edition of the Smart Square...

Suspended Rwandan tanners to re-open
10 September 2018 A Rwandan leather factory that fell foul of pollution laws will...

Turkish leather output drops amid wider growth
08 September 2018 While Turkish industry continues to grow, its leather sector suffered a...

Indian leather imports rise
07 September 2018 India, one of the up and coming producers of leather in the global...

TFL increases capacity for its market leading dyes
06 September 2018 TFL has announced that it is investing in increased capacity for its range...

Ethiopia FDI inflows on the rise
05 September 2018 Foreign Direct Investment in Ethopia is increasing at a healthy...

JBS Couros invests in traceability and presents new platform at China trade fair
04 September 2018 JBS Couros has developed a system that collects data throughout the...

Dispatch from ACLE, Shanghai
03 September 2018 Greetings from Shanghai, where Leather International has been in amongst...

August 2018

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COTANCE call on Helsinki Fashion Week to reconsider its decision to ban leather as of 2019
31 August 2018 COTANCE press release on how it regrets that the Helsinki Fashion...

Nigeria set to publish leather plan
30 August 2018 The FEC says it will soon publish a comprehensive plan for the...

Helsinki Fashion Week bans leather from 2019
29 August 2018 The prestigious Helsinki Fashion Week has announced that it will...

Turkish leather trade with Russia soars
28 August 2018 Turkey’s growing trade relationship with Russia took another upward...

Dordick named vice-president for Hidenet Publications
24 August 2018 Hidenet Publications announces that Vera L. Dordick has been...

Innovative solutions for the leather industry
21 August 2018 Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will be presenting its new...

Indian leather exports 'must double'
13 August 2018 The recent declarations of support from Indian Commerce Minister...

'We may support new leather clusters' - Prabhu
10 August 2018 Indian commerce minister Suresh Prabhu has hinted that the country’s...

Minister pledges support for Indian footwear
09 August 2018 Following its decision to promote the use of indigenous leather within...

Global footwear production returns to growth
08 August 2018 World footwear production has grown in the last year, after two years...

Four more tanners sign Brazilian pledge
07 August 2018 Brazil’s efforts to encourage sustainability into its leather industry got...

Blockchain makes leather debut
06 August 2018 The blockchain revolution, which promises to change the way many...

Pakistani tanners bemoan tax drawback delay
03 August 2018 Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) Export Committee Chairman Anjum Zafar...

Tariffs not the solution - US cattlemen
02 August 2018 Despite the Trump administration’s insistence that trade wars are easy...

China boosts LVMH profits
01 August 2018 Luxury brand Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) has announced an increase...

July 2018

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Luxury sneakers leading the way for brands
31 July 2018 With the news that the athletic footwear industry hit $19.6bn in sales...

India opens up new footwear design centre
30 July 2018 Hyderabad has recently seen the opening of a new footwear design...

MICAM Roadshow heads east
27 July 2018 The industry leading MICAM show is set to journey to the Far East this...

Bader Leather, Wolverine, Kuo Yuen Tannery, AI Topper and Northampton University join Leather Naturally
26 July 2018 In the last month, four more leading tanneries and a university have...

Release of the new TFL Colour Trends Catalogue Spring-Summer 2020
25 July 2018 TFL has released its new TFL Colour Trends Catalogue for the...

New country representative for LANXESS in the United Kingdom
24 July 2018 Jacques Perez succeeds Kim O'Connor as country representative of...

Kurabo International: Bridging the Generation Gap with Lectra
23 July 2018 Kurabo began using Lectra’s patternmaking software Modaris to...

LANXESS strengthens research and development for aqueous polyurethane dispersions
18 July 2018 New applications development and technical service laboratory of...

New tannery for ISA TanTec
17 July 2018 Increased customer demand has led ISA TanTec to announce the opening of...

Good chemistry
17 July 2018 July this year means a lot of things to a lot of people: World Cup...

Leathers from Brazil will be at a fair in New York
16 July 2018 Five companies will show their leathers at the fair with the support of...

Pakistan exports on the rise
14 July 2018 While some major players - notably Vietnam and Bangladesh - report...

Tannery moves hit Bangladesh leather exports
13 July 2018 Widespread structural changes to the country’s tanning infrastructure...

Nine more companies sign on to Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) scheme
12 July 2018 Among those signing on to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals...

Sustainability the way forward – EU
11 July 2018 A recent event on transparency and traceability in garment value...

COTANCE president Kindermann in Brussels to defend leather authenticity
09 July 2018 COTANCE president Andreas Kindermann (Wollsdorf Leather, Austria)...

Lectra fashion PLM 4.0 ranked No. 1 by industry experts
06 July 2018 WhichPLM finds Lectra outperforms the competition in terms of...

Senegal leather output drops
06 July 2018 Senegal, one of Africa’s up and coming leather producers, has reported...

Leather from Brazil gets ready for Vietnam fair
05 July 2018 Vietnam is the next international destination for Brazil's leathers....

Ethiopia pushing for local industry
05 July 2018 Ethiopian authorities are pushing hard to attract both internal and...

Iran bans leather imports
03 July 2018 Iranian authorities have announced a ban on the import of over 1,300 goods...

Argentine firms call for action
02 July 2018 A number of leather and textile industry groups in Argentina have...

June 2018

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Mexico underpins Latin America’s luxury growth
29 June 2018 Latin America is fast becoming one of the engines of global luxury...

Kenya removes tariff exemptions on leather imports
28 June 2018 Despite the much mooted co-operation brought about by the construction of...

India pushes local leather for govt contracts
27 June 2018 The Indian Government’s determination to pursue an ‘Indian First’ agenda...

JBS Couros seeks CSCB sustainability certification in all its units
26 June 2018 In 2016 JBS Couros – an important leather processing industry – sought...

Growth in leather sector boosts Rwandan economy
26 June 2018 A 24% increase in leather output helped the Rwandan economy grow by...

Italy hit hard by fake goods
25 June 2018 The OECD has revealed that Italy is being hit especially hit by a rise in...

Chanel posts record revenues
22 June 2018 Luxury brand Chanel has reported excellent sales growth in the 2017....

Modern Meadow awarded as technology pioneer by World Economic Forum
21 June 2018 World Economic Forum on Thursday announced its selection of the world’s...

Senegal's leather output drops 1.4% in Q1 2018
21 June 2018 Senegal’s leather industry suffered a drop in output over the last...

Daniel Lee named creative director at Bottega Veneta
20 June 2018 Italian luxury goods and high fashion brand house Bottega Veneta...

Pakistan focused on shoemaking growth
20 June 2018 Pakistan exports footwear to more than 60 countries across the world,...

‘Tanzania first’ budget planned
20 June 2018 Tanzanian officials have reiterated their determination to protect...

Students of creative leather technologies visit LANXESS’s leather chemicals
15 June 2018 In May 2018 the Leather business unit of specialty chemicals company...

Call to include finished leather in tax scheme
14 June 2018 The Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) has called on the Indian...

Fakes costing EU businesses €60 billion every year
14 June 2018 A study conducted by the European Union’s Intellectual Property...

Russian tourism boosting Turkish leather
14 June 2018 A growing number of retailers in Istanbul’s leading shopping districts...

Action threatened over tanning run off
12 June 2018 India authorities’ continued efforts to manage and reduce the amount...

Gucci streamlines production with more work brought in house
12 June 2018 In a week when the company says it is driven to overtake Louis Vuitton...

Two new tanneries integrated into CSCB
11 June 2018 Baby Leather and Sean Couros are the newest participants in the...

Modular technology and proven products from LANXESS for the process industry
11 June 2018 LANXESS at the leading global exhibition Achema, Frankfurt am Main,...

Bangladeshi exports hit once more
08 June 2018 A significant worsening of the country’s leather exports has led Bangadesh...

Two new tanneries integrated into the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability programme
08 June 2018 Baby Leather and Sean Couros are seeking the Brazilian Leather...

46th National Conference AICC
07 June 2018 On Friday 8 June, the Italian Association of Leather Chemists, AICC,...

ICLT students visit TFL Italia S.p.A.
07 June 2018 For the 17th time students from the Institute for Creative...

Transparent leather launched in NY
06 June 2018 New York avant-garde fashion boutique Hotoveli has announced it will...

EU kicks off Egyptian tannery scheme
06 June 2018 A new a new 50,000m2 tannery is the centrepiece of a new EU scheme to...

New global fashion centre for TFL
05 June 2018 Italian leather processing giant TFL has opened a new fashion centre.

Lanxess rolling out NMP alternatives
05 June 2018 One of the world’s leading specialty chemicals company, Lanxess is...

LANXESS supports sustainable leather production
05 June 2018 Range of products for NMP-free leather production....

Andreas Kindermann becomes president of COTANCE in Verona
04 June 2018 Austrian Andreas Kindermann, CEO of Wollsdorf Leather, was...

May 2018

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Vietnam leather continues healthy growth
30 May 2018 Some of the world’s leading footwear firms are increasingly turning...

Export body helping Zimbabwe leather
30 May 2018 An NGO focused on improving business practices in the developing world...

Burberry acquires leather goods business
29 May 2018 Burberry has announced it is to acquire Italian luxury leather goods...

Clayton’s technical director appointed president of SLTC for terms 2018/19 and 2019/20
25 May 2018 The technical director of Clayton & Sons, Matthew Abbott, accepted...

Miti takes control of leather cutting with Lectra’s Versalis
23 May 2018 With the support of Lectra’s expertise and technology, Miti...

Bangladeshi tanners scoop industry awards
23 May 2018 President Abdul Hamid of Bangladesh handed out a series of awards to some...

LHTBI elects new president
18 May 2018 The UK leather industry charity, LHTBI, has elected Ian Walker,...

Meatpacking giant JBS returns to profit
18 May 2018 Brazil headquartered JBS SA has posted positive results in the first...

April 2018

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TFL launches highly masked pre-tanning agent
24 April 2018 The demand for chromium-free tanning continues to increase – not only...

USHSLA supports customs reclassification initiative for US hides and leather
24 April 2018 New initiative would allow value of US origin hides and leather components...

Generational relief in Cromogenia Units and in the Tanning Division
20 April 2018 Álex Cabestany substitutes José Luis Cabestany, who becomes the company’s CEO.

Leather product environmental footprint category rules officially approved
20 April 2018 On 18 April 2018, the Leather Product Environmental Footprint Category...

LANXESS engages in the BLC Chem-MAP Programme to achieve ZDHC Conformance Level 3
16 April 2018 Global chemical supplier LANXESS has recently engaged with the BLC...

Smit & zoon announces global price increase
16 April 2018 Prices of Smit & zoon leather chemicals adjusted due to rising raw...

French leather industry exports rise by 7% in 2017
10 April 2018 The French leather industry experienced healthy growth in exports (+7%)...

Opening of TFL Global Fashion Centre
10 April 2018 TFL relaunched its facilities in Tuscany, Italy, renewed its look...

Arkote Ltd to acquire issued share capital of Zanogen (UK) Ltd
06 April 2018 Arkote Ltd is pleased to announce it has reached a definitive agreement...

Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability awards first Gold seal
03 April 2018 The Brazilian leather sector has a new historical reference in the field...

March 2018

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LANXESS increases prices for leather chemicals
28 March 2018 Specialty chemicals company LANXESS increases the prices for selected...

Major Scottish export award win by Bridge of Weir Leather Company
28 March 2018 Bridge of Weir has been named Scottish Exporter of the Year at...

Modern Meadow partners with Evonik to grow fermentation processes to commercial scale
09 March 2018 The biofabrication company announced that it will be joining forces...

European leather industry partners join forces in video promoting responsibly produced leather
01 March 2018 Video co-produced by Leather Naturally highlights the positive facts...

February 2018

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JBS Couros receives global recognition for best practices at South America units
21 February 2018 Seven units in Brazil and one in Argentina meet strict criteria to...

ICHSLTA and USHSLA announce annual joint cocktail evening
19 February 2018 The International Council of Hides, Skins and Leather Traders Association...

GG Organics celebrates its tenth year
13 February 2018 Leather chemicals manufacturer GG Organics is celebrating its decennial year.

TFL Japan managing director appointed to develop Ethiopian leather industry
02 February 2018 TFL Japan managing director Yasuhisa Nakamura will help develop the...

January 2018

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Guangzan fuels rapid growth with leaner operations and increased productivity
31 January 2018 Seeking to improve profitability, the China-based automotive trim cover...

PrimeAsia names Sergio Da Costa as PrimeAsia China’s assistant chief operating officer
30 January 2018 PrimeAsia Leather Company announced on 17 January that Sergio Da Costa...

Lectra appoints Holger Max-Lang as managing director of Lectra Central & Eastern Europe region, Russia
23 January 2018 Holger Max-Lang’s role is to support fashion & apparel, automotive...

Fuga Couros S/A tannery first to receive the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability
16 January 2018 This achievement reflects its dedication to developing activities...

New branding identity for Lectra
10 January 2018 Resolutely reflecting the digital era, Lectra’s new branding identity...

Smit & zoon joins the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme
08 January 2018 Smit & zoon just announced it is joining the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero...

December 2017

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LANXESS raises prices for sodium dichromate
22 December 2017 Specialty chemicals company LANXESS globally raises the prices for...

TFL expands R&D facilities in Europe
12 December 2017 TFL believes that innovation is an important part of the company...

LANXESS successfully starts test operation for on-site production of retanning agent
04 December 2017 Modular pilot plant put into operation in tannery. First ton of...

JBS Couros presents new version of the Authentic collection
01 December 2017 Produced at its Italian, South American and Asian units, the current...

Vietnamese footwear exports up 13% for January to October
01 December 2017 Vietnamese footwear products had an export turnover of $11.82 billion...

New tannery joins Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)
01 December 2017 Rhoma Peles is the newest company to adhere to the Brazilian...

November 2017

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TFL joins Leather Naturally
23 November 2017 TFL has issued a statement on its alliance with Leather Naturally.

Sadesa receives three new GOLD awards from Leather Working Group
22 November 2017 Sadesa has been awarded three new GOLD certificates by the Leather...

Scottish Leather Group subsidiaries honoured at ROCCO Awards
22 November 2017 Scottish Leather Group, the largest leather manufacturer in the UK, saw...

Pressure on Vietnam to scale up ahead of EU FTA
21 November 2017 The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the European Trade...

Bangladesh plans for leather industrial estate growth
20 November 2017 Bangladesh plans to create two more environmentally friendly...

Five-year programme to clean up Ganges
20 November 2017 Solidaridad Network Asia is collaborating with leather chemicals and...

Talks on to expand clean leather technology in India
10 November 2017 Discussions are ongoing to expand ‘hair saving’ technology to clusters...

JBS Couros receives global recognition for best practices at Vietnam distribution centre
08 November 2017 The unit complied passed rigorous verification process in order to obtain...

More Savar leather estate project delays
08 November 2017 After a decade and a half in the making, the leather industrial...

ISA TanTec acquires major stake in Italian tannery
08 November 2017 International tanning Group ISA TanTec has bought a major share...

Profits jump at Scottish Leather Group
08 November 2017 Annual pre-tax profits at Scottish Leather Group have risen from...

Smit & zoon acquires Italian leather chemicals producer Codyeco
02 November 2017 Smit & zoon, global supplier of wet-end and finishing leather chemicals...

October 2017

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COTANCE urges European Commission to regulate leather authenticity labelling
13 October 2017 The Council of COTANCE has urged the European Commission to use...

Last chance to apply for 2018 Young Leather Scientist Grant
13 October 2017 IULTCS has reminded prospective applicants that the deadline for...

Stahl Group acquires BASF Leather Chemicals business
02 October 2017 Netherlands-based Stahl, a leading company in process chemicals for...

September 2017

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Smit & zoon files patent application on bio-based leather retanning chemicals
27 September 2017 Smit & zoon has filed a European patent application for ‘lignin...

Modern Meadow reveals name of biofabricated material that mimics leather
26 September 2017 Ahead of its big reveal at the Museum of Modern Art in New York next...

Chinese bed company De Rucci employs smart tech
21 September 2017 Premium Chinese bedding De Rucci has chosen to use new digital...

Prada shares perform poorly
20 September 2017 Data from Bloomberg has revealed Hong Kong-traded Prada has delivered...

Leather luggage market to reach $525 billion by 2022
19 September 2017 Demand for leather luggage and good such as wallets, jackets and shoes...

Brazilian meat giant BRF bids farewell to CEO
18 September 2017 Incumbent CEO Pedro de Andrade Faria will depart ailing Brazilian...

New gadget identifies fake designer handbags
12 September 2017 A new handheld microscope camera called Entrupy has been developed to...

Price of rawhide slumps in Bangladesh
12 September 2017 The price of rawhides in Bangladesh dropped more than 30% during...

August 2017

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Modern Meadow moves headquarters to New Jersey
17 August 2017 Modern Meadow, the biofabrication company pioneering biologically...

US hides and leather industry welcomes research report documenting less cattle branding
15 August 2017 The US Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) applauded a new...

Lectra appoints Rodrigo Siza, regional director of Spain and Portugal
02 August 2017 Rodrigo Siza will develop new regional synergies to support local...

July 2017

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Smit & zoon appoints strategic leather specialist
31 July 2017 Smit & zoon has announced that Dirick von Behr has been appointed...

ASSOMAC opens the first Italian-Vietnamese technology centre in Vietnam
25 July 2017 The first Italian-Vietnamese Technology Centre has been opened in Vietnam.

See the results of the Leather Law Blitz in Rio de Janeiro
24 July 2017 Leather Law Blitz, part of the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning...

Frost & Sullivan confers Lectra's Versalis digital leather cutting solution with product leadership award
19 July 2017 Lectra’s Versalis boosts automotive leather suppliers’ overall...

Silvateam wins innovation award at World Polyphenol Congress
17 July 2017 Silvateam was awarded a prize for innovation during the 11th World...

Brazilian Leather to disembark in New York for the Première Vision fair
13 July 2017 Three Brazilian tanneries are participating in the the Première Vision...

Brazilian leather expects to market US$20 million in Vietnam
06 July 2017 The city of Ho Chi Minh will host the 19th edition of the Shoes &...

Incotec Automation unveils new name and branding
05 July 2017 Incotec Automation has become INCOTEC and adopted a new brand logo.

Leather and Footwear machinery exports rise by 38.4% in five years
03 July 2017 Data processed by the Italian Association of Manufacturers of...

June 2017

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2018 Young Leather Scientist Grant announced by IULTCS
29 June 2017 The International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemist...

Lectra boosts leather cutting productivity by up to 15%
16 June 2017 New Versalis® LeatherSuite V6 helps automotive and furniture makers get...

University of Northampton students impress Leathersellers Company
15 June 2017 Students at the University of Northampton have impressed the...

Students from the UK and Italy attend TFL Academy training course
12 June 2017 In May, TFL Academy welcomed students from the Institute for Creative...

Leather Law Blitz heads for Rio de Janeiro
08 June 2017 The Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) will visit nine...

Report from 'Leather is My Job' Conference
08 June 2017 Leather International editor Carl Friedmann reports from the second...

Billy Tannery launches today
02 June 2017 Billy Tannery, the first British goat leather brand, launched in May...

May 2017

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Brazilian hides and skins exports show positive results in area in April
18 May 2017 Brazilian exports of hides and skins in 2017 are larger in area than...

Brazilian Leather joins celebrated furniture fair in Germany
11 May 2017 Five Brazilian tanneries will take part in Interzum, the world's leading...

TFL increases commitment to safe products
09 May 2017 Leading leather processor and finisher TFL has became a recognized ZDHC...

Leather is my Job photo contest winners revealed
09 May 2017 COTANCE and the Leather is my Job project partnership have announced...

New addition to Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)
04 May 2017 Gobba Leather, a tannery producing furniture, automotive and...

April 2017

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BASF Leather Chemicals business to become part of Stahl Group
05 April 2017 Stahl, headquartered in the Netherlands, announced today that it has...

Smit & zoon opens sales office in India
04 April 2017 Smit & zoon, a leading global supplier of wet-end and finishing...

March 2017

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Silvateam presents 'Leather of the Year' winners
31 March 2017 Silvateam, a world leader in the production and sales of vegetal extracts...

Report from APLF Leather & Materials+
29 March 2017 The 33rd edition of APLF is underway, now rebranded as APLF Leather...

JBS curtails beef production in Brazil
24 March 2017 Meat processing company JBS has suspended beef production at 33 of its...

PrimeAsia appoints Sarah Swensen CSO
21 March 2017 PrimeAsia, a leading manufacturer of high-quality lifestyle and...

Leather industry reacts to ICN human rights report
16 March 2017 A long-awaited report on human rights issues in the Indian leather...

BASF to showcase process innovation at APLF 2017
16 March 2017 BASF will introduce a new process innovation to Asia Pacific Leather...

Expert industry panel in place for Prophets of Price 2017
16 March 2017 Market analysts Hidenet and leaders from four major global hide regions...

New European social dialogue project launches
03 March 2017 European Social Partners, COTANCE and the industriAll-European Trade...

February 2017

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Leather International reports from Tanning Tech
22 February 2017 We're in the middle of day two here at Tanning Tech on one side of...

Stahl Campus expands with performance coatings
21 February 2017 Stahl Campus is expanding its training course offering for...

Hidenet Publications announces new report in Chinese
20 February 2017 Hidenet Publications announces the latest addition to its collection...

Elitron to showcase innovations at SIMAC 2017
07 February 2017 Elitron will showcase five different automatic digital cutting...

Lectra appoints Jérôme Viala executive vice-president for the Group
03 February 2017 Lectra's former chief financial officer Jérôme Viala has been...

January 2017

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Fratelli Carlessi to unveil scalable spray finishing concept in Milan
30 January 2017 Italy based leather finishing and drying machinery specialists,...

Erretre to redefine milling at Simac Tanning Tech 2017
27 January 2017 Erretre Spa, part of Erretre, the Italy based global leaders in...

Report from Inspiramais in Sao Paulo
17 January 2017 The latest edition of Inspiramais in Sao Paulo is underway to examine...

Brazilian leather industry should generate $ 4 million in New York
13 January 2017 Première Vision Leather New York will take place on 17-18 January, with...

Trumpler and ICLT run training course
05 January 2017 German chemicals supplier Trumpler visited the Institute for Creative...

November 2016

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Smit & zoon to use recycled drums
24 November 2016 From December 2016, Smit & zoon will take its corporate social...

Brazilian leather: exports show growth in October
21 November 2016 October registered an increase of 2.3% in Brazilian leather exports....

Stahl acquires Eagle Performance Products
21 November 2016 Chemical company Stahl, headquartered in the Netherlands, has acquired...

CBR joins Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)
09 November 2016 Brazilian tannery Couros Bom Retiro - CBR is the most recent name to join...

Footwear manufacturer boosts environmental agenda with baling of leather
09 November 2016 Footwear component manufacturer E A Tailby Ltd has strengthened its...

Stahl promotes leather supply chain traceability at ReVeal
04 November 2016 Stahl, PALI Group, Vitelco, Rompa Tanneries and Rompa Leder used...

Only Lectra for new DFM production plant
03 November 2016 DFM Sp. z o.o based in Dobre Miasto in the Mazuria region of Poland...

October 2016

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APLF announces new fair dates for 2018 and 2019
26 October 2016 In line with its policy of serving the global leather and fashion...

Vietnam to reach $12bn in leather product exports in 2014
25 October 2016 According to the Vietnam Industry and Trade Information Centre (VITIC),...

ACLE, CIFF and Moda Shanghai underway in Shanghai
25 October 2016 The 17th edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), the...

Brazilian leather joins Material Connexion in New York
21 October 2016 Thanks to support from Brazilian Leather, a project dedicated to...

Gruppo Mastrotto accelerates digital transformation with Lectra
14 October 2016 Lectra supports the digital transformation of European producer of...

IULTCS supports next generation research
11 October 2016 The IULTCS initiative of investing in the next generation of leather...

Miti creates in-house leather cutting room with Lectra
03 October 2016 The high-end upholstered furniture manufacturer lowers operational costs...

September 2016

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Waterless Chrome Tanning Technology demonstration and workshop in Kolkata
26 September 2016 CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute has developed a new technology...

UNIDO launches hydrogen sulphide online training course
15 September 2016 Within the framework of the Tanzania United Nations Development...

Leather International reports from 2016 All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE)
01 September 2016 The 2016 All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) is in full swing at the at...

August 2016

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Circular Economy drove CSCB Sustainability Forum
23 August 2016 The circular economy was widely discussed during the CSCB...

LANXESS showcases sustainable portfolio at ACLE
04 August 2016 Company presents technologies for waterproof leather, anti-soiling...

Stahl opens Pielcolor Application Lab in India
04 August 2016 Chemical company Stahl has opened a new Pielcolor Application Lab in...

July 2016

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Laziale Interni Auto chooses Lectra Versalis for digital cutting room
19 July 2016 Laziale Interni Auto, a leading Italian supplier of leather cut parts...

Brazilian leather showcased at Première Vision New York
13 July 2016 Five Brazilian leather companies and the Centre for the Brazilian...

LINEAPELLE London to discuss UK leather market and Brexit
11 July 2016 A total of 41 exhibitors will exhibit their new collections at...

Lectra announces opening of subsidiary in Vietnam
08 July 2016 Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated...

2017 IULTCS Merit Award Winner announced
07 July 2016 The Executive Committee of the IULTCS has announced the 2017 winner of...

COTANCE Assembly General elects Thomas Bee as new president
05 July 2016 Last 14 June, the Assembly General of COTANCE took place in...

Young leather scientist grant to be sponsored by Lear Corporation
04 July 2016 The Executive Committee of the IULTCS has announced that Lear Corporation...

June 2016

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Lectra appoints Céline Choussy Bedouet to its executive committee
24 June 2016 Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated...

Curtume Moderno joins the Brazilian Leather Sustainability Certification (CSCB)
24 June 2016 Curtume Moderno has become the most recent company to join CSCB,...

BPR Registration granted for Chlorocresol (CMK) in leather manufacture
20 June 2016 The European Chemicals Agencies (ECHA) Biocidal Products Committee...

TFL adds global operations resources and announces new member of Executive Board
14 June 2016 Brian R. Watson has joined the TFL Group as chief operating officer...

Cobrasil Tannery joins the Brazilian Leather Sustainability Certification (CSCB)
13 June 2016 The Brazilian Leather Sustainability Certification (CSCB),...

Stahl opens Dyes Centre of Excellence in Mumbai
10 June 2016 Chemical company Stahl has opened a new state-of-the-art Dyes Centre...

Leather features in University of Northampton Graduate Fashion Week catwalk show
09 June 2016 Fashion students from the University of Northampton took to the catwalk...

Inspiramais will host lecture on Design na Pele
06 June 2016 Design na Pele will be presented at Inspiramais - Design and...

May 2016

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Erpo modernises production with Lectra
24 May 2016 German high-end upholstered furniture supplier Erpo has chosen...

Design na Pele to attend International Shoes & Leather Exhibition - Vietnam
23 May 2016 Brazilian exhibition Design na Pele has confirmed it will take part in...

Brazilian leather exports show inscrease in April
18 May 2016 Brazil has shown an increase in leather and skins exports last April,...

Lectra helps Freedman Seating meet growing demand
18 May 2016 US seat manufacturer aims to double its production capacity with...

Northampton University given green light to create centre of excellence
17 May 2016 Plans for a centre of excellence involving the University of Northampton...

Stahl opens central leather application lab of Pakistan
13 May 2016 Chemical company Stahl has opened a renewed application lab in...

LANXESS raises guidance for 2016 after strong first quarter
12 May 2016 Speciality chemicals company LANXESS has raised its earnings forecast...

Sustainably Yours Ltd. launches environmentally friendly SANDLUND/HOSSAIN brand
05 May 2016 Sustainably Yours Ltd. has launched its environmentally friendly...

April 2016

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Report from day two of LeatherWorld Middle East
27 April 2016 We're all wrapped up here on day two of Leatherworld Middle East in Dubai...

JBS, AMCM and Mats join Brazilian Leather Sustainability Certification programme
27 April 2016 JBS Couros, AMCM and Mats Beneficiamento de Couro are the most...

Report from day one of LeatherWorld Middle East
27 April 2016 It's day one of LeatherWorld Middle East at the World Trade Convention...

University of Northampton honours Stahl CEO Huub van Beijeren with honorary doctorate
18 April 2016 Huub van Beijeren, CEO at Stahl, received an honorary doctorate for...

Hardy UK Ltd appoints new international sales technician
15 April 2016 Hardy UK Ltd, specialist in producing high-quality shaving and...

Stahl acquires Viswaat’s leather chemicals business
13 April 2016 Netherlands chemical company Stahl has acquired the leather...

Stahl extends Stahl Campus® with Americas hub in Mexico
08 April 2016 Chemical company Stahl is launching the first Stahl Campus training...

CSIR-CLRI and ILTA to host XXXIV IULTCS Congress
08 April 2016 The Central Leather Research Institute (CSIR-CLRI) in Chennai, India,...

ICHSLTA members meet for 87th AGM in Hong Kong
04 April 2016 ICHSLTA members gathered for the 87th annual AGM in Hong Kong on 31...

March 2016

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Couro do Norte named Global Tannery of the Year
31 March 2016 The Tannery of the Year awards kicked off the first evening of this...

Report from MM&T Hong Kong
30 March 2016 MM&T in Hong Kong is underway following a press conference and a lot...

JBS Couros in spotlight at Asia Pacific Leather Fair
29 March 2016 JBS Couros will have two stands at the Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF)...

Tannery of the Year 2015-16 finalists announced
24 March 2016 The list of finalists for World Leather’s fifth Tannery of the...

Zschimmer & Schwarz showcases post-tanning technology at Northampton University
24 March 2016 Bodo Brandt, a senior technologist from chemical company Zschimmer &...

Sherborne Upholstery goes for full automation with Lectra
22 March 2016 UK furniture manufacturer Sherborne Upholstery is transforming its...

Stahl and PUM join forces to promote sustainable leather industry in developing countries
21 March 2016 As of February 2016, chemical company Stahl and PUM are joining forces...

Govt ban on raw hides in Hazaribagh
21 March 2016 In efforts to expedite the tannery relocation process from Hazaribagh...

BASF introduces its 'Inspirations for Leather – Edition Livigno' Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 trends
18 March 2016 BASF has introduced its new 'Inspirations for Leather' catalogue...

Lectra North America appoints new president
18 March 2016 Lectra, a global leader in integrated technology solutions for leather...

New president for the Italian Leather Chemists Association
18 March 2016 At the first meeting of the Italian Leather Chemists Association's...

February 2016

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Lineapelle and SIMAC Tanning Tech begins
23 February 2016 SIMAC and Tanning Tech is underway, alongside Lineapelle, at the...

Day two at Première Vision Paris
17 February 2016 We're in the business end of the second day at Première Vision Paris,...

Capital gains - Première Vision New York
10 February 2016 In its 32nd edition and its first foray into leather, Première Vision...

January 2016

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Premiere Vision New York - Day Two Report
20 January 2016 We're in the middle of day two here at Premiere Vision New York and the...

Leather International reports from Premiere Vision New York
19 January 2016 Since the French international industry trade show group Première Vision...

December 2015

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2016 Editorial Programme
29 December 2015

Promotional Opportunities
23 December 2015

University of Cincinnati launches 2016 educational programme
18 December 2015 The Leather Research Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati has...

‘Leather is my Job!’ wins European Commission support for a follow-up phase
16 December 2015 After a successful first project on the promotion of jobs in the EU...

STAHL Chemicals works with Northampton University students
16 December 2015 STAHL Chemicals, one of the leading international leather chemical...

ICLT Corium Club and Trumpler get muddy
02 December 2015 The Corium Club (Institute for Creative Leather Technologies leather...

November 2015

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2015 IULTCS Merit Award winner announced
25 November 2015 The IULTCS executive committee has bestowed the 2015 IULTCS Merit Award...

The 33rd IULTCS Congress opens in Brazil
25 November 2015 The world's largest technical leather event, the XXXIII IULTCS...

Istanbul Leather Fair 2015 update
04 November 2015 After a quick ribbon-cutting ceremony, the premier Turkey leather fair,...

October 2015

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Grupo Kaltex chooses Lectra Fashion PLM
13 October 2015 Mexico-based home textile and apparel group to implement Lectra’s...

USHSLA gives statement on its support for Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal
07 October 2015 Following the announcement on 5 October that trade ministers from the US...

Lectra wins intellectual property battle in Germany
07 October 2015 The German Supreme Court in Düsseldorf rules against local competitor...

September 2015

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Trumpler Chemicals and Dyes celebrates ten years in China
11 September 2015 Trumpler Chemicals and Dyes (TCD) in China celebrated its...

Leather International reports from ACLE 2015
01 September 2015 On the ground in Shanghai, market uncertainty is a prevailing...

August 2015

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David Sherwood joins ICLT at University of Northampton
27 August 2015 David Sherwood has joined the staff of the Institute for Creative...

TFL Group announces changes in Executive Board
27 August 2015 Eugen Katzenstein, who worked for more than 13 years for TFL, since 2001...

July 2015

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USHSLA looks to hold companies to account for the rule of law
21 July 2015 The US Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) issued a letter to...

June 2015

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Cartigliano has won Le Fonti International Award
26 June 2015 Cartigliano has won Le Fonti International Award for 'Company of the Year...

May 2015

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Clayton and Sedgwick join forces
15 May 2015 Towards the end of April, Joseph Clayton and Sons of Chesterfield...

Footwear producers urged to improve branding
15 May 2015 Indonesian leather product producers were recently advised to build on...

Tamil Nadu faces shortage of labour and raw materials
15 May 2015 There are approximately 1.5 million people employed in the leather...

Leather industry challenges vegan leather claims
15 May 2015 The Global Leather Coordinating Committee (GLCC) recently issued an...

Intertek opens leather and footwear testing lab in Chennai
15 May 2015 Intertek, the multinational inspection, product testing and...

Renowned artist creates works with leather
15 May 2015 Takis Psarros, a renowned leather designer and artist making bags and...

Washing-machine company zeroes in on the leather market
15 May 2015 South Yorkshire company Xeros has announced big plans to...

Northampton's shoe heritage inspires traditional Indian footwear
15 May 2015 Northampton's shoemaking heritage is helping to inspire an...

Pressure for tannery flow meters
15 May 2015 The Indian minister for water resources, Uma Bharati, urged tannery owners...

New TFL application lab opens
15 May 2015 In mid-May, TFL celebrated the opening of its new TFL Application...

Ceylon Leather Products suffers loss due to fraud
15 May 2015 Leading leather products manufacturer Ceylon Leather Products said it...

Lectra appoints new chief marketing officer
15 May 2015 Lectra, a world leader in integrated technology solutions, announced...

LG's new G4 phones with leather backs
15 May 2015 Even though Motorola offered genuine leather-based backs for the Moto X,...

Frederick Douglas Lang in memoriam
15 May 2015 Frederick Douglas Lang DSC, one of the UK leather industry's most...

Inaugural Leatherworld Middle East gets off to rousing start in Dubai
05 May 2015 The inaugural edition of Leatherworld Middle East has begun in Dubai with...

Leather International reports from Leatherworld Middle East
05 May 2015 An inaugural show is always going to be a difficult proving ground on...

April 2015

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Redefining the boundaries of leather cutting
15 April 2015 Lectra, a world leader in integrated technology solutions, has announced...

Tyson earns top Fortune ranks
15 April 2015 For the second year running, Fortune has named Tyson Foods, among...

Poor pay in Hong Kong
15 April 2015 Workers in Hong Kong's leather industry are among the lowest paid in...

French accent in Dubai
15 April 2015 The world's premier tanneries from France will be in Dubai to showcase...

Hans Ubbink designs with sustainable Mongolian leather
15 April 2015 Dutch fashion designer Hans Ubbink is to design clothing and accessories...

Deadline looms for Savar Tannery Estate
15 April 2015 Chinese joint-venture company JLEPCL-DCL has been asked to complete...

Global automotive interior materials market goes into overdrive
15 April 2015 Increasing automobile production combined with evolving customer...

Karim Leathers founder passes away
15 April 2015 Rezaul Kraim Ansari, a renowned pillar in the international...

Association chairman talks up the country's future
15 April 2015 Ethiopia is intent on becoming a leather powerhouse, according to one of...

Best foot forward as China shifts focus
15 April 2015 Bangladesh is poised to become an attractive destination for...

Wendel explores sale of Stahl
15 April 2015 French investment firm Wendel is looking at options to sell off...

Leading French tanneries to showcase high-quality leathers at Leatherworld Middle East
14 April 2015 The world's premier tanneries from France are set to descend upon Dubai...

March 2015

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Adidas talks brand realignment at APLF 2015
31 March 2015 Day two of APLF is about to wrap up and we just heard a talk from...

Leather International reports from APLF 2015
30 March 2015 We're underway at APLF 2015 and, so far, the pace of the first day has...

The door is open - Leather International tours the Minuano tannery
20 March 2015 Away from the teeming halls of FIMEC, we were given an all-access tour of...

Leather International reports from Fimec 2015
18 March 2015 After 24 hours travel time, we're finally on the ground here at the...

Wendel exploring sale of Stahl
05 March 2015 French investment company Wendel SA, along with Bank of America's...

February 2015

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Tyson earns top Fortune ranks
26 February 2015 For the second year running, Fortune has named Tyson Foods, Inc....

US hide, skin and leather industry exports hit record $2.85 billion in 2014
11 February 2015 The US hide, skin and leather industry set a new record in 2014,...

JBS Couros and Conceria Priante strike strategic deal
11 February 2015 JBS Couros has announced an agreement with Conceria Priante, which...

Strikes severely affect Bangladesh leather sector
06 February 2015 The Bangladesh Tanners' Association claims that the domestic leather...

Smit & zoon to open laboratory in India
04 February 2015 Smit & zoon is to open its first leather application laboratory outside...

Luxury consumers to spend over €1tn by 2021
03 February 2015 In association with Boston Consulting Group and EXANE BNP Paribas,...

January 2015

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Meat industry to hear of leather’s importance
30 January 2015 The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) will open its doors...

Mission to India could generate over $10 million for Brazilian leather
29 January 2015 Business relations and the opening of new markets are among the objectives...

Kenyan Government announces plans for leather city
15 January 2015 The Kenyan Government has embarked on an ambitious plan to build a...

Pakistan Tanning Association signs MOU with UVAS
14 January 2015 The Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) has signed a memorandum...

Leather fragment discovery in Iran
13 January 2015 A 5,000-year-old fragment of leather with drawings has been discovered...

December 2014

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New additions to bolster Première Vision Leather
18 December 2014 Première Vision Leather, formerly known as Cuir à Paris and now one of...

Pakistan Mega Leather Show announced
11 December 2014 The Pakistan Tanners’ Association, Pakistan Footwear...

Indian scientists enhance gelatine production from tannery waste
09 December 2014 Scientists at the Central Leather Research Institute (CSIR) in...

Brazil to feature at leather furniture event Showtime Market
03 December 2014 Brazilian leather will be featured at Showtime Market from 7−10 December...

November 2014

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JBS singled out for efforts to reduce deforestation
28 November 2014 JBS has made bigger inroads than any other food company over the past year...

Event report: the 9th annual Istanbul Leather Fair
27 November 2014 Following the ninth annual Istanbul Leather Fair (IDF) at the...

Tannery in Vietnam hit with record fine
21 November 2014 The Ho Chi Minh City municipal administration has issued a VND6.39...

Labour disruptions affect US hides and skins exports
14 November 2014 Ongoing labour disruptions at west coast ports in the US are...

Indonesian footwear sales fall in Q3 2014
13 November 2014 According to data from the Indonesian Footwear Association...

Vietnam to reach $12bn in leather product exports in 2014
03 November 2014 According to the Vietnam Industry and Trade Information Centre (VITIC),...

October 2014

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Market for US pig and sow skins restored to China
30 October 2014 The US Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) says that US pig and...

Fashion houses buying into fish leather
22 October 2014 Considering the beautiful patters and iridescence of many fish skins,...

CSIR-CLRI develops dry tanning technology
22 October 2014 A dispersing agent that disposes of water use in most of the operations...

Lectra wins EY’s 2014 International Company of the Year Award
17 October 2014 EY awarded this prestigious prize on 13 October to Daniel Harari...

Seton AutoLeather appoints new European MD
14 October 2014 US-based GST AutoLeather Inc., a leading global supplier of...

Leather chemicals market growing
14 October 2014 The leather chemicals market is predicted to reach nearly $8 billion and...

New leather fair in Dubai
10 October 2014 In an effort to capitalise on the Gulf's passion for luxury goods and...

Prada purchases French tannery
09 October 2014 Household Italian fashion brand Prada has confirmed that it has bought...

Brazilian leather: CICB promotes a movement to publicise the Leather Law
09 October 2014 The Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) is promoting a...

September brings an increase of 15.4% in Brazilian leather exports
07 October 2014 The Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) has revealed...

New chairman appointed at USHSLA
07 October 2014 Jamie Zitnik, president of Texpac Hide and Skin, was elected chairman of...

Lanxess selected as Launch Nordic innovator
02 October 2014 Specialty chemicals giant Lanxess has been selected as one of the top...

September 2014

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Bangladesh tanners look to have market fix hide price
30 September 2014 Tannery owners unanimously want the market to determine raw-hide...

The Leather Chemicals Market 2014-2018 Global Research Report
30 September 2014 Leaders in market research reports ReportsnReports.com has published...

Gains in Pakistan’s leather industry at risk
29 September 2014 A confluence of natural disasters and bureaucratic mismanagement has...

Traceability of leather goods from steak dinners
25 September 2014 In some seafood restaurants, you're able to pick out the fish you want...

ISA in the USA
23 September 2014 Eco-conscious German leather manufacturer ISA TanTec is poised to begin...

Rebranding at Cuir a Paris
18 September 2014 Since acquiring Cuir à Paris earlier this year, Première Vision has...

The Hermes “Leather Forever” exhibition in Hong Kong until 28th September
17 September 2014 Hermès, the luxury leather brand has arrived in Hong Kong with its...

Erretre and Fratelli Carlessi reveal new milling and drying innovations
17 September 2014 Celebrating its 40th year, and in the run-up to Lineapelle in Milan,...

TFL Leather Art & Technology
17 September 2014 During the closing hours of Lineapelle, renowned leather chemical company...

Stay connected during your visit to Le Cuir A Paris
12 September 2014 With Le Cuir A Paris fast approaching we thought it was important to...

Exhibitors flock to Lineappelle 2014
11 September 2014 The modern-day launch edition of Lineappelle in Milan, with 1,123...

ACLE, CIFF and Moda Shanghai underway in Shanghai
03 September 2014 The 17th edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), the...

National Beef Announces New Sales Focus in China
02 September 2014 KANSAS CITY, Mo., August 26, 2014 - In a continuing commitment to...

IULTCS on Facebook
02 September 2014 Online social media facilitates global discussions.

Brazilian companies expect big sales at ACLE
02 September 2014 This week sees the start of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE)...

August 2014

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Lear poised to buy leather supplier Eagle Ottawa
28 August 2014 Renowned producer of auto seats and electrical power systems Lear Corp....

Change in the Board of Management at LANXESS
06 August 2014 Leading specialty chemicals company Lanxess has announced that...

Coach eliminates over 150 jobs
06 August 2014 Leather goods giant Coach recently eliminated over 150 jobs in...

Import duty on hide, skin further increases crisis of leather sector
06 August 2014 Leather sector stakeholders in Karachi criticised a recent...

June 2014

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Go Brazilian
26 June 2014 Brazil boasts the world’s largest commercial cattle herd, and, as...

Monitor duty
26 June 2014

The spotlight falls on supply chain security, Kering Group
25 June 2014 Behind some of the world’s most famous luxury goods brands lies Kering...

The sweet spot
25 June 2014 Following her shows at London Fashion Week during late 2013,...

Stahl revamps management team
24 June 2014 Netherlands-based chemical specialists Stahl announced it has renewed...

Pressure put on tanneries to relocate
12 June 2014 The government of Bangladesh is responding to the desire of European...

Officials face contempt charges over tannery relocation order
12 June 2014 The High Court in Bangladesh has issued contempt of court rulings...

Coach’s new baseball-themed collection
12 June 2014 Coach’s tradition in luxury leather is steeped in the...

Comesa commits to supporting leather sector SMEs
10 June 2014 States within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa)...

May 2014

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Stahl acquires Clariant’s Leather Services business
09 May 2014 Stahl, headquartered in the Netherlands, has acquired Clariant’s...

March 2014

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Clariant joins “Together for Sustainability” initiative
27 March 2014

JBS Q4 profit doubles, missed targets
26 March 2014

First Fabriktag by BASF attracted more than 100 Designers
26 March 2014

Bridge of Weir Leather supports new Car Design Review Yearbook
24 March 2014

Mulberry boss Guillon quits
24 March 2014

Clariant publishes sustainability report 2013
24 March 2014 sustainability report for the 2013 financial year.

Formaldehyde found in leather shoes
21 March 2014

Hermes posts profits and record-high operating margins
20 March 2014

APLF Preview - University of Northampton
19 March 2014 Stand 1E-A11/UK

New record for US hide, skin and leather exports for 2013
19 March 2014 Exports of US hide, skin and leather products set new records in 2013

Profits soar at Pittards
18 March 2014

The IULTCS’ presentation on chromium translated in six languages
17 March 2014 IULTCS’ “Chromium and Leather Research:

CBSE advisory on shoes perplexes leather industry
17 March 2014 Indian Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

HTL International to debut Muse’s new accent chair program at spring 2014 High Point Market
17 March 2014 At the spring 2014 High Point Market from April 5 to 10, HTL International

China Leather Shoes Industry Report
17 March 2014 economic slowdown in China and globally in 2012 and2013

Pakistan leather export growth in question
14 March 2014 Participation and visiting big leather fairs is essential to attract...

Brazilian hides on the rise
14 March 2014 According to the Department of Foreign Trade

Clariant at Chinaplas 2014
14 March 2014 Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will underline...

Brazil as focus Country Brazil at APLF
13 March 2014 Brazil’s industrial capacity, technology and expertise will be discussed...

ASEAN’s Major Trade Fair for Fashion and Leather Industries to launch
10 March 2014 The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) is ready to...

Border issues in Tanzania
10 March 2014 Smuggling Tanzanian raw hides and skins

Boxmark Leather to build new production plant
10 March 2014

Bridge of Weir Leather celebrates 30 years with Volvo
06 March 2014 Bridge of Weir, the only leather manufacturer for the automotive industry...

New chairman at LANXESS AG
06 March 2014

Slow progress for Bangladesh’s tannery reform
03 March 2014 There are 200 tanneries in Hazaribagh in Dhaka,

New handbag colours from Bentley at Geneva Motor Show
03 March 2014 Bentley is celebrating the spring season

BMW i8 gets bespoke Louis Vuitton bags
03 March 2014 Luxury leather brand Louis Vuitton has partnered with BMW

Update: raw-hides sales surge
03 March 2014 Net export sales for the period ending February 20th

The plight of Uganda’s leather industry
03 March 2014 Since a large proportion of Ugandans choose imported leather products

Clariant’s Annual Report 2013
03 March 2014

February 2014

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Deckers and Pentland confirmed for Leather International roundtable
27 February 2014

Portuguese footwear exports surge 8% in 2013
27 February 2014

Pakistani leather exports in the spotlight
25 February 2014 The Pakistan Tanners Association is urging the government to include...

China setting new emission limits
25 February 2014 China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection will establish a new...

Growth of Sri Lankan leather industry
25 February 2014 Rishad Bathiudeen, the Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka

India’s leather industry discuss green ideas
25 February 2014 Speaking at the annual Leather Research Industry Get Together at CLRI...

Pakistan: demands for enhanced water supply to leather industry
25 February 2014 Chairman of the Pakistani Tanners Association, Fawad Jawed is...

Première Vision acquires Cuir à Paris
20 February 2014 Through subsidiary Modamont SAS, French-based international industry...

Analysis of Brazilian exports for January
17 February 2014 According to the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB)......

Global estimates of leather revenues
17 February 2014 In light of new research conducted by Reportlinker.com,

$1.9bn in Turkey leather exports in 2013
17 February 2014 Last year, Turkey exported leather and leather products worth US$...

DLX Industries Acquires Artcraft Leathergoods
17 February 2014 Supplier DLX Industries, Inc. has acquired the assets of...

Sudan to appear in at AALF
17 February 2014 Sudan will participate in COMESA’s annual African leather exhibition,...

Tata International
13 February 2014 International trading arm of the Tata Group, Tata International Ltd, which...

New direction for Barney & Taylor
12 February 2014 Being one of the UK’s oldest family-owned leather brands, Barney &...

Sri Lanka's leather industry on the rise
12 February 2014 In the last year, Sri Lanka's footwear and leather sector has shown...

Tandy Leather Inc adds to Board
12 February 2014 Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. today announced that its board of...

State of Brazilian leather exports
10 February 2014 The Brazilian leather sector entered 2014 exporting $ 200 million,...

Mulberry chairman on board at Pittards
10 February 2014 Pittards PLC, the renowned leather and luxury goods producer, experienced...

Growth of India’s leather exports
10 February 2014 According to data from the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence...

National Beef Announces Plan to Close Brawley, California Beef Processing Facility
10 February 2014 KANSAS CITY, Mo., January 31, 2014 — National Beef Packing Company...

Brazilian group JBS has announced the death of Steve Miller
07 February 2014

Leather work course revived at Hexham
05 February 2014 Renowned Hexham-based leather worker Andy Bates and Northumberland...

Japanese manufacturer in Ethiopia
05 February 2014 In a few weeks, Japanese leather producing factory Hiroki Co. Ltd. is...

Leather International and APLF invite you to register today for the 2nd Webinar
04 February 2014 February 26th 18:00 (Hong Kong Time) Why Leather Should Not Be Purely For...

Chip-enabled bags
04 February 2014 Top French leather goods brand Delage has recently aligned with...

India on the rise
04 February 2014 According to India’s Council for Leather Exports (CLE), exports of...

Louis Vuitton redefining luxury
04 February 2014 The world's largest luxury-goods maker, Louis Vuitton, recently reported a...

Cleaning up Multan
03 February 2014 Due to 450 cases of polluting have been sent to the Pakistani...

January 2014

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Unveiling Export Potential of Indian Leather Industry
30 January 2014 IILF 2014 to commence from January 31 IN CHENNAI

TOWNSEND LEATHER CELEBRATES ‘A LOVE OF LEATHER’ ALL FEBRUARY LONG
29 January 2014 Starting February 3rd, 2014 every weekday of February, the month that...

Gerber Technology’s Taurus II cutting system to make Super Bowl footballs
28 January 2014 The Wilson Sporting Goods Co.’s football factory in Ohio has made...

Brazilian leather artifacts get international brand
27 January 2014 The Brazilian Association of Leather Artifacts and Travel...

Soft loans to relocate tanneries in Bangladesh
27 January 2014

Italia Technology Pavilion at IILF
27 January 2014 ITALIAN TECHNOLOGY COMBINED WITH A SUCCESSFUL INDIAN LEATHER INDUSTRY!

Kenyan Leather Council asks for investigations
27 January 2014 The outgoing chairman for the Kenyan Leather Development Council has...

Change of leadership in LANXESS Board of Management
27 January 2014 Cologne – The Supervisory Board of LANXESS AG has resolved at its...

Nigeria leather factory, 4 workers drown evacuating waste
24 January 2014

Cartigliano at IILF
23 January 2014 Since more than 53 years Cartigliano studies, designs and...

BERGI SPA Bertech Stacker
22 January 2014 As many people already know, Bertech is Bergi’s branch dedicated...

LAMEBO s.r.l.
22 January 2014 Lamebo Company is the leading Italian producer of splitting band knives,...

Feather leather
22 January 2014 University of Delaware ‘green’ chemist Richard Wool is pursuing a method...

WET-WET
22 January 2014 Gemata’s long experience as world leader in leather finishing combined ...

Poliser and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products join forces
22 January 2014 Poliser, a division of the Flokser Group, is using DuPont Tate & Lyle...

Footjoy
16 January 2014 In mid January, Footjoy revealed its latest advancement in golf footwear...

Visit Atlas Refinery at IILF - Fatliquors and Pull-Up Oils
13 January 2014 Vist us at IILF - Hall 2, stand 2-04-A

Travelling Chinese shoppers buying leather goods will boost sales growth in 2014
13 January 2014 According to luxury group Salvatore Ferragamo chief executive Michele...

Fashion Forward Confirms Season Three Dates for April 10th-13th 2014
10 January 2014 After A Hugely Successful Inaugural Year, FFWD Returns in 2014 to...

Hellmann appoints first Chief Commercial Officer
10 January 2014 Leading global logistics provider, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics,...

A clean break
10 January 2014 350 Indian Tanneries to stop leather cleaning 3 days before the...

JBS Couros wins prize for technological innovation
09 January 2014 JBS received the Kurt Politzer Prize for Technology 2013

Packer rankings of 2013
09 January 2014 Cattle Buyers Weekly’s annual review of packer rankings revealed that...

Leather Industry Webinars announced
06 January 2014 Leather International and the APLF would like to invite all of you to...

December 2013

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Assomac Member Pietro Torielli passes away
19 December 2013 Pietro Torielli passed away on 6 December 2013. He was born in Vigevano on...

Hao Duong tannery operations suspended
17 December 2013 Due to violations of environmental regulations, operations at Hao...

Online sales of leather goods rise by more than half
17 December 2013 Sales of online leather goods shot up by 52% year-on-year in the three...

New packer in Alberta
17 December 2013 Cattle Buyers Weekly reported that, Rich Vesta, former VP and COO...

Clariant Opens New Innovation Center in Frankfurt
17 December 2013 At the end of October, Clariant officially opened its new €100...

Clariant to divest its Detergents & Intermediates
17 December 2013 Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has signed an agreement...

Clariant intends to acquire Indian masterblatch producer
17 December 2013 • Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited intends to acquire...

South Dakota cattle deaths
17 December 2013 4,000 cattle deaths due to storm

Pittards plan to grow their Ethiopian operations
17 December 2013 Pittards has plans to grow its Ethiopian operations to help contribute...

The future of 3D printed faux leather
17 December 2013 Renowned entrepreneur in tissue engineer Andras Forgacs is working on...

PrimeAsia China achieve Leather Working Group Gold
17 December 2013 PrimeAsia Leather Co. has achieved a Leather Working Group (LWG) gold...

Louis Vuitton shows lacklustre sales from their classic logo
17 December 2013 While its shares have slightly risen since the start of 2013, Moet...

Stahl set to buy Clariant
17 December 2013 Stahl, the Dutch dyes and coatings company, is set to buy the...

Cargill announce feedlot closure
17 December 2013 After operating since 1985 and now handling more than 120,000...

Tyson stop buying Canadian cattle
17 December 2013 Tyson Foods’ decision to stop buying Canadian cattle shipped directly to...

Chanel buys Tannery
09 December 2013 Chanel buys Tannery to ensure the supply of Leather for Luxury Bags

Leather Research Laboratory selects STEVE LANGE as new Director
09 December 2013 Cincinnati, Ohio (December 2, 2013) – The Foundation of the Tanners’...

Mulberry's profits eaten up by rise in leather prices
09 December 2013 Mulberry's half-year profits fell because hard-up consumers ate less beef...

September 2013

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United States: US cattle figures for marketing lowest since 1996
01 September 2013 Federally Inspected Slaughter for the 4-week period ending August 10,...

France: Neanderthal leather tools discovered
01 September 2013 We've all met the odd caveman within our industry, but a discovery...

Botswana: Leather park project falls through
01 September 2013 Plans for the construction of a P240 million leather-works park in...

Ethiopia: Leather export performance fails to reach targets
01 September 2013 Ethiopia earned $123.4 million in leather exports over the fiscal...

Bangladesh: Relocation proposal doubles in price
01 September 2013 The Bangladesh government is set to approve the second revised proposal...

Italy: Retailers look overseas
01 September 2013 Italy's trade and industry association, Confindustria, has urged...

Jamaica: Inner-city residents complete leather craft course
01 September 2013 Twenty Kingston residents have completed a leather craft and...

UK: Bentley moves into fashion
01 September 2013 Iconic British car brand Bentley has created a new line of handbags,...

Europe: Chrome VI to be restricted in leather articles
01 September 2013 Chrome VI will be restricted in leather articles, following a...

Italy: Prada sustains growth
01 September 2013 The Prada Group has confirmed its strong rate of growth in the first half...

Brazil: Beef sales hit six year high
01 September 2013 Brazilian beef exports during July totalled 105,100 tonnes swt, up 20% on...

August 2013

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Sustainable leather making with enzymes
01 August 2013 LANXESS is introducing a new technology and service concept...

France: Growth in luxury sales
01 August 2013 French luxury groups Kering (formerly PPR) and LVMH have reported a rise...

One step tanning: Clariant's pioneering EasyWhite system
01 August 2013 Organically tanned leathers are continuing to grow in popularity,...

India: Leather industry under threat
01 August 2013 High costs and a shortage of hide, skins and leather are posing a threat...

Colombia: Exports to US market on the rise
01 August 2013 Exports of leather goods from Columbia to the United States have undergone...

North America: Buckman restructure operations
01 August 2013 Buckman has forged a new company, Buckman North America, under which...

Pakistan: Government bans live animal exports
01 August 2013 The Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) has expressed its support for...

July 2013

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Scotland: Muirhead wins Edinburgh conference centre contract
01 July 2013 Muirhead has been selected to supply their high performance, low...

Pakistan: Tax hike met with criticism by leather industry
01 July 2013 The decision to increase Pakistan's general sales tax (GST) rate to 17%...

China: New sponsor confirmed for Automotive Upholstery Leather in Asia
01 July 2013 The APLF has been confirmed as the latest sponsor of LEATHER...

USA: Car sales see significant year-on-year increase
01 July 2013 In May, US light passenger vehicles sales were 1,443,311 sales, up 8.2%...

Mongolia: Plans for pan-industry investment
01 July 2013 The government of Mongolia has committed itself to look at upgrading...

India: Australian government to help tackle Ganges pollution
01 July 2013 At present, the Ganga is one of the world's five most polluted rivers,...

India: Tamil Nadu tannery workers to strike
01 July 2013 Members of various trade unions attached to leather tanneries in Tamil...

India: Exports on the rise
01 July 2013 Leather exports in India are projected to reach US$14 billion by...

Extracts from the SauerReport – July
01 July 2013 It seems we have arrived in the summer holiday mood sooner than one...

Bangladesh: breakthrough in Savar tannery debate
01 July 2013 As part of its long-running efforts to relocate leather processing...

International: Rising demand for leather goods promises long-term growth
01 July 2013 The global leather goods industry is forecast to reach revenues of...

India: Leather leader seeks larger share of market
01 July 2013 Clariant have opened an Indian leather excellence centre at a cost of Rs...

Germany: BASF seek to meet demands of global automotive industry
01 July 2013 25 experts from BASF Leather Chemicals met in Germany last month for a...

Botswana: International leather industry seen as vital part of economic and social development
01 July 2013 The Botswana government is looking for new business partners...

Drought and high costs see US cattle herd shrink
01 July 2013 Federally Inspected Slaughter for the 4-week period ending July 13, 2013,...

Pakistan: Leather exports in decline
01 July 2013 Agha Saiddain, chairman of the Pakistan Tanners Association, has...

June 2013

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JBS statement on Zenda takeover
12 June 2013

JBS acquire Zenda Leather Uruguay
11 June 2013

Major tanners to speak at auto conference
11 June 2013

Vietnam shoe designer wins competition
10 June 2013 A Vietnamese shoe designer has won the top prize in an international...

US car sales up 8% in May
07 June 2013 Pushed by renewed consumer's demand, the US car market rose 8.2% in...

PLGMEA critical of government tax rise
07 June 2013 The Pakistan Leather Garments and Exporters Association have criticized...

Yue Yuen revenues up slightly but sales down
06 June 2013 Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings reported first-quarter revenues inched...

Specialist on carbon footprint confirmed speaker at 2nd CICB Sustainability Forum
06 June 2013 The Italian Federico Brugnoli will address one of the themes in...

The mystery of the stolen mimosa
06 June 2013

MK introduce new wet-end fixatives
05 June 2013 Among the products used in wet-end of leathers for acidification in stages...

FDRA announce new chairman
05 June 2013 The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) announced on June...

MoU signed between UK and Nigerian leather institutes
05 June 2013 The University of Northampton have widened their profile further by signing...

DyStar’s inaugural CEO award for sustainability
05 June 2013 Sustainability at leather and textile dye makers DyStar is driven by...

May 2013

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Muirhead sponsor Emirates road cycling club
31 May 2013 Scottish upholstery leather tanners, Muirhead have announced a new...

32nd IULTCS concludes in Istanbul
31 May 2013 The XXXII International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists...

Indian leather exports jump in April
30 May 2013 India’s leather exports jumped 11.6% to $367 million in the first month...

Savar tannery relocation still on hold
30 May 2013 The move to relocate tanneries from the Bangladesh capital to Savar...

Q1 growth slows for Chinese leather
30 May 2013 The leather industry saw slowing growth in profits in the first quarter...

Ideal weapon against microbes
29 May 2013 Leather is a natural product and as such has natural enemies. Fungi...

Metrojet sign deal with The Leather Institute
22 May 2013 Metrojet, a provider of business aircraft services in Asia, have signed...

SATRA celebrate 60th anniversary of first Everest ascent
22 May 2013 This year is the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of...

Raw material and manpower shortages are costly say CLE
21 May 2013 The $5.5 billion leather industry in India is facing twin challenges...

Investment required in Sudan’s leather sector
21 May 2013 Currently the leather sector in Sudan contributes US$40 million annually...

Assomac group at Guangzhou Shoes & Leather
20 May 2013 Italian companies producing machinery and technology for the footwear...

Incentives lure Kering to open tannery in Serbia
17 May 2013 Kering (formerly known as PPR) the Paris-based luxury and sporting...

Eagle Ottawa Asia expansion
16 May 2013 Eagle Ottawa, the world’s leading supplier of automotive leather...

JBS profit from weaker reais
16 May 2013 JBS, the world’s largest beef producer and leather processor,...

Eagle Ottawa to increase Hungary capacity
15 May 2013 Eagle Ottawa, one of the world’s largest automotive leather suppliers,...

Indian leather exports reach almost $5 billion
15 May 2013 Even with a marginal, 3% growth in FY13, the total export value of...

New water-resistance test method for footwear
15 May 2013 A new test method and machine designed by SATRA is set to change the...

FDRA and BLC release guide to managing chemicals in footwear
13 May 2013 The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) and BLC...

Brazilian tanners showcase at Interzum
13 May 2013 Every second year, global furniture specialists come to Cologne in Germany...

Dawn Tannery fire in Kanpur
13 May 2013 A major fire broke out at a leather tannery unit in Jajmau area on...

CICB guests to attend FIFA Confederations Cup
10 May 2013 The FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 football tournament, June 15-30,...

Unido delegation to attend IULTCS congress
10 May 2013 The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and...

Lanxess post lower earnings in Q1
10 May 2013 Lanxess, a leading leather chemicals producer, posted lower earnings in...

Pakistan leather export rise
09 May 2013 Exports from leather manufacturers in Pakistan increased by 2.2% during...

Stahl launch Pre-Cuir collection in Paris
08 May 2013 Stahl’s Global Fashion Team will launch their Pre-Cuir Exclusive...

April 2013

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FDRA support bill to end footwear duties
26 April 2013 The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) applauds...

Bioenergy discussed at 2nd Freiberg Leather Days conference
26 April 2013 German tanners, Sud Leder, outlined their energy saving results following...

Senior Directors to leave Coach
25 April 2013 The upmarket American leather goods company said April 23 that President...

Brazilian tanneries at Interzum
24 April 2013 The main suppliers to the furniture industry and interior finishing will...

China leather exports rise in first two months
24 April 2013 According to a report on the China light industry website leather...

China slows Hermes growth
24 April 2013 French luxury brand Hermes on April 23 promised sales of leather goods...

Kanpur overtakes Chennai in leather exports
23 April 2013 For the first time in four decades that Kanpur has beaten Chennai to take...

BASF to strengthen performance products segment - including leather
23 April 2013 BASF are taking a number of steps to strengthen the competitiveness of...

18th UITIC congress to highlight sustainable footwear
22 April 2013 The 18th International Technical Footwear Congress of the International...

Gucci parent Kering acquires France Croco
22 April 2013 Kering, the French group previously known as PPR, revealed on March 24...

Muirhead present lightweight leather in Hamburg
22 April 2013 A global business, Muirhead, part of the Scottish Tanning Group, is...

TFL release colour trends Autumn-Winter 2014-15
22 April 2013 TFL have released their new TFL Colour Trends Catalogue for the...

Tanners want raw material export ban
19 April 2013 The Indonesian Tanners Association want the government to halt raw...

Lanxess open Changzhou leather chemical plant
19 April 2013 Specialty chemicals company Lanxess have started up on schedule a...

January 2013

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Muirhead leather selected for Czech train
23 January 2013 Scottish upholstery leather maker Andrew Muirhead's unique brand of...

April 2012

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Director, UKLF Northampton - Around £40-45K plus benefits
19 April 2012 Exciting and varied opportunity to run the trade association of the...

Leather Naturally! - Interview with Mr Giulio Tandura of Fratelli Carlessi
03 April 2012 Mr Giulio Tandura the Director of the Italian specialist leather...

AWUKO ABRASIVES Wandmacher GmbH & Co. KG - SALES AGENT
02 April 2012 AWUKO ABRASIVES Wandmacher GmbH & Co. KG is a German family-run business...

November 2011

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Leather making in Pakistan
25 November 2011 This was a visit to a tannery in Karachi, Pakistan. They buy the raw...

Environment Matters
23 November 2011 Benefits of the Re-Tie Project in Bangladesh - UNIDO

Safety Matters
23 November 2011 Enhancing Safety Standards in Bangladesh Leather Industry - UNIDO

Technology and Passion for skin
23 November 2011 Technology and Passion for skin - Cartiglianohttp://www.cartigliano.net/

Energy Matters
23 November 2011 Benefits of the Re-Tie project in Bangladesh - UNIDO

Water Matters
23 November 2011 Reduction of Environmental Threats Project in Bangladesh - UNIDO

Plant and Equipment Manager, Hide Division
18 November 2011 JOB TITLE: Plant and Equipment Manager, Hide DivisionJOB LOCATION:...

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hide Division
18 November 2011 JOB TITLE: Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hide...

Process Manager, Hide Division
18 November 2011 JOB TITLE: Process Manager, Hide DivisionJOB LOCATION: 205 Florence Rd.,...

APLF MM&T – Hong Kong Materials Fair
04 November 2011 Below we present a video of the Hong Kong fair (APLF MM&T) which reflects...

APLF - Fashion Access Mar 2011 show highlights
03 November 2011 From highstreet designs to eco-friendly fashion chic accessories,...

Video report of LE CUIR A PARIS 2011
03 November 2011 Trends Gallery, events, discover the video presentation and guided tour...

August 2011

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ISA Tan Tec - Vice President Sales and Marketing
10 August 2011 ISA TanTec is a worldwide known Group of Companies inAsia for Production...

June 2011

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LEATHER POSITIONS SENIOR, MIDDLE, AND ENTRY LEVEL GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES
27 June 2011 Eagle Ottawa is a world leader in manufacturing upholstery leather for...

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Finishing Operations Manager
13 June 2011 Reporting to Operation VP you will be responsible for day to day...

Finishing Sample Technical Manager
07 June 2011 Simona Tanning who manufacture premium finished leather for the US...

May 2011

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Audi to headline at upholstery leather conference
31 May 2011 A senior leather specifier of German car maker, Audi and a leading...

‘Upholstery Leather in Asia’ conference in Shanghai
31 May 2011 Leather International will be hosting a half-day conference in Shanghai...

April 2011

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Hermann Oak Leather Tannery Tour Video
12 April 2011 This is a ten minute tour of one of the world's leading leather tanneries...

March 2011

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Supplying Pigeon Droppings
16 March 2011 The leather tanneries of Fez in Morocco rely on natural dyes to create...

February 2011

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Hide Pulling Machine from the UN/ITC
23 February 2011 Please take some time to view this great example of a static flaying...

Kanpur tanners face pollution threat
10 February 2011 Up to 15 out of 22 tanners located along the river Ganges near the...

The TaurusXD 1
08 February 2011 Please take a look of this tutorial on leather cutting with the TaurusXD...

Production Scheduling from SystemHaus
07 February 2011 Please take a look at this very informative tutorial on...

October 2010

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Upgrade today with National Beef
15 October 2010 Learn more about National Beef and their commitment to you as a supplier

August 2010

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WE ARE LOOKING FOR AGENTS/DEALERS
02 August 2010 Leading Italian chemical company specializing in providing quality...

July 2010

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Eurofinishes Ltd, (part of Yorchem Ltd) are seeking companies in Asia
28 July 2010 Eurofinishes Ltd, (part of Yorchem Ltd) are seeking companies in...

June 2010

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Meet Moroccan Exporters. Win a Weekend in Marrakech
03 June 2010 A free business event in central London on 21st June 2010 – the first...

March 2010

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Sustainable chemistry from Lanxess at IILF
11 March 2010 Head of the Asia Pacific region in the Lanxess Leather business unit,...

Prices are on the up again
11 March 2010 After a sharp run up in prices over two months, steer prices in...

January 2010

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Adidas to speak at ECO Trends in Leather conference
28 January 2010 The Eco Trends in Leather conference taking place during this year’s APLF...

JOIN A WINNING MANAGEMENT TEAM !!
27 January 2010 Stahl is a leading and customer-focused international company...

JOIN A WINNING LEATHER FINISH TEAM !!
27 January 2010 Stahl is a leading and customer focused international company specializing...

Kill increase fails to materialise
11 January 2010 The anticipated increase in kill in the UK and Ireland failed to...

November 2009

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Busy show – but was there business?
18 November 2009 The Brazilian leather fair, Fimec took place in Novo Hamburgo, March...

October 2009

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Researcher aims to combat red rot in leather
01 October 2009 A PhD and KTP research associate student from the University of...

September 2009

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Firoz elected chairman of PTA
30 September 2009 During the annual election of the central executive committee of...

SATRA expand Far East operations
28 September 2009 Satra are planning to expand their Far East operations and have started...

New England tanners annual golf outing
25 September 2009 The New England Tanners Club is hosting its annual golf outing at the...

Agra to host leather & footwear fair
25 September 2009 The third edition of the leather, footwear component & technology fair,...

Thomas Bader, Bader Leder
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Goeppingen, Germany

Thomas Schneider, ISA Tan Tec
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Guangzhou, China

O K Kaul, Tata International Ltd (TIL)
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Mumbai, IndiaTanneries and locations: TIL tanneries in...

Leonardo Swirski, Bertin Group SA, Leather Division (Bracol)
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Lins, Sao Paulo state, Brazil

Jonathan Clark, PrimeAsia
24 September 2009 Headquarters: PrimeAsia China

Magister Schmidt, Boxmark World Leather (subsidiary of H Schmidt Holding GmbH)
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Feldbach, Austria

Marcel Branaa, Zenda Leather Group
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Montevideo, Uruguay

Zhu Zhang-Jin, Zhejiang Kasen Industrial Co Ltd
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Xieqiao Town, Haining City, Zhejiang province

Mohammad Hashim, K H Group
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Chennai, India

Paris attracts buyers
24 September 2009 A good business mood prevailed at the 17th edition of Le Cuir A Paris...

Jen Yang, Tyche Leather Group and co-owner of Sun Lots and Tonghong tanneries
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Tainen, Taiwan

Andres Galperin, Sadesa
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bruno and Santo Mastrotto, Mastrotto Group
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Arzignano, Italy

Panos Mytaros, Ecco Leather BV
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Dongen, Netherlands

Robert B Moore Jr, Shanghai Richina Leather (SRL) a subsidiary of Richina Pacific Ltd.
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Shanghai, China

Muhammad Naseem Shafi, Shafi Group of Industries
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Karachi, Pakistan

Ongart Thumrongsakunvong, Interhides Public Co Ltd (IHL)
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Bangpoo district, Samutprakarn province, Thailand

Michael Lu, Henan Prosper Skins & Leather Enterprise Co Ltd
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Mengzhou City, Henan Province, China

Rino Mastrotto, Rino Mastrotto Group
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Arzignano, Italy

Leathermag.com optimised for mobile phones
24 September 2009 This website, the worlds leading online resource for the global...

Pin Yong Phua, HTL (Hwa Tat Lee) International Holdings
24 September 2009 Headquarters: Singapore

Marfrig buys controlling stake in Zenda
23 September 2009 Marfrig Alimentos SA, the world's fourth-largest meatpacker based in...

JBS and Bertin form world’s biggest tanner
23 September 2009 JBS, the world's leading beef and protein products producer, agreed to...

Top 20 Power List 2009
23 September 2009 Back in early July we asked via our website for feedback from the...

Burnishing effects from Clariant
22 September 2009 Due to the ongoing and steadily increasing demand for natural shoe upper...

Italians come to Paris
21 September 2009 Exhibitors from Italian tanneries and related businesses made up 44% of...

CTC open lab in Dongguan
18 September 2009 CTC Groupe, the French footwear and leather research centre have opened...

Organisation changes at SRL
16 September 2009 China based tanner, Shanghai Richina Leather (SRL), a subsidiary of...

Next fMM&T details announced
15 September 2009 The next edition of ‘footwear Materials Manufacturing & Technology...

ALCA call for 2010 papers
15 September 2009 Anyone who has recently completed or will shortly be completing...

Should the term synthetic ‘leather’ be banned?
14 September 2009 The term ‘synthetic leather' should be banned say some leading...

Anteprima to take place in Milan
11 September 2009 Anteprima – Trend Selection, the presentation of luxury materials...

JBS to move into leather production
02 September 2009 The large Brazilian firm JBS one of the world's largest beef producers...

DyStar appoint new head of leather
01 September 2009 In the run-up to the ACLE Exhibition in Shanghai, world's largest...

Wolfgang Goerlich new president of CICB
01 September 2009 At the board meeting held in Sao Paulo on August 13, Wolfgang Goerlich...

August 2009

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LANXESS present tomorrow’s leather trends
20 August 2009 Looking ahead, LANXESS say that styles that were still fashionable...

Carlessi in administration
14 August 2009 One of the most famous Italian names for leather making machinery,...

No barrels buried near tannery say investigators
11 August 2009 Investigators have found no evidence that barrels were buried near...

Gemata open doors to visitors
10 August 2009 Italian tannery machinery manufacturer, Gemata, have opted not to attend...

Tannery owner murdered by angry mob
10 August 2009 Two people including a tannery owner/director and a labourer were killed...

ICHSLTA’s UK office official
07 August 2009 After 80 years of existence, The International Council of Hides, Skins...

Powley-Williams to join Satra
06 August 2009 Leather Wise have announced that Christine Powley-Williams will be...

US launch for Swan’s TCMTB biocide
04 August 2009 A UK based company, Thomas Swan & Co Ltd have achieved US EPA approvals...

Employee alleges dumping at tannery
03 August 2009 Missouri investigators on July 31 were using ground-penetrating radar to...

July 2009

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One-day leather training in Boston USA
31 July 2009 BLC Leather Technology Centre in conjunction with Footwear Distributors...

Tanning Tech to defy recession say Assomac
31 July 2009 According to the Italian tannery and footwear machinery...

Markus Eckert to succeed Bernhard Wehling at LANXESS
30 July 2009 On October 1, 2009, Dr Markus Eckert (38) will assume global...

Cost reduction improves Clariant’s leather performance
30 July 2009 Clariant's overall sales in Q2 were down 21% in local currencies and 24%...

BLC approved leather expert training course
29 July 2009 BLC have once again teamed up with The British School of Leather...

Richina Industries plan to build wet-blue facility in Liaoning province
28 July 2009 Richina Industries, Inc, the parent company of Shanghai Leather Co, Ltd...

Dow continue agreement with LANXESS
28 July 2009 The former specialty chemicals company Rohm and Haas has been...

Details of the 38th Italian leather chemists association (AICC) annual meeting announced
28 July 2009 The 38th edition of the Italian Leather Chemists Association (AICC)...

Richina meet governor to discuss new SRL wet-blue tannery project
24 July 2009 Richard Yan, managing director of Richina Inc and governor Chen ZhengGao...

E-Leather wins Kiwirail leather contract
23 July 2009 E-Leather Ltd, the market-leading manufacturer of composite leather, has...

Nike to stop buying Amazon leather say Greenpeace
23 July 2009 The global sportswear company Nike have announced on July 23 that it is...

ISA Tan Tec celebrate topping-out ceremony at eco-tannery in Saigon
21 July 2009 The topping-out ceremony for the new eco-tannery of the Sino-Chinese...

National Beef profits down
20 July 2009 National Beef, the meat products business which also processes...

TFL extend Sella Derm M2 liquid dye range
20 July 2009 TFL have extended their Sella Derm M2 range of finishing dyes. The...

Buckman has new brand identity
17 July 2009 Buckman now has a new name and a new look. Dropping the word...

Stahl present colour forecasts
16 July 2009 The new ‘Leather & Technology Forecast' booklet from Stahl adds glamour...

SRL and GST Autoleather sign 5-year agreement
15 July 2009 Shanghai Richina Leather (SRL) a subsidiary of Richina Industries and...

German-Sino tanner ISA Tan Tec recognised as a ‘high-tech enterprise’
15 July 2009 The Chinese provincial government of Guangzhou have conferred the status...

Footwear, leather & travel goods show in Dubai
14 July 2009 The 2nd Footwear Expo 2009 will take place 2 -4 November at venue to...

Skins
14 July 2009 Argolanda B.V. purchases skins (goat, sheep,pig and deer) from...

Tandura urges Assomac members to overcome crisis
13 July 2009 Assomac, the Italian Association of Manufacturers of Footwear, Leather...

Products
10 July 2009 We offer baby calf from New Zealand in wetsalted and wetblue as well...

PT Budi Makmur Jayamurni awarded ISO 14001
10 July 2009 PT Budi Makmur Jayamurni (BMJ), a tannery located in the province...

Leather International to unveil 20 most influential tanners worldwide
10 July 2009 Leather International magazine will be publishing a Fortune...

Cotance meet European Commission vice president
09 July 2009 On Friday July 3 2009 a delegation of the EU leather industry led by...

Waterer Spiers leather collection goes on display
08 July 2009 The opening reception of the ‘Life of Leather' exhibition takes place...

Chinese President visits Italian tanners
08 July 2009 Chinese president, Hu Jintao has visited two Italian tanneries in the...

Leather fashion on show in Bangkok
08 July 2009 The Royal Thai Government's Department of Export Promotion, Ministry...

Inauguration of new TFL research centre
07 July 2009 At the end of June the completion of TFL's new Research Centre on the...

Tannery sludge not to blame in National Beef lawsuit
02 July 2009 Following a press conference held in Kansas City on July 1, Missouri...

TFL colour trends autumn/winter 2010/2011
02 July 2009 TFL have released their new ‘TFL Colour Trends' catalogue for the...

New CEO for Satra
01 July 2009 Austin Simmons has been appointed as Satra's top executive position...

Shoe and leather golf championship winners
01 July 2009 The De Vere Slaley Hall resort near Hexham, Northumberland, UK provided...

June 2009

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Business as usual at Rwanda Leather Industries
30 June 2009 Leather International have been contacted by Gitau Wamukui, chief...

CICB statement on Brazilian leather
26 June 2009 In response to the recent Greenpeace report on the deforestation of...

Leather show to take place in Wenzhou
25 June 2009 The 14th edition of the China (Wenzhou) international leather fair...

Tough times for Italian leather makers
24 June 2009 Leather International has been informed that the situation in the...

Yorchem offer tailor-made solutions
22 June 2009 Members of the former UK leather finishing chemical company, Earnshaw...

Leather industry meets government to address ‘anti-industry’ budget
22 June 2009 Following the Pakistan financial budget for the next fiscal year...

Retailers to avoid buying from deforested region
19 June 2009 Brazil's leading retailers have joined in a decision to discontinue...

Health certificates issued on banned hide exports
19 June 2009 Some Canadian hide and skin traders appear to have been importing a...

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US beef exports expected to fall
18 June 2009 US beef exports are expected to decline about 8% in 2009 to 1.74...

New LANXESS products for the wet end process
17 June 2009 LANXESS have introduced Levotan LB and Tanigan CF liquid are two new...

LeShow Kazakhstan – a show for central Asia
16 June 2009 The 4th edition of LeShow Almaty, Kazakhstan, the international leather...

New Pielcolor facilities in Guangzhou
15 June 2009 Leather chemical producers, Pielcolor officially opened their new...

LWG statement on illegal deforestation
11 June 2009 As an organisation representing various leather stakeholders from across...

Awarded professor to publish book on tanning
11 June 2009 Tony Covington, Emeritus Professor of Leather Science, British School...

Two more lawsuits filed against Prime & National Beef
11 June 2009 Two more lawsuits have been filed in the legal case against Prime Tanning...

Leather golf tournament to take place
10 June 2009 The 64th edition of the Shoe, Leather and Allied Trades international...

Greenpeace allege link with farming, leather and Amazon deforestation
10 June 2009 A three-year, undercover investigation by Greenpeace into Brazil’s...

April 2009

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National Beef statement
24 April 2009 National Beef Leathers, have issued the following statement following...

February 2009

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COTANCE call for unity
06 February 2009 On January 30, 2009 the representatives of the leather industry from...

Boxmark Austria on short time
02 February 2009 According to the Austrian Times, Boxmark World Leather have put 750...

January 2009

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Clariant invest in Thane service centre
28 January 2009 A facility that consolidates Clariant’s leading application services...

JBS-Friboi deny Bertin negotiations
27 January 2009 The JBS group have denied that they have been in negotiation with...

IULTCS statement on clash of dates
19 January 2009 The IULTCS executive and the CLIA organising committee for the 30th...

Brazil removes Vietnamese footwear from dumping list
19 January 2009 The Brazilian Association of Footwear Industries (Abicalçados) has...

Bureau de Style and CTC announce merger
14 January 2009 The board of CTC met on December 12 to approve the merger of CTC with...

December 2008

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Elmo Leather restructure in the face of declining market
17 December 2008 On Friday December 12, Swedish tannery Elmo Leather issued a...

Counterfeit shoes seized
17 December 2008 On December 16, 2008, the Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group (PASG) raided...

Leather Working Group update
12 December 2008 The initiative started by the Leather Working Group (LWG) back in 2005...

Lower prices offered by Pakistan tanners
12 December 2008 While prices of sacrificial animals are being quoted as 20-25% higher...

Call for papers for ALCA 105th meeting
11 December 2008 The American Leather Chemists Association has called for papers for its...

Colomer Munmany and Henan Prosper launch JV
08 December 2008 Spanish tannery Colomer Munmany, and Henan Prosper, a Chinese company...

Irish pork taken off supermarket shelves
08 December 2008 The UK Food Standards Agency is advising consumers not to eat pork or...

Change of dates for Madrid fairs
04 December 2008 The twenty-third edition of MODACALZADO + IBERPIEL, the Spanish showcase...

BLC receive CPSC approval for lead testing
02 December 2008 The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (HR404), which has...

Debts force closure of Brazilian tannery
01 December 2008 Braspelco’s Uberlandia tannery closed on November 12, 2008, with the loss...

November 2008

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Spring-Summer 2010 colour forecast from Clariant
26 November 2008 Clariant’s Leather Business has launched its new shade card illustrating...

Footwear standardisation committees meet
20 November 2008 On October 20-21, the leather and footwear research institute Inescop,...

BLC Leather in Retail conference
20 November 2008 On November 19, BLC welcomed members of some of the world’s leading brands...

Stahl colour forecast for spring-summer 2010
18 November 2008 Stahl have produced their latest colour forecast for spring and summer...

Camper launch spring summer 2009 collection
11 November 2008 Majorca-based footwear brand Camper have unveiled their latest collection...

LANXESS set trends for Spring/Summer 2010
11 November 2008 In Italy, the home of fashion, the leather experts at specialty...

October 2008

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Thomas Cook make savings with E-leather
31 October 2008 E-Leather Ltd are to see their unique re-woven composition leather...

ECCO launch exclusive Westfield collection
31 October 2008 Danish footwear brand ECCO have launched an exclusive footwear range at...

First recycled leather material now available in the US
31 October 2008 Eastern Textiles have introduced the first 'recycled leather’...

Clariant Chemicals India Q3 sales
29 October 2008 Clariant Chemicals (India) based in Mumbai, have reported net sales of...

Founder of Chicurela proves green is the new black
29 October 2008 Laura Chicurel, founder of Chicurela, a company that specialises in...

Large turnout for Brazil Congress
22 October 2008 The stunning setting of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, ensured a large...

Infragas show Target Dryer at Tanning Tech
20 October 2008 Infragas Nova Impianti will be showing their Target Dryer and Quadra...

Sintan Kimya participates in Tanning Tech
20 October 2008 Sintan Kimya will participate in Tanning Tech 2008 together with...

Alpe to launch new shaving machine at Tanning Tech
20 October 2008 This year at Tanning Tech, Alpe will present their brand new shaving...

September 2008

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Stahl open extended leather technology centre
26 September 2008 Stahl’s extensive Leather Technology Centre, which was opened in Waalwijk...