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Nepal Government to Tighten Import of Luxury Goods
Nepal’s finance minister, Yubaraj Khatiwada has said that the government will control disorganised and frivolous imports, especially those related to the import of luxury goods,...
Raw Skin Smuggling Key Challenge to Kenyan Leather
Smuggling of skins remains biggest challenge for Kenya's tanneries
Bangladesh Plans to Lead Through Leather
As Bangladesh continues on its journey to reaching the status of a developing country, industry top dogs feel it is important that the country capitalise on any opportunity on the...
Leather Naturally Reaches Campaign Funding Goal
Leather Naturally has reached its $1.5 million fundraising goal for a global campaign to promote the use of leather
Kenya Still to Enforce Shoe Import Duty Tax
It’s been nearly a year since Kenya announced a 35% duty on leather imports, but the Treasury is yet to collect the tax, thanks in part to a disagreement between local manufacturers...
Blockchain to Protect Italian Products from Counterfeiters
Italian tanners are the world's leading producers of leather, and the fight to diminish the number of counterfeiters creating knock-off “Made in Italy” textiles is a major problem.
LVMH Promises “Responsible” Crocodile Skins
LVMH has announced it will be boosting measures to make sure a “responsible supply” of crocodile skins is distributed in its collections.
Punjab Leather Factory Fire Wreaks Havok
Tens of thousands of pounds worth of goods and machinery were destroyed in a major fire that broke out at a leather factory situated in Ludhiana, India, yesterday morning
Leather Naturally welcomes five new members
Leather Naturally announced that it has welcomed five new members in the last month of 2018. These new members include Pulcra Chemicals, Siddiq Shafi Group, BLeather, Leathermex...
SATRA Chief Executive Retires
Austin Simmons, chief executive of SATRA, has announced his intention to retire later this year.
Michael Kors Becomes Capri Holdings
Following luxury group Michal Kors Holdings’ September 2018 acquisition of the Versace fashion house, for a sum exceeding £1.6 billion, the American conglomerate announced on Monday...
Two shoes brands - Arezzo and Calçados Bibi - sign a cooperation agreement with the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)
A commitment to the origin of the raw material leather was formalised by two shoes brands: Arezzo and Calçados Bibi
North Korea Spends Over £400 Billion on Luxury Goods Per Year
According to the head of South Korea’s state spy agency, the North Korean regime spends the amount on such items as fur, liquor and cars.
Leather could be key to Nigeria’s economic regrowth
Following its first recession in over 20 years, Nigeria is open to diversifying its economy, with entrepreneurs countrywide betting on the leather industry.
Indian leather exports 'must double'
The recent declarations of support from Indian Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu have been met with enthusiasm as well as calls for further government action to protect and nurture...
India opens up new footwear design centre
Hyderabad has recently seen the opening of a new footwear design centre, aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of India’s footwear industry.
Bader Leather, Wolverine, Kuo Yuen Tannery, AI Topper and Northampton University join Leather Naturally
In the last month, four more leading tanneries and a university have joined Leather Naturally. The image of leather is at stake and the industry is realising how important it is...
Release of the new TFL Colour Trends Catalogue Spring-Summer 2020
TFL has released its new TFL Colour Trends Catalogue for the season Spring-Summer 2020.
Daniel Lee named creative director at Bottega Veneta
Italian luxury goods and high fashion brand house Bottega Veneta has appointed Daniel Lee as its new creative director.