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The German Leather Federation (VDL) has issued a ‘cease and desist’ letter...
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Versace Apologises After T-Shirt Angers China
Luxury fashion label Versace and its artistic director, Donatella Versace, issued an apology to China this weekend after one of its T-shirts was criticised for identifying...
Trumpler Group joins ZDHC
Trumpler Group has announced it has joined ZDHC as “Value Chain Affiliates” and is the most recent leather chemical contributor to join
Dubai Property Developer Buys Cavalli
Following months of speculation, Damac Properties, a Dubai-based property developer, has come out as the new owner of Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli
Struggles Ahead for Hong Kong Luxury Goods Market
There are challenging times on the horizon for the Hong Kong luxury goods market
Hardy UK announce new arrival
Hardy UK have announced that as of 3 June 2019, Mirko Alighieri has joined its leather blade producing group, adding further sales and market development skills to Hardy's growing team.
East Africa Forum Pushes for Accessible Leather Market
The East African Community (EAC) Leather Forum has urged the bloc to begin creating a readily accessible market for leather products. The forum has called for the EAC to fast track...
India’s Leather Industry Flailing
A government-led crackdown on the slaughter of cows in India has caused the industry hardship.
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.
Handmade Zimbabwean Shoes A Surprise Global Success
In a tiny factory in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, leather cutter Misheck Sibanda is producing handmade boots and shoes as fast as he can in an effort to keep up with his soaring global demand.
County Durham Leather Firm Wins Accolades
Charlie Trevor, Equus Leather, along with his wife Dawn were last week announced as a finalist for the Heritage Crafts Association’s (HCA) Maker of the Year award
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...
New tanneries integrated into the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)
The Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB) programme has reached 27 participating tanneries.
Balenciaga Reaches Copywrite Settlement
This past summer, Ney York based City Merchandise accused Balenciaga of stealing its New York City souvenir bag design for their Resort 2018 collection, which debuted in November 2017.
Egyptian Custom’s Duty Adjustment to Boost Economy
The decision by the Egyptian Ministry of Finance to adjust the customs dollar exchange rate for non-essential goods, tying it to the Central Bank of Egypt’s dollar exchange rate...
LVMH Plans 24 Italian Manufacturing Sites
Italy is becoming increasingly important as a production hub for French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH
No More Animal Hides Says Saskatoon Wildlife Foundation
Canadian wildlife foundations across Saskatchewan are no longer accepting animal hides for the first time in just under 40 years.
Luxury Goods Giant Richemont UK Found Guilty of Racial Discrimination
The umbrella group for brands including Purdey, Dunhill and Cartier was found guilty of racial discrimination at an employment tribunal in London this week. It is reported that...
Leather Industry Key in Fight Against Poverty Says Nigerian Minister
Nigerian minister of science and technology has said newly approved leather policies will create jobs and give the country the tools needed to fight rising poverty levels.
Industrial Production in Tunisia Down in First 9 Months
Tunisian industrial production has fallen 0.5% in the first 9 months of the year, compared with last year, according to their National Institute of Statistics.