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New tannery joins Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)
Rhoma Peles is the newest company to adhere to the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB).
COTANCE urges European Commission to regulate leather authenticity labelling
The Council of COTANCE has urged the European Commission to use its legislative powers to regulate leather authenticity labelling in the EU market.
Last chance to apply for 2018 Young Leather Scientist Grant
IULTCS has reminded prospective applicants that the deadline for submissions for the 2018 Young Leather Scientist Research Grant is rapidly approaching.
Smit & zoon files patent application on bio-based leather retanning chemicals
Smit & zoon has filed a European patent application for ‘lignin modified polyphenolic leather chemicals’, making it the first leather chemical company to use lignin modified...
US hides and leather industry welcomes research report documenting less cattle branding
The US Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) applauded a new report issued by the US cattle industry that highlights continued improvements in cattle hide quality in recent...
STAHL Chemicals works with Northampton University students
STAHL Chemicals, one of the leading international leather chemical producing companies, has worked with BA Fashion & Accessories year two students in Northampton University's tannery.
Tamil Nadu faces shortage of labour and raw materials
There are approximately 1.5 million people employed in the leather industry in Tamil Nadu, and a recent press release said it is currently valued at $12 billion and poised to reach...
Leather industry challenges vegan leather claims
The Global Leather Coordinating Committee (GLCC) recently issued an open letter to Jose Manuel Martínez Gutiérrez, executive director and CEO of clothing giant Esprit Holdings, about...
ISA in the USA
Eco-conscious German leather manufacturer ISA TanTec is poised to begin new tannery operations in the state of Mississippi amid increasing demand for locally produced leather in...
Stahl acquires Clariant’s Leather Services business
Stahl, headquartered in the Netherlands, has acquired Clariant’s Leather Services business.
CBSE advisory on shoes perplexes leather industry
Indian Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
International trading arm of the Tata Group, Tata International Ltd, which is a manufacturer and exporter of leather and leather products as well as a supplier to the automotive...
Leather work course revived at Hexham
Renowned Hexham-based leather worker Andy Bates and Northumberland College have joined forces to produce a 15-week creative leather work course in order to revive a local association...
TOWNSEND LEATHER CELEBRATES ‘A LOVE OF LEATHER’ ALL FEBRUARY LONG
Starting February 3rd, 2014 every weekday of February, the month that boasts Valentine’s Day and reminds us to express our love, Townsend Leather will be celebrating reasons to...
Poliser and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products join forces
Poliser, a division of the Flokser Group, is using DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products’ Susterra 1.3-propanediol (PDO) as a bio-based foundation for its new synthetic leather fabric.
University of Delaware ‘green’ chemist Richard Wool is pursuing a method to create a new kind of breathable leather from chicken feathers, flax and soybean oil
In mid January, Footjoy revealed its latest advancement in golf footwear with the new D.N.A. (DryJoys Next Advancement) golf shoe.
Stahl set to buy Clariant
Stahl, the Dutch dyes and coatings company, is set to buy the leather services business of Swiss chemicals group Clariant for about €70 million ($96 million) to create a massive leader...
Leather Research Laboratory selects STEVE LANGE as new Director
Cincinnati, Ohio (December 2, 2013) – The Foundation of the Tanners’ Council of America Research Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati (“Foundation”) announced today the selection...