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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.
Clean-up of Hannock Tannery Begins
Clean-up and restoration of tannery in Hancock, Maryland is now underway. The tannery, which was built in the 1950s and has been vacant since the 1990s has been undergoing a...
The balance of Brazilian participation at Futurmoda
With its figures on the rise, Spanish fair Futurmoda (for materials used in the footwear and artifact sectors) recently came to a close having had the participation of four...
2019 Young Leather Scientist grant announced by IULTCS
The Executive Committee of the IULTCS is pleased to announce the 2019 grants to be awarded to three young scientists, under the age of 35, for research projects in: leather...
Timberland has announced further progress in its bid to use all natural products in its footwear
Following a commitment to increase the amount of recycled, organic or renewable (ROR) content in ts shoes, Timberland now says materials with at least 10% ROR content were used in 67%...
Nicki Kay appointed managing director of Zünd UK
Zünd Systemtechnik, a household name in digital cutters, is set to boost its global operations with the appointment of Nicki Kay as MD for Zünd UK, who will be instrumental in...
JBS Couros invests in traceability and presents new platform at China trade fair
JBS Couros has developed a system that collects data throughout the leather production process, from sourcing at the farm all the way through to the end product
Innovative solutions for the leather industry
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS will be presenting its new developments and innovative solutions for the leather industry at the All China Leather Exhibition
'We may support new leather clusters' - Prabhu
Indian commerce minister Suresh Prabhu has hinted that the country’s central authorities will continue to support India’s leather industry through the creation of leather clusters in...