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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...
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Savar Tannery Workers Stage Demo
Friday, May 03, 2019 by A demonstration was staged today by thousands of tannery workers at Bangladesh’s Savar Tannery Industrial Estate, who are demanding “basic workplace rights and facilities.”

Two Die After Chennai Leather Factory Wall Collapse
Monday, April 01, 2019 by Two workers who were cleaning a tank at a leather tannery at Pallavaram, India, died after the side wall collapsed on top of them, last week.

South African Leather Industry Seeks Ghanaian Collaboration
Monday, April 01, 2019 by The Footwear and Leathers Export Council of South Africa, is on a mission to help South African manufacturers gain a foothold in the Ghanaian market during the Outward Trade...

Bradington-Young Launches Online Leather Resource
Thursday, March 28, 2019 by US upholstery resource Bradington-Young have continued their efforts to increase consumer education for the second time this year by developing and launching a guide to help...

Dr Martens Goes Big on Northampton Site
Friday, March 01, 2019 by World-famous British footwear brand Dr Martens has announced plans to double its UK production by 2020 as part of a £2m investment.

Lectra executive Edouard Macquin appointed President of Lectra Americas
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by Edouard Macquin to lead the company’s new breakthrough technology introduction in the Americas

Lectra appoints Gianluca Croci Managing Director of Lectra France
Friday, February 08, 2019 by Gianluca Croci's priority will be to support Lectra's French customers in their transformation towards Industry 4.0

Don Ohsman, Hidenet founder, dies
Monday, February 04, 2019 by Hidenet Founder and CEO Don Ohsman passed away 31 January, surrounded by loved ones

61% of Bangladesh’ Leather Workers Have Health Problems
Monday, January 28, 2019 by A huge number of Dhaka’s leather industry workers, 61% to be precise, are currently suffering from various health issues and many have experienced accidents at their workplace,...

Bangladesh Tannery to Become Planned Township
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Hazaribagh tannery site in Bangladesh will be regenerated into a modern township, having long been subjected to rampant pollution

P. R. Aqeel Ahmed announced as new Chairman of the CLE
Friday, January 18, 2019 by We are pleased to inform you that P. R. Aqeel Ahmed is the new Chairman of the Council for Leather Exports (CLE) with effect from 17th January 2019.

Impetus Builds for Leather Promotion Initiative
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Leather industry stakeholders have been making their need to promote leather internationally, and in a coordinated way, known.

IULTCS Congress Meets Freiberg Leather Days
Friday, December 07, 2018 by Professor Kheng Lim Goh of Newcastle University in Singapore (NUIS) announced as presenter of Heidemann Lecture

US Mill Owner Accepts Hazardous Waste Charges
Thursday, December 06, 2018 by The owner of a former leather tannery in New York State has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of storing hazardous waste without a permit after the plant closed.

Gruppo Mastrotto presents People, Next Level and launches a cutting-edge project concerning social and work inclusion
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by The company, which is a leader for the tanning of cattle hides in Europe, is pursuing its path in terms of human resources, integrating corporate welfare and social responsibility in...

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

Former head of the British Leather Confederation (BLC), Dr Robert Sykes passed away
Friday, October 19, 2018 by Dr Robert Sykes OBE FRSC FSLTC, a well-respected senior figure of the British leather sector, passed away on 5 October, aged 89.

Two injured in fire at Kolkata leather complex tannery
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by A fire broke out on 10 October at the Kolkata Leather Complex Tannery. Two people were injured, and one critically so; both were admitted to hospital.

2019 Young Leather Scientist grant announced by IULTCS
Thursday, September 27, 2018 by 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...

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