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Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is selling its chrome chemicals...
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Prize for Germany’s Best Trainee Tanner
Felix Wengenroth, of specialty chemicals company LANXESS, will receive the 'Förderpreis' from Verein für Gerberei-Chemie und -Technik (Association for Tannery Chemistry and...
Fashion Brands Not Paying Living Wage to Supply Chain Workers
A new report has claimed that “no major clothing brand” has been able to show that the workers making their clothing in Asia, Africa, Central America or Eastern Europe are being...
Savar Tannery Workers Stage Demo
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
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
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
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
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
Edouard Macquin to lead the company’s new breakthrough technology introduction in the Americas
Lectra appoints Gianluca Croci Managing Director of Lectra France
Gianluca Croci's priority will be to support Lectra's French customers in their transformation towards Industry 4.0
Don Ohsman, Hidenet founder, dies
Hidenet Founder and CEO Don Ohsman passed away 31 January, surrounded by loved ones
61% of Bangladesh’ Leather Workers Have Health Problems
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
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
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
Leather industry stakeholders have been making their need to promote leather internationally, and in a coordinated way, known.
IULTCS Congress Meets Freiberg Leather Days
Professor Kheng Lim Goh of Newcastle University in Singapore (NUIS) announced as presenter of Heidemann Lecture
US Mill Owner Accepts Hazardous Waste Charges
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
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
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
Dr Robert Sykes OBE FRSC FSLTC, a well-respected senior figure of the British leather sector, passed away on 5 October, aged 89.