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JBS Couros achieve seven LWG gold awards

After almost a month of audits in 7 of their 14 plants in Brazil, JBS Couros achieved the top rated gold award from the Leather Working Group in all assessed plants.

Clariant reveal inspirations for India’s leather sector at IILF 2013

Clariant invites India’s leather manufacturers to discover its inspiring new productivity, environment and creativity focused product ranges at the India International Leather Fair (IILF 2013) in Chennai (Booth No.3-03-B, Hall 3, January 31 – February 3, 2013). With the theme of “More than meets the eye”, Clariant will showcase their new innovative additions to their extensive portfolio offering more sustainable performance and economy to its industry partners.

Deckers Outdoor to speak at sustainability conference

BLC and APLF have announced that John Graebin, Director of Materials at Deckers Outdoor Corp. will be sharing his views on tannage choices and sustainability solutions at the forthcoming ‘Sustainability in the leather supply chain conference’ which will take place during the next APLF in Hong Kong.

A very Happy Christmas/New Year to all

As can be seen by export and import numbers for Chinese products, the trend is well underway where Chinese consumers will demand better quality products regardless of what they are. Well attuned local manufacturers and retailers are already catering to this trade and much of it is in leather goods that include auto and furniture upholstery, footwear, handbags, etc.

Uber Tanning reopen as Century Leather Products

A 108-year-old Owatonna, Minnesota tannery famous for processing deer and other hunting hides and skins is back in business.And thousands of hides sent to the company by hunters last year no longer are in limbo.

Calling all IILF 2013 exhibitors

The 28th India International Leather Fair (IILF) will take place once more at the Chennai Trade Centre in Tamil Nadu’s leading city, Chennai. The next edition takes place January 31 – February 3, 2013.
Leather International magazine will be publishing a full exhibitor preview in their January/February 2013 edition and invite all IILF 2013 exhibitors to send their show preview information for publication. We require the following:

ESC-TCL set post-2012 development strategy

The Conference of the European Skills Council on Textile, Clothing and Leather (ESC-TCL) took place on December 12, 2012. Representatives from the European Commission (DG Employment and Social Affairs), the social partners, national Industry Skills Partnerships (ISPs), stakeholders from the three sectors and European press have gathered in Elewijt, Belgium, to discuss the outcomes of the first year of operation of the Council. This summit constitutes the main event of the Commission supported initiative of the TCL Social Partners in the framework of the EU Skills Agenda.

800 exhibitors to attend GDS

GDS the international footwear show is to take place March 13-15, 2013 and the organisers are inviting the international shoe sector to meet in Düsseldorf. On offer are collections presented by over 800 exhibitors throughout the world, a compact supporting programme featuring lots of seminars and trend lectures, unique fashion shows and a redesigned children’s segment. Also running in parallel with GDS once again will be Global Shoes – with some 300 exhibitors showcasing a wide range of shoes and leather goods for the volume market.

New ‘Incube’ forum at Le Cuir à Paris

A new ‘INCUBE’ forum is to be highlighted at the next Le Cuir à Paris leather trade show between February 12-14, 2013 in Paris. It is inspired by the desire to promote the research, creativity, expertise and techniques employed by the tanners and product manufacturers who will be exhibiting at the show.