All articles by Raavi Tangirala

Raavi Tangirala

Hot right now: Première Vision New York

Leather International reports from midsummer in the Big Apple, where the sweltering temperatures contrasted with the opaque wintry hues, metallics and pebbly textures on show at a mineral-themed Première Vision New York held on 17–18 July.

Modern Meadow’s first bioleather – Zoa

In the future, biofabricated materials could be an essential raw material for tanneries and leather goods manufacturers. Jim Banks speaks to Andras Forgacs, CEO of Modern Meadow, about how the technology behind them is being refined.

Stake in the future: Equitan’s tanning machines

In a fitting way to mark its 20th anniversary, earlier this year Italian tanning machinery company Equitan picked up APLF’s New Innovation for Staking Machines Award. General manager and founder Antonio Antoniazzi talks through some of the group’s new products, including a new heavy-duty stainless steel stamping device.

Testing the breaking point with collagen fibril alignment

Recent studies by the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, New Zealand, the Australian Synchrotron and the Leather and Shoe Research Association in New Zealand, show how artificially induced collagen fibril orientation affects tear propagation in leather

Don Ohsman’s view from the US

The US hide market entered August in a bit of turmoil, as China announced its proposed retaliatory tariffs that would…

New age of the machines: latest in leather technology

Leather International takes a foray into what’s new in the machinery sector, highlighting technological advancements, the latest products, standards of quality and a glimpse at what’s next.

Seasonal touches

The new colour catalogue from TFL highlights some of the home furnishing and clothing trends that will be taking over the industry in the coming season, with dyes to assist manufacturers in achieving special colour effects.

Summer in the city: Lineapelle New York

Lineapelle New York was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 17–18 July. The summer edition exhibited the latest autumn and winter trends for 2019 and 2020 in leather, textiles and accessories, and components for shoes, handbags, leather goods and leatherwear.

Raw hide to fashion

Dibyendu Bikash Datta, associate professor at the department of fashion management studies, and Sanjib Kumar Das, associate professor, department of fashion and lifestyle accessories, at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata, India, consider sustainable leather development in West Bengal in a recently published report.

Joining forces at Fiera Milano

Fiera Milano was once again the place to be for Simac Tanning Tech and Lineapelle on 20–22 February. The latter drew in the numbers for the fashion industry, shining a spotlight on leather, components, leather goods and various markets, but Tanning Tech’s focus on cutting-edge machinery and technology stole the show.