New News information at Leather International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Leather International Brazil’s hide exports up by 45% in value in 2021 by <br/> <br/> Exports of hides and skins in December, presented by SECEX (Secretary of Foreign Trade) of the Ministry of Economy, totaled US$121.5 million. This is 17.6% higher than the same month in 2020, when US$103.3 million were exported. The value is also 20.6% higher than in November when exports totaled US$100.7 million. Tue, 18 Jan 2022 06:41:00 GMT Three Tannery Parks Planned in Bangladesh by <br/> <br/> The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) is planning to build three more leather industrial estates in the next five years, which will create more than 400,000 jobs. The plans come as a response to what they see as the administration’s failure to make the Tannery Industrial Estate built on the bank of the Dhaleshwari river in Savar functional. Under the plans, the BSCIC wants to establish a leather industrial park on the 200 acres of land next to the Industrial Estate, to be used for the processing of raw hide and backward linkage. Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:22:00 GMT Mensa Brands Expands into Leather by <br/> <br/> India’s leading tech-led house of brands, Mensa Brand, has announced a partnership with Kolkata-based leather goods manufacturer and seller, Estalon. Estalon offers affordable, genuine handcrafted leather products, exhibiting beautiful traditional Indian craftsmanship. The acquisition marks Mensa Brands’ first foray into the growing leather goods segment, which holds immense potential in both domestic and international markets. Tue, 04 Jan 2022 11:12:00 GMT Pakistan Leather Exports on the Rise by <br/> <br/> Pakistan’s leather goods exports witnessed an increase of 11.03% during the first five months of the current financial year (2021-22) as compared to the exports of the corresponding period of last year. Pakistan exported over $266m worth of leather goods during July-November (2021-22) against the exports of $240m during July-November (2020-21), showing a growth of 11.03%. Statistics from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). Tue, 04 Jan 2022 11:09:00 GMT Philippine Leather Goods Manufacturers Given Tax Relief by <br/> <br/> In order to aid shoemakers and other leather goods manufacturers in the country’s “Shoe Capital” during the Covid-19 pandemic, Marikina City Mayor Marcelino R. Teodoro signed an ordinance providing tax relief to all shoemakers in the city, meaning they will get a discount from business tax and permit fees for five years. Thu, 30 Dec 2021 06:26:00 GMT Pakistan Leather Exports Surge by <br/> <br/> Stakeholders in Pakistan’s leather sector have enjoyed the surge in exports of their products following the relaxation of lockdowns in foreign countries. The significant relaxation of lockdowns in a number of export destinations, hand-in-hand with the government’s policies, the country’s leather industry is witnessing a steady recovery. Mon, 20 Dec 2021 09:58:00 GMT Chanel Announce New CEO by <br/> <br/> French fashion house Chanel named its new global CEO this week: Leena Nair, a consumer goods veteran and executive from Unilever will now run one of the world's biggest luxury goods groups. Nair's career at Unilever spanned 30 years, most recently as the chief of human resources and a member of the company's executive committee. Fri, 17 Dec 2021 11:05:00 GMT Negma Group and FAI Purchase Zilli by <br/> <br/> The 56-year-old French men’s fashion house, originally known for its luxury leather jackets, will be turned into a “key player in luxury menswear”, Negma Group and FAI announced. The new owners aim to “highlight its identity and the history that it has built up over more than 50 years and capitalise on its Lyon-based expertise”. Wed, 15 Dec 2021 09:32:00 GMT Norges Bank Acquires Boohoo Stake by <br/> <br/> The central bank of Norway, Norges, has acquired a 3.1% stake in the British online fashion retailer Boohoo, according to documents filed with the London Stock Exchange. Following the acquisition, the bank has become the fifth largest institutional investor in the retailer. Mahmud Kamani, co-founder of Boohoo, continues to be its largest shareholder. Mon, 13 Dec 2021 11:48:00 GMT Prada to Chase Secondhand Investment by <br/> <br/> Italian fashion group Prada has earmarked an opportunity in the booming second-hand fashion sector which it can develop both in-house and through partnerships, according to marketing chief and heir designate Lorenzo Bertelli. Thu, 09 Dec 2021 10:47:00 GMT