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Bangladesh’s Leather Industry Has a Child Labour Problem
30 July, 2021
According to a study, Bangladesh’s lucrative leather industry has children...
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338 Bangladesh Factories Running During Lockdown
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 by Some 338 factories are running their operations across Bangladesh during the 14-day strict lockdown that began on July 23rd, according to the country’s police. These factories,...

Kenyan Leather Facility to be Renovated
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 by Kenya’s Nairobi County recently handed over the £279k Kariokor common leather manufacturing facility to the Kenyan Leather Development Council for renovation. The market, which...

Kenyan Leather Factory to Open for Operations
Friday, July 23, 2021 by The plan to commence large scale production of leather products by Nairobi’s City Hall has moved a step closer after the county government handed over the Kariokor Leather factory...

L Catterton to Aquire Etro
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by L Catterton, a private equity firm with backing from French luxury giant LVMH, has agreed to buy a 60% stake in Italian fashion company Etro, according to sources.

Bangladesh’s Balikandi Leather Hub Going Under
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by Balikandi of Moulvibazar sadar upazila has a long been Bangladesh’s Sylhet region’s hub for leather trade. One only needs to go back a couple of years to see hundreds of people making...

Zegna to go Public
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by On Monday, Zegna, a company founded in the foothills of Northern Italy and now a global luxury fashion house that owns the Thom Browne brand, took a major step onto the public...

Savar Tannery Incompletion Hits Production
Monday, July 19, 2021 by Although nearly four years and three months have already passed since the deadline for the relocation of tanneries from Hazaribagh to Savar, many important works of the project...

Bangladesh Government Approves 10m Feet Rawhide
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by The government has allowed five companies to export ten million square feet of wet blue hide for the first time in the country’s history. According to the government order, the...

China’s Yantian Port Sees Covid Setback
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by The recent outbreak of COVID-19 in South China’s Yantian Port is causing yet another backlog in global supply chains.

Yandex Pulls Out of KupiVIP Deal
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by Last week Russian tech giant Yandex announced it was pulling out of a deal to buy online fashion retailer KupiVIP, but is considering alternative outlets in the fashion sector....

Huge Potential in Nigerian Leather Industry
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo says that Nigeria’s leather industry has the potential to generate over 1 billion USD by 2025. Osinbajo disclosed this at the formal...

Pakistan Leather Industry Push for 24/7 Gas Supply
Monday, July 05, 2021 by Chairman of the Pakistan Tanners Association, Abdul Salam has urged the federal minister for gas and petroleum to ensure the supply of gas to the leather industry located at...

China Boycott Prompts H&M Sales Slump
Monday, July 05, 2021 by Swedish fashion giant H&M saw its sales slump in China, months after it became the target of a Chinese boycott. H&M was one of several brands that raised concerns over alleged...

South African Industry Flailing
Friday, July 02, 2021 by South Africa's clothing industry has not avoided the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with retail sales showing the worst decline ever recorded. However, according to local...

Richemont Acquires Delvaux
Friday, July 02, 2021 by Swiss-based luxury goods firm Richemont has acquired Belgian handbag and leather goods maker Delvaux in a private transaction, the group said on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu Leather Benefits from Reasonable Lockdown
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by A well-planned lockdown with reasonable restrictions and relaxations seems to have protected India’s leather industries from complete failure, as exporters are getting through the...

Turkish Manufacturing Sees Year High
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 by Turkey’s manufacturing industry capacity utilisation rate rose to its highest level in one and a half years, in June on a monthly basis, according to official data announced last...

Zimbabwe Bulawayo Leather Sector Trade Fair Ready
Thursday, June 24, 2021 by Zimbabwe leather sector players, based in Bulawayo, are seeking to use this year’s Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) to showcase their products and improve on quality...

New Kanpur Leather Park
Monday, June 21, 2021 by The Uttar Pradesh government is seeking to restore the industrial charm of Kanpur, also known as the ‘Manchester of the East’. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath-led state government...

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