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Indian Exports See February Decline
04 March, 2021
India’s trade deficit has widened, as imports rose 6.98% during February....
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Volvo to Ditch Leather
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by Swedish car company Volvo announced that by 2030 it will only sell electric vehicles, which will be produced with leather-free interiors.

Stahl introduces enhanced probiotic degreasing solution
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by Waalwijk, The Netherlands, March 2, 2021 – Stahl, an active proponent of responsible chemistry, is expanding its range of Proviera® - Probiotics for Leather™ solutions for...

Bottega Veneta Shuts Down Asian Social Media
Monday, March 01, 2021 by Bottega Veneta is continuing its vanishing act from social media. Without explanation, the brand shut down its Asian social media accounts. Bottega Veneta’s Weibo account, which...

New Shoe Industry Training Institute for Kanpur
Monday, March 01, 2021 by Kanpur’s aspirations to grow as an industrial hub in Uttar Pradesh, has seen it attempt to strengthen multiple production sectors in the Indian city. After the construction of the...

Italian Fashion Industry Leaders Join Forces
Friday, February 26, 2021 by A group of Italian fashion industry leaders met yesterday, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. On the agenda was how the larger companies could help...

Paraguay Investing in Textile Sector
Friday, February 26, 2021 by The Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Paraguay announced that it will be investing $1.1 million in the manufacturing sector. The investment will benefit the clothing, textiles,...

LWG releases a new version of the Leather Manufacturer Audit Protocol – P7.0
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by

Indian Leather Sector Pushes For Self-Sufficiency
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by “The MSME is the backbone of Indian economy. Without MSME, we cannot achieve our goal of self-sufficiency, which is the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Nitin Gadkari,...

LVMH and Fenty Part Ways
Monday, February 15, 2021 by Rihanna’s LVMH-backed fashion house Fenty has closed less than two years after its launch. The luxury conglomerate has pledged to continue supporting Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin and...

Sri Lanka’s DSI Launches Synthetic Leather Facility
Monday, February 15, 2021 by Sri Lanka’s D. Samson Industries (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of DSI Samson Group (Pvt) Ltd, has launched its synthetic leather manufacturing division by acquiring a...

Keen Footwear Expands US Operation
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 by Global footwear brand Keen Inc. has made a commitment to manufacturing more products in the U.S. with two key announcements for Q1.

Mini Cooper Ditches Leather Trim
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 by Mini Cooper’s head of design has confirmed that the brand will no longer use leather trim in future interiors of its models. According to reports, designer Oliver Heilmer...

UK Industries Facing Brexit Deal Decimation
Friday, February 05, 2021 by Due to the bureaucracy and travel restrictions imposed by the new post-Brexit EU trade deal, Boris Johnson was warned that the UK fashion and textile industry is “decimating” by £35 billion.

Nera Tanning hosts Masterclass on the Biodegradability of Leather
Friday, February 05, 2021 by

India’s AAP Warns Leather Import Will Collapse Industry
Thursday, February 04, 2021 by India’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders responded to the proposed Union Budget with concerns that it cares little for small businesses and the general public, and only has the interests...

India’s Leather Import Duty to Return
Thursday, February 04, 2021 by In a bid to boost India’s leather industry, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed to withdraw exemption of import duty on certain types of leather. “These are...

Mens luxury leather line with Louis Vuitton launched
Thursday, January 28, 2021 by According to Leatherbiz, Virgil Abloh has created and released a new men’s leathergoods line for Aerogram. On social media the brand comments the collection is inspired by the...

Clarks potential new chinese owner
Thursday, January 28, 2021 by According to Glenn Taylor of Sourcing Journal Clarks shoes might be under new management soon.  If approved, majority ownership would be in the shape of a china-based sports event...

Leather Working Group Reaches 1000 Members
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by The Leather Working Group has achieved their thousandth member company from across theleather supply chain.

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