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Smit & Zoon achieves highest level of ZDHC certification and thus proves to lead the industry in sustainability
10 October, 2019
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German Leather Federation in Bid to Ban Terms Like ‘Vegan Leather’
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by The German Leather Federation (VDL) has issued a ‘cease and desist’ letter to a vegan start-up that sells handbags made out of ‘apple leather’.

Versace Apologises After T-Shirt Angers China
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Luxury fashion label Versace and its artistic director, Donatella Versace, issued an apology to China this weekend after one of its T-shirts was criticised for identifying...

Trumpler Group joins ZDHC
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 by Trumpler Group has announced it has joined ZDHC as “Value Chain Affiliates” and is the most recent leather chemical contributor to join

Dubai Property Developer Buys Cavalli
Friday, July 19, 2019 by Following months of speculation, Damac Properties, a Dubai-based property developer, has come out as the new owner of Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli

Struggles Ahead for Hong Kong Luxury Goods Market
Thursday, July 04, 2019 by There are challenging times on the horizon for the Hong Kong luxury goods market

Hardy UK announce new arrival
Friday, June 14, 2019 by Hardy UK have announced that as of 3 June 2019, Mirko Alighieri has joined its leather blade producing group, adding further sales and market development skills to Hardy's growing team.

East Africa Forum Pushes for Accessible Leather Market
Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The East African Community (EAC) Leather Forum has urged the bloc to begin creating a readily accessible market for leather products. The forum has called for the EAC to fast track...

India’s Leather Industry Flailing
Thursday, May 16, 2019 by A government-led crackdown on the slaughter of cows in India has caused the industry hardship.

LVMH Promises “Responsible” Crocodile Skins
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by LVMH has announced it will be boosting measures to make sure a “responsible supply” of crocodile skins is distributed in its collections.

Handmade Zimbabwean Shoes A Surprise Global Success
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by In a tiny factory in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, leather cutter Misheck Sibanda is producing handmade boots and shoes as fast as he can in an effort to keep up with his soaring global demand.

County Durham Leather Firm Wins Accolades
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Charlie Trevor, Equus Leather, along with his wife Dawn were last week announced as a finalist for the Heritage Crafts Association’s (HCA) Maker of the Year award

Leather Naturally welcomes five new members
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Leather Naturally announced that it has welcomed five new members in the last month of 2018. These new members include Pulcra Chemicals, Siddiq Shafi Group, BLeather, Leathermex...

New tanneries integrated into the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB)
Monday, December 17, 2018 by The Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB) programme has reached 27 participating tanneries.

Balenciaga Reaches Copywrite Settlement
Saturday, December 15, 2018 by This past summer, Ney York based City Merchandise accused Balenciaga of stealing its New York City souvenir bag design for their Resort 2018 collection, which debuted in November 2017.

Egyptian Custom’s Duty Adjustment to Boost Economy
Monday, December 10, 2018 by The decision by the Egyptian Ministry of Finance to adjust the customs dollar exchange rate for non-essential goods, tying it to the Central Bank of Egypt’s dollar exchange rate...

LVMH Plans 24 Italian Manufacturing Sites
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by Italy is becoming increasingly important as a production hub for French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH

No More Animal Hides Says Saskatoon Wildlife Foundation
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Canadian wildlife foundations across Saskatchewan are no longer accepting animal hides for the first time in just under 40 years.

Luxury Goods Giant Richemont UK Found Guilty of Racial Discrimination
Monday, November 12, 2018 by The umbrella group for brands including Purdey, Dunhill and Cartier was found guilty of racial discrimination at an employment tribunal in London this week. It is reported that...

Leather Industry Key in Fight Against Poverty Says Nigerian Minister
Monday, November 05, 2018 by Nigerian minister of science and technology has said newly approved leather policies will create jobs and give the country the tools needed to fight rising poverty levels.

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