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Date: 22 November 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 09:00 – 13:00
Venue: UBM Asia, 17/F China Resources Building, 26 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Language: English
Speaker: Karl Flowers


Member Rate*: USD275/person
Standard Rate*: USD300/person
* including refreshments

Our Half Day Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Course aims to provide delegates with an overview of the leather supply chain. Covering topics such as common leathers types and from which animals, the leather making process, traceability and material sources, environmental impacts and appropriate stewardship, chemical management and risks within the process, NGO activities and leather life cycle.

Course Agenda:

09:00 - 09:30 Arrival


An overview of the leather making process

  • How skins and hides are processed, tanned, dyed, dried, milled and finished with emphasis on clean technology & pollution prevention


Traceability and material sources

  • An overview of where leathers are sourced and some of the potential sensitivities with the different regions


Environmental impacts and appropriate stewardship

  • A review of the sensitivities associated with leather making 


Chemical management and risks within the process

  • An overview of key chemicals that can be found in leather, their use, effective management and future trends including an overview of current NGO activity. 


NGO activity

  • A brief overview of relevant NGO campaigns


Leather life cycle

  • An overview of different tannages used and their effect on lifecycle. Brief review of carbon foot printing and the potential influence of cattle in the measurement. 

12:30 Questions and discussion
13:00 Review and close



*** Bookings are non-cancellable. There will be no refunds once payment has been made. 

For enquiries, please contact us at conference@aplf.com.