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Leather & Sustainability

Dates: 19 November 2019
Time: 09:00 – 16:30
Venue: Novotel Century Hong Kong, 238 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Language: English
Speaker: Karl Flowers

Standard Rate*: USD295/person
Member Rate*: USD270/person (APLF Exhibitors / BLC Members)
* including one full-day course and refreshments

Course Agenda : 

13:00 - 13:30   Arrival and refreshments

An overview of the leather making process

How skins and hides are processed, tanned, dyed, dried, milled and finished

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, there 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 effect of cattle in the measurement

16:00               Questions and discussion

16:30               Review and close



For enquiry, please contact Ms. Kwok ChiOn ([email protected]).

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