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Luxury - Luxury brands must focus on what’s unique
Chief executive of Walpole, the official body for the UK luxury industry, Helen Brocklebank, has said she believes “hyper-localisation” will be one of the keys for a successful recovery for her member companies following covid-19, writes Leatherbiz.
Ethical sourcing, animal welfare and leathermaking
The latest webinar organised by ILM in association with TheSauerReport and sponsored by PrimeAsia and the Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA) will explore a range of topics around ethical sourcing, animal welfare best practice, regenerative agriculture, supply chain mapping and traceability frameworks
Automotive - A short history of car seats
When the first cars were invented, there was still a lot of shaping to be done. A carriage was the earliest reference and, therefore, the earliest vehicles resemble these closely.
Raw Materials - UNIC raises alarm on price rises
Italian tanning industry association UNIC has suggested the cost of raw materials has risen in an “almost unreasonable way” over recent weeks with the price of large bovine hides rising 13% since the start of the year, writes Leatherbiz.
APLF Exhibitors in 2019
Director of APLF and Executive Vice President of Informa Markets (Asia), Michael Duck, will be taking on new, expanded responsibilities for the company as Executive Vice President- Commercial Development, a global position. This will mean that after 27 years Michael will be handing over his role as APLF Director to his Hong Kong colleague David Bondi.
The discussion that is raging in investment circles around ESG investments seems far away from everyday life to the tanner struggling with the issues of avoiding loose or cracking grain and trying to make a margin in an exceptional business climate. Sales are less predictable than ever and yet pressures surround many raw material areas.
Cuirs du Futur is a tannery and manufacturer of stretch leather, based in Graulhet, France, the historic capital of the leather industry. In 1992, a partnership with Du Pont De Nemours enabled the first application of Lycra® fabric in the leather industry. The Lycra® lining composed with elastane fibres, allows for the leather to which it is bonded to become elastic and retain its original form after being stretched.
With its main office in the western city of Maracaibo and representative offices in the state of Yaracuy and the capital of Lara state, Barquisimeto, Commercial Jairo Leather Industries has founded some 36 years ago. The company is currently managed by Mr Jairo Noya as CEO who has extensive experience in the international leather sector and moreover in international hide exports.
In view of the current situation which prevents buyers from attending physical exhibitions, APLF will continue to support the tanning industry by organising a series of online events for the Chinese, Indian and African/Middle East markets.
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