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Livestock - Feeder cattle exports from Australia up by 25%
Leatherbiz reports that Australia’s feeder cattle exports so far in 2019 have increased 25% compared to the same period in 2018, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), reaching 329,000 head. MLA said this consistent supply of live cattle for shipment overseas reflected a disappointing wet season in Australia.
Events - Brazil exhibits Leather Preview at XXXV IULTCS
The Brazilian Leather Project is hosting an exclusive lecture about the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability during the XXXV IULTCS (International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies) Congress, which is taking place in Dresden, Germany, June 25-28, as reported by specialist leather magazine ILM
Environment - Nike signs UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action
Sportswear giant Nike is committing to fight climate change after signing on to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, a commitment under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Report by Danielle Wightman-Stone, Fashion United.
Manufacturing - Hermès to boost its production in Saint Junien
Luxury group Hermès plans to further expand its presence in Saint Junien, a French town with a rich heritage in glove-making and leathergoods production, as reported by UK news web site Leatherbiz.
See-through shoes are again leading the way this season, with a slight hazy change in the form of a colour tint.
Fashion Access displayed a wide range of fashion accessories such as handbags, bags, wallets, travel items, garments, footwear and other lifestyle products.
Low pre-fair expectations based on the parlous state of the overall leather sector were soon dispelled as buyers proceeded to enter the main leather hall on 13 March as the 35th Anniversary edition of APLF Leather opened in Hong Kong.
Coinciding with the beginning of the cashmere harvest season in China, this year Cashmere World was held concurrently with APLF 2019 in Hong Kong from 13th to 15th of March.
We are now regularly hearing about hides being thrown away. We heard it first about skins in New Zealand, and then about hides in Latin America, followed by sheepskins in the UK. Now it is coming from the USA of all places. The latest I have read is from an article about Ethiopia, where the tanners were blaming the problem on the ban on part processed leather exports. Underlying it, without doubt is a reduced demand for lower grades.
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