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United States of America - Preparations for fourth World Leather Congress underway
The fourth edition of the World Leather Congress (WLC) will be held in New York City on July 16.
Manufacturing - South Africa in renewed push to reshore footwear manufacturing
South Africa’s Footwear and Leather Industries Cluster (FLIC) has been officially approved by the government three years after its predecessor, the National Footwear & Leather Cluster (NLFC), was closed.
Fashion Trends - Athleisure Continues to Take Market Share, According to NPD Study
As consumers increasingly demand function and versatility, comfort and athleisure trends still lead the pack, swallowing the sales of major shoe styles, such as loafers and oxfords for men as well as flats and pumps for women, according to The NPD Group Inc.
Sustainability - Stahl releases 2018 Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Report
Seeking to continuously reduce its environmental footprint, Stahl’s report also details how the Company has further aligned its operations with the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals and highlights its significant progress with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, including the publication of its Materiality Matrix.
Like it or not, the 90’s staple pieces is back - with this season’s must have accessory being the belt-bag, NOTE: With an upgrade!
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. Similarly to other events held during APLF, sustainability was an essential component of the Cashmere World exhibition.
Whether it's velvet, suede, or fuzzy, all the interesting textures can be seen on street style stars everywhere (even on their handbags!) lately. Paired with simple garments, these clutches can serve as a talking point everyone will ask about.
The first edition of the Sustainable Fashion Conference, which was held on March 14, 2019, was well attended. The event is part of APLF’s aim to establish itself as the main Sustainable Sourcing Platform of the Asia Pacific Region.
There can be no doubt that the 2019 APLF was one of the most important in its history. The leather trade has had a difficult two years, with some sectors suffering badly and even the stronger ones, such as automotive, looking at a complex and uncertain future.
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