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Romania - Vuitton’s ‘Made in Italy’ footwear manufactured in Romania
A report by British newspaper The Guardian has alleged that Louis Vuitton’s luxury footwear labelled as ‘Made in Italy’ are, in fact, secretly produced in Romania.
Mercosur - JBS SA to appeal ruling that blocks sale of assets to Minerva
A federal judge in Brazil blocked the sale citing a corruption investigation involving the Batista family. JBS SA plans to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that blocked the company’s sale of its South American beef operations.
Events - IULTCS Congress and Freiberg Leather Days to co-locate in 2019
The 2019 IULTCS Congress, which will take place in the German city of Dresden, will incorporate that year’s Freiberg Leather Days event. It will take place at the Dresden International Congress Centre from June 25-28, 2019.
Environment - Make the switch to chrome-free tanning
Everybody loves leather. It is timeless and will never go out of fashion. However, consumers become more aware of what they wear and increasingly ask for high-quality and sustainable leather.
Wilhelm Textiles India Pvt. Limited is a subsidiary of Werner Wilhelm GmbH, Germany. It is an Indo-German joint venture and is in operation in India since 1995.
APLF’s first interview during the 2017 event was with Creative & Marketing Director of American Tanning & Leather LLC. Christine Plott, at 11am on Day 1 of the fair. Even after just two hours of the fair’s inauguration Ms Plott informed us that “it had been a busy morning”.
Brass, gunmetal grey, bright yellow gold or polished silver - no matter the metallic hue of choice, your fashionable focus should be dedicated toward metal detailing this year.
Amusingly, Nigerian former professional footballer and attacking midfielder Jay Jay is the inspiration behind the Japanese shoe brand, Jay Jay Japan. A quick and skillful playmaker, often dubbed the “African Maradona”, Jay Jay was known for his confidence, technique, creativity, and dribbling skills, as well as his use of feints.
Packing powerful industry specialists, speakers of the 3rd edition of the Global Footwear Retail Conference (GFRC) that took place in Hong Kong recently included some of the most influential experts of the fashion and footwear industry including heavyweights from the US and French Footwear Federations, from the digital and e-commerce industries as well as member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong for the Textiles and Garment, Felix Chung.
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