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Environment - TFL joins zero discharge group
Seven new organisations have joined the Amsterdam-based ZDHC coalition of brands and industry bodies that have set up a joint roadmap towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the leather, footwear and textile supply chains by 2020.
Pakistan - Leather exports decline 6.36% to USD8.2bn in July-Feb 2017
During July 2016 to February 2017 leather and leather products exports have witnessed a decline to around 6.36 percent to US $8.2 billion, which is certainly alarming and this trend could be more negative at the time of conclusion of financial year June 2017, said executive members of Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA).
Automotive - Lear CEO optimistic for future after record results
Automotive seating supplier Lear Corporation reported sales of USD5 billion in the first quarter of 2017, a 7% improvement compared to the same period of last year, reports Leatherbiz.
Brazil - Leather Law Blitz is back!
One of the main public awareness campaigns and law enforcement actions that prohibits the use of the term "synthetic leather" in Brazil is underway once again. Another edition of the Leather Law Blitz (Blitz Lei de Couro), coordinated by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB), will cover wholesale traders in the Brás and Bom Retiro regions of São Paulo state up until the end of April, verifying communication with brands and retailers in reference to articles made of leather or synthetic materials.
Chinh Viet was established in 2003, in Ho Chi Minh City and has been in the business of making baby, kid and lady footwear ever since. With more than 13 years of experience and expertise in footwear manufacturing, Chinh Viet factories are known internationally for their commitment to high quality and to trendy style.
The days before the start of this year’s APLF, Hong Kong bathed in sunshine and blue skies, a rare sight for this city in recent years but one that perhaps signalled three very positive show days ahead at the major global trade show for the leather industry.
Hong Kong – 31 March 2017 - At the APLF wrap-up press conference held on the afternoon of the final day of APLF 2017, APLF Director Michael Duck described the atmosphere at the event as being “optimistic and vibrant”. And not one of the specialised journalists present disagreed with or questioned his assessment of a successful fair that had seen the leather and materials industry emerge from the doldrums of uncertainty that had pervaded the sector for at least three years.
The feature of 2017 is most definitely the feet! And the shoe that designers are decorating your tootsies with: Lace-up BOOTS. Now lace-ups might be detailed and very time-consuming in terms of construction, but they are undoubtedly the perfect style in which to stride with confidence into 2017.
The rebranded components and synthetics section of APLF was also populated by interested buyers on the first two days of the fair.
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