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Founded in 1990 to manufacture and supply leather and plastic covers to the pager and cellular industry, AEE quickly developed and captured a big share of the US market, supplying customers like Radioshack, Sprint, PCS, Nextel, Verizon and Motorola as well as the US public safety departments including the US army, the navy and the police.
Not to be mistaken for the BoHo bag, the HOBO bag is the current fashionable go-to.
Over-The-Knee boots are no longer stigmatised for their appearance in ‘Pretty Woman’ - the movie that once defined the social status and fashionable wearability of the boot - but instead have a modern relatability thanks solely to the fashionable whims of Tastemakers and Influencers.
The acronym of all the members of the family involved in the business, Aknas was founded in 2011 by Stephane Mesnil. While backpacking in Thailand, the French fell in love not only with the country but also with a local designer. The two were soon married and decided to use the potential of handicraft making in Thailand and of the unique types of leather available in the country to start a company. “My wife played a decisive part in the early part of the design of the company,” recalls Mesnil.
New materials will continue to be needed alongside leather, and the industry fully accepts that life will become more competitive. We believe that all materials should be objectively evaluated and presented with full transparency and The Economist is in danger of damaging our important industry by describing it in the negative terms it uses in its recent piece, 'Growing Leather in Factories' and Leather Naturally has therefore responded.
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