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With the coronavirus pandemic having been brought under control in China, APLF thought that it was an opportune time to find out exactly what is the current state of China’s leather industry. APLF approached the Chairman of the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA), Mr Li Yuzhong, to find out the facts of the situation in mid-March 2020.
While writing about trade dispute seems kind of trivial at a time when the whole world is weathering the Covid-19 pandemic, it is extremely important to understand the economic implications in order to better prepare and recover after the pandemic passes.
Design-A-Bag (DAB) is the only global online bag design event of its kind for freelance designers and design students. The competition is organised by Fashion Access and Arsutoria School who also sponsors the event. There are more than 150 design entries from young and talented designers across 32 countries this year. 3 finalists are selected by 8 judges from Australia, Italy, France and Hong Kong according to the entries’ originality, trend awareness, wearability & marketability.
This is an exceptional tannery, the likes of which is rarely seen these days, the gold standard in tanning and dyeing Entrefino lamb skins, an endemic breed in the Iberian Peninsula. Now part of LVMH group, a long-standing partner, this Catalan company created in the 1930s and managed by the fourth generation of the founding family, has retained its spirit.
Everything started in the 1930s when his grandfather, himself the son of a tanner who used vegetable tannins, created the Riba Guixà tannery, specialised in glove-making. The company diversified into ready-to-wear, becoming the leading producer of Entrefino lamb leather. Four generations later, Carlos Riba Antò manages the family holding company and has opened its capital to LVMH group. A strategy that illustrates how the tannery industry is changing, with players capitalising on potential and expertise to invest in societal and environmental areas and, equally importantly, consolidate the competitiveness of their activity. Meet a director firmly facing the future.
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