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Richard Smith has worked in the leather and footwear sector since 1995 as Commercial Manager of Leather International magazine and is currently responsible for the marketing of the international leather fairs of APLF in Latin America. In addition, he is a contributor and investigator on the leather, footwear and related industries concentrating on both Asia and Latin America, with the objective of portraying this industrial sector in the wider context of macroeconomic forces, so as to indicate “where the industry as a whole is headed”.
Unionpelli is a tannery based in Arzignano in Italy specializing in supplying hides to the automotive sector. The tannery produces wet blue and chrome free wet white.
With the objective of speeding up the supply chain and linking the brand directly to the factory, Roman CAD is helping footwear manufacturers increase their speed to market which is vial in a world of changing fashion and styles.
Fresh from participating at one of APLF’s seminars where there was solid engagement from the delegates, Testex Group Market Development Director, Linda Wegerlin, proceeded to explain the background of Testex and the services the company oggers.
PFI Hong Kong Managing Director, Candice Wong, outlines the background of PFI and its mission so that consumers know what is the source of the products they are eating, wearing or simply using.
More than ever, brands, agents and manufacturers are facing pressure from consumers, governments and NGOs. Sustainable manufacturing has become a prerequisite for business success and growth of revenues. But how can you make sure you’re sourcing from ethical and sustainable suppliers?
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