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Véronique Saunier established her reputation as a journalist soon after moving to Hong Kong in 1988. As a freelance writer, she has been covering the fashion, leather and fine fibre industries for various magazines including the industry’s leading trend setter WGSN. Her background as a former science and technology writer enables her to interpret in a highly readable manner the way new technologies affect various industries and our lives. She understands and is concerned about the impact the fashion industry has on the livelihood and traditions of animal breeders across the world. A dedicated environmentalist, she tirelessly promotes corporate responsibility and sustainable development as a means of preserving cultural diversity. At the same time she defends the rightful access of local populations to education, healthcare, technological advancements, prosperity and wealth creation. She has played an active part in developing and coordinating the programme of the Cashmere World Forum and of the Global Footwear Retail Conference. A tireless traveler with an extensive experience of living in China, Véronique commutes regularly between Asia and Europe.
Using leather shavings to produce leather chemicals? This is possible thanks to LanXESS’ innovative “ReeL” system which was one of the highlights of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE ) 2017 in Shanghai.
Founded in 1985 by the brothers Joan and Ramon Colomer, heirs to a long family tradition in the tanning trade going back to the mid-eighteenth century, Catalonia based tannery...
UK-company Seaton Chemicals decidedly owes its success to China. Established in the north of England in 2004 and specialised in emulsions and emulsion polymerisation technology, its products became such a hit in China that in 2010 its founders decided to transfer the production in Guangdong province.
Bravo Handbags was formed in California 17 years ago based on a technology invented by its founder and president, Terry Smith, called Enamel Leathering.
Not so sure exactly what the new FLATFORM shoe trend entails? In basics, a ‘flatform’ is the combination of both a flat shoe and a platform heel. To create this combined appearance, both the heel and the front sole is raised in equal proportions, giving gorgeous amounts of lift without creating any extra arch, as high-heels have a tendency to do.
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