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We are now regularly hearing about hides being thrown away. We heard it first about skins in New Zealand, and then about hides in Latin America, followed by sheepskins in the UK. Now it is coming from the USA of all places. The latest I have read is from an article about Ethiopia, where the tanners were blaming the problem on the ban on part processed leather exports. Underlying it, without doubt is a reduced demand for lower grades.
British born, long time Hong Kong resident, charity volunteer, cashmere enthusiast and first time exhibitor at APLF’s Cashmere World, Surinder Francis tells us how and why she established and launched her own luxurious yet sustainable cashmere brand, called Franci.
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.
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