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With the APLF exhibition in Hong Kong not taking place in 2020 and being postponed until November this year, the organisers have set up a digital sourcing platform called sampleroom and have arranged an extensive series of seminars and online discussion panels to coincide with its launch.
Cactus leather, mushroom leather, pineapple leather, apple leather… Every week it seems a new, revolutionary material is introduced to the world. Their names suggest unrefined origins, the stories promise sustainability; they’re going to make all the old stuff unnecessary.
Argentina’s government has given footwear manufacturers and retailers with a presence in the market there until the end of July to make sure Argentinean sizes are clearly displayed on their products and on boxes they come in, reports Leatherbiz.
The latest episode of the ILM “View from the top” podcast series covers the leather industry’s relationship with the media and perspectives on sustainability. It is now available free-to-download and listen to here, as well as via Apple Podcast, Spotify and Deezer.
This is the next episode of Leather and the Circular Economy by Leatherbiz.
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