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This year has been one hell of a roller coaster for hide prices. We entered 2020 in a buoyant mood, with renewed optimism that followed two years of flat leather sales and decreasing cured and wet-blue prices. The thinking was that maybe a corner had been turned, writes theSauerReport Editor Ian Banks.
Leather Naturally is one of the co-signatories requesting that the Higg index MSI score for leather be suspended pending a review of the underlying methodologies and data. In the same letter, the leather industry is offering support to Higg Index and welcomes the opportunity to discuss the basis for the score, to provide the necessary data and assist with the development of appropriate methodologies, to address its shortcomings.
France’s main leather industry body, the Conseil National du Cuir, has reported substantial declines in the industry’s export performance in the first eight months of 2020, reports Leatherbiz.
The Italian luxury brand’s made-to-order offers a unique tailor-made shopping experience, with a choice of five classic styles of men’s shoes, ranging from a Derby to a Moccasin.
In mid-October, Sichuan University of Science and Engineering unveiled a new research institute for the Wenzhou (Zhejiang province) shoe leather industry. Since 2001, Wenzhou has been known as China’s shoe capital, writes Leatherbiz.
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