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Leatherbiz reports that Australia’s feeder cattle exports so far in 2019 have increased 25% compared to the same period in 2018, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), reaching 329,000 head. MLA said this consistent supply of live cattle for shipment overseas reflected a disappointing wet season in Australia.
The Brazilian Leather Project is hosting an exclusive lecture about the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability during the XXXV IULTCS (International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies) Congress, which is taking place in Dresden, Germany, June 25-28, as reported by specialist leather magazine ILM
Sportswear giant Nike is committing to fight climate change after signing on to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, a commitment under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Report by Danielle Wightman-Stone, Fashion United.
Luxury group Hermès plans to further expand its presence in Saint Junien, a French town with a rich heritage in glove-making and leathergoods production, as reported by UK news web site Leatherbiz.
Hidenet’s Publisher and CEO, Vera Dordick, reports that in the US steer prices remained steady mainly due to limited availability. Benchmark Heavy Texas improved up to US $23 from the recent low of US $20/21 but despite this improvement, optimism was still absent.
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