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The latest edition of our Leather Pipeline market intelligence report explains that the falling demand for leather is the result of product manufacturers trying to improve their profit margins, rather than it being caused by consumers rejecting products made from the material because of anti-leather campaigns.
The department of economic development in South Africa’s Western Cape province has announced funding of around $9.5 million over the next three years to stimulate manufacturing in smaller towns across the area.
This decade has been much kinder to the footwear manufacturing sector in Marikina in the Philippines than the previous ones.
Footwear group Clarks is likely to close a production facility it set up only two years ago in Street, Somerset, close to corporate headquarters.
One fact that cannot be avoided today is that fashion also puts us in a burden because it is one of the most polluted and wasteful industries in the world.
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