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As coronavirus impact batters the retail industry and store closures continue to add up, FDRA, AAFA, CFDA — as well as the Travel Goods Association and U.S. Fashion Industry Association — are calling on the US government to accelerate aid efforts for millions of footwear, apparel and travel workers and retailers.
UNPAC, the Italian leather chemicals manufacturers’ association, has published a statement calling on its member companies to work together to maintain the supply and the quality of the products they supply to tanners around the world, reports Leatherbiz.
This year started with an increase in optimism in the leather supply chain as tanners started to replenish their stocks of raw material to meet increasing orders. However, as the February 11 edition of our exclusive Leather Pipeline market intelligence report makes clear, the coronavirus outbreak has dealt this increased confidence a major blow, reports Leatherbiz.
In recent years, leather has been making a comeback. Not just in fashion, but in many applications as a luxurious choice with natural benefits. Leather remains a popular car interior option, but it’s also a material under intense scrutiny.
To say 2019 has been a difficult year for the leather sector is nothing short of an understatement. The industry has been under attack from all fronts and there have been some casualties along the way. Writes ILM Editor, Isabella Griffiths.
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