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Italian and French luxury brand acquisitions of tanneries are not a new phenomenon. Along with soaring raw materials prices and a finite number of quality hides and skins there has been an explosion in demand for high-value leather goods. Some of the world’s largest luxury brands have snapped up tanners to secure supply and maintain an artisan tradition. Martin Ricker reviews the recent trend.
Leatherbiz reports that luxury goods group Kering has teamed up with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature to launch a three year-research project which aims to improve sustainability of the python trade.
The International Union for Nature Conservation (UICN) has released a report that states that one fifth of snake skins coming from South East Asia and used in the fashion industry are obtained illegally.
The international news web site Leatherbiz reports that not-for-profit organization the International Union for Conservation of Nature (UICN) has claimed in a new report that around 20% of snake skins coming into the fashion supply chain from south-east Asia have been sourced illegally.
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