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The Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA) said it is considering leading a trade mission to Vietnam and Thailand in July 2020, given the growing importance of those two markets to the U.S. leather industry, reports ILM.
Sourcing Journal’s Jasmin Malik Chua writes that Bangladesh’s minimum wage board has filed recommendations that could raise the minimum monthly wage for leather and footwear workers to 7,100 takas ( $84), local news media has reported.
Fashion United’s Danielle Wightman-Stone writes that British heritage brand Burberry is seeing red for its Chinese New Year 2020 campaign heralding “joy, health and happiness” in the Year of the Rat.
Leatherbiz reports that Vietnam is still on track to take over as the second-biggest importer of wet blue from the US. Italy is still the single most important buyer of US wet blue, in spite of a consistent decline throughout 2019. China is second at the moment but new figures, for the first ten months of the year, show that Vietnam continues to catch up.
Huw Hughes of Fashion United writes that Adidas has announced it will close its two state-of-the-art ‘Speedfactories’ and will be transferring the technologies to two of its suppliers in Asia at the end of this year.
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