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This year has been one hell of a roller coaster for hide prices. We entered 2020 in a buoyant mood, with renewed optimism that followed two years of flat leather sales and decreasing cured and wet-blue prices. The thinking was that maybe a corner had been turned, writes theSauerReport Editor Ian Banks.
One year since its launch by French President Emmanuel Macron, the Fashion Pact membership has doubled to over 60 signatories, covering multiple sectors and 14 countries. Together they represent over 200 brands and a third of the fashion industry.
Whilst the world’s media has focused on fast fashion and the need for sustainable fashion, footwear brands have avoided the spotlight. But the stark facts behind footwear pollution are of the same magnitude, if not greater.
Automotive group Volkswagen has published its results for the first six months of 2020, which show an overall decline in the volume of sales of 27.4%, reports Leatherbiz. In the January-June period this year, the group delivered just under 3.9 million new passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
The Corona pandemic has hit the apparel industry’s global supply chains hard. How are they recovering? What changes will the pandemic bring? Clothing manufacturers, sourcing platforms and buyers talk about their expectations for the future and whether they believe in the nearshoring trend.
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