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Michael Bodsworth - who initially worked at SATRA in the 1990s - has returned to the independent research and testing organisation as executive director, responsible for driving the company’s growth within the footwear sector.
Leather Naturally has released a new membership fee model that should give access to smaller companies in the leather industry to join as a member. Leather Naturally has shown strong growth from 27 to 140 members in the last three years and realizes that a growing membership is necessary to create a stronger and united industry approach to educate and promote leather to influencers, designers, brands and consumers.
The Italian Footwear Manufacturers Association (Assocalzaturifici) said it remains operational and is offering help and support to members who are encountering commercial difficulties, including juridical assistance.
Officially launched on January 1, the Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA) brings together the Leather Industries of America (LIA) and the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA). Report by ILM.
Paul Pearson, who has acted as Secretary to the International Council of Tanners (ICT) since January 1998, has announced his retirement.
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