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Luxury group Kering has reported revenues for the first quarter of 2019 of almost €3.8 billion, an increase of 17.5% compared to the same three months last year.
Italian footwear manufacturers’ association Assocalzaturifici has elected Siro Badon as its new president for the 2019-2023 period. Mr Badon will succeed Annaria Pilotti, pending confirmation of his appointment at Assocal’s annual general meeting in June.
The sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress took place in the first week of April in Naples, located in an European region with high footwear industry representation. The debate focused on themes under the topic Digitalisation for a sustainable footwear industry.
Californian electric car brand Karma Automotive used leather from Scotland’s Bridge of Weir Leather Company in the interiors of two of its vehicles on display at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show (April 18-25).
The latest edition of our Leather Pipeline market intelligence report explains that the falling demand for leather is the result of product manufacturers trying to improve their profit margins, rather than it being caused by consumers rejecting products made from the material because of anti-leather campaigns.
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