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Smit & Zoon is committed to making the leather value chain sustainable, together. As one of the players in this value chain, the Dutch company is working hard on making its own practices more sustainable continuously. Recently, their efforts were rewarded with two important independent ratings: the highest level of ZDHC certification (level 3) and the Ecovadis Silver CSR Rating.
Italian fashion accessories brand Furla is relaunching its iconic Metropolis for pre-fall in a “renewed guise, embodying the unique Italian style that it has always been defined by”.
Reporting from New York, Hidenet’s Vera Dordick sums up the week’s action by simply saying that the market was dominated by the pandemic.
Luxury group Hermès has joined a growing list of companies donating money and products to help in efforts to fight the coronavirus, or Covid-19, reports Leatherbiz.
One4Leather writes that the gloves are coming off in the conflict regarding the use of ‘leather’ to describe other materials. La Conceria reports that leather goods producer Longchamp has made things clear, stating ‘vegan leather is false!’ The brand has used synthetic materials and launched a collection of goods made of nylon, but opposes the simplification of the material message.
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