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The head of the German Leather Federation (VDL) has told Leatherbiz that he is disappointed at the result of an initial court hearing to determine whether the term ‘apple leather’ can be used in a brand’s marketing.
Available to download from the Leather Naturally website,“When leather is not leather?” seeks to explain how different materials have different benefits but how labels can be confusing.
Taking place on September 4 under the theme ‘Redesigning a Future for Leather’, the Shanghai Shake-Up conference will host two discussion panels, ‘How to Transform the Role of the Tanner’ and ‘Why Aren’t Designers Using Leather?’.
South Africa’s competition tribunal has given approval “subject to conditions” to the proposed merger between two of the country’s most important producers of ostrich meat and leather, reports Leatherbiz.
ILM reports that the One 4 Leather, the stakeholder group made up of some leading automotive leather makers as well as leather chemical makers Stahl and TFL has launched a new website to inform the automotive supply chain and consumers about the benefits of leather interiors and the responsible manufacturing practices used in the automotive leather segment.