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The Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB) will participate in one of the footwear industry’s most anticipated events worldwide.
The latest edition of our exclusive fortnightly market intelligence report, Leather Pipeline, brings a prediction that the prospects for a revival of the use of leather in shoe uppers may improve after 2019.
Under the theme “From Fashion to factory: A New Technological Age”, the 20th Congress of the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC) takes place at the Sheraton Hotel in Porto, Portugal, May 16-18.
Wet Blue Industries, formerly one of Zimbabwe’s biggest tanneries, has said it requires nearly US $4 million to recapitalize its operations and maintain its status as a going concern.
Hidenet publisher Don Ohsman reports that prices remain steady in Brazil although there are unconfirmed reports that TR1 wet blue has traded at US cents 80 and even below but the general market is still around US cents 85.