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Yesterday, 10 August, we published an article describing the new Higg Index. However, the form of measuring sustainability has come in for sharp criticism from Leather UK and we publish the observations of Dr Kerry Senior in this regard.
The Brazilian meatpacker has entered into an agreement to acquire a slaughter and deboning unit in Colombia, reports ILM.
Leather quality can be a complex matter if you’re not familiar with the terms. But in the end it’s all about the grain, writes One 4 Leather. Leather grain is an indicator of the natural quality of the material. The better quality the grain, the less work the material needs. Yet, there is often confusion about the different quality indicators, so we put them in order for you:
A student who has just completed the Footwear & Accessories degree course at the University of Northampton has been shortlisted for two awards for her work using fish leather, reports Leatherbiz.
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Higg Co have released a new version of the Higg Index, a leading tool to assess the environmental impact of materials in the apparel, footwear, and textile industry.