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Leatherbiz reports that declines in the volume and value of US hide exports have continued into August, the most recent months for which the US Hides, Skins & Leather Association (USHSLA) has made figures available.
The leather industry in Kenya is set to benefit from the construction of a Tannery and Leather Factory at Ewaso Ngiro area in Narok South writes Kevin Bogita of the Kenya News Agency.
Michael Costello, Director of Sustainability at chemical specialist Stahl, will host the first of three high-calibre presentations in the upcoming free ILM webinar ‘The circular economy in the leather industry’, to be broadcast on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2pm (UK), 3pm CET..
WWD’s Rosemary Feitelberg writes that Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, has lined up a power group for the 17 October opening of the Louis Vuitton Rochambeau Ranch in Johnson County, Tex. — none other than President Trump, as well as first daughter Ivanka Trump and Texas state officials.
Fashion United’s Robyn Turk writes that luxury fashion companies should celebrate the growing consumer interest in pre-owned items rather than seeing it as a threat. While fashion houses like Chanel have spoken out against popular resale retailers like The RealReal and What Goes Around Comes Around, new research conducted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in partnership with reseller Vestaire Collective confirms that the second-hand market is actually way to boost luxury sales through helping new consumer demographics to garner an interest in luxury.