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UNPAC, the Italian leather chemicals manufacturers’ association, has published a statement calling on its member companies to work together to maintain the supply and the quality of the products they supply to tanners around the world, reports Leatherbiz.
The Italian Tanners Association (UNIC) said the country’s tanneries rapidly put in place all the measures necessary to protect the health and safety of their employees, which also ensure the continuity of production as well as technical assistance for customers, reports ILM
In recent years, leather has been making a comeback. Not just in fashion, but in many applications as a luxurious choice with natural benefits. Leather remains a popular car interior option, but it’s also a material under intense scrutiny. Critical consumers and negative campaigning from animal rights activists are the flip sides of the renewed love for leather. Though not always justified, there is one good reason for this critical view: transparency.
The French-based luxury group acquired a minority stake in the Santa Croce sull'Arno (Florence) tannery Masoni Industria Conciaria SpA stock package. The deal was made through the LVMH division Métiers d' Art
Paul Pearson, who has acted as Secretary to the International Council of Tanners (ICT) since January 1998, has announced his retirement.