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An opening ceremony hosted by Chairman of ECCO Leather Dieter Kasprzak and attended by a number of VIP guests marked the opening of an advanced high-tech leather cutting plant next to the company’s tannery in Xiamen, China. The new plant is destined to be a centre for leather cutting excellence of the ECCO Leather Group.
Oil remains Nigeria's biggest source of income, but after recovering from its first recession in 25 years, Africa's most populous country is looking to diversify its economy, CNN report.
Dr Mike Redwood writes that there is no doubt that a new impetus has been needed in the leather industry that must be built around the two fundamentals of marketing and innovation. What is more, neither can be quiet, incremental and merely involve more of the same as in the past.
The exclusive market intelligence series from Leatherbiz, the Leather Pipeline, continues in the October 1 issue of the Leatherbiz Weekly electronic newsletter.
Lately, and all too frequently, it has become commonplace for mainstream as well as social media reports to lay into the leather industry, elements of its supply chain and processes, or the wider meat sector as a whole.