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Deforestation is one of the most high-profile challenges for the leather industry. The sustainability challenges of cattle farming are widely reported and customers are demanding to know what action companies are taking to address the risks in your supply chain.
France’s national leather industry body, the Conseil National du Cuir, has published a far-reaching statistical analysis of the global leather industry in 2018. It explained that the time it took to obtain data from all the countries it wanted to include meant it was only now able to publish figures for 2018, reports Leatherbiz.
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 Leather Council (CNC) has announced the second edition of its Sustainable Leather Forum, to take place on September 14 in Paris, at the headquarters of the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of France (CESE), reports ILM.
Hidenet’s Vera Dordick reports that in the US prices took a tumble after many weeks of steady levels. Heavy Texas Steers (66-68lb) nosedived from the previous level of US $28 / US $29 to US $24.50 in light volumes as packers were unable to hold levels.