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Timberland’s parent group VF Corporation has closed a €500 million green bond offering, which it says is the first such fundraising in the clothing and footwear industry, reports Leatherbiz.
Many people view livestock production as providing one simple output: meat. But when you add up the many products that source ingredients from cattle alone including tallow for beauty products, cartilage for osteoarthritis medications, and gelatin for foods as a few examples, it paints a much different picture of a cow’s contribution to our society.
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.
Anya Hindmarch has made a bold statement about the impact of plastic pollution, filling her stores with more than 90,000 plastic bottles.
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.