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Luxury - Prada tightens wholesale network to protect prices
Italian luxury group Prada has indicated that it will reduce the number of wholesale partners it has in Italy and Europe in order to ensure more uniform prices for its products.
Livestock - Frank Mitloehner explains livestock emissions to US Senate committee
Animal science and air quality expert Professor Frank Mitloehner, from the University of California, Davis, contributed to a hearing before a US Senate committee on May 21. The hearing was on the subject of the contribution to climate change of livestock farming.
Craftsmanship - Hermès puts its faith in the skills of its craftspeople
Luxury group Hermès has officially opened a new leathergoods workshop in the town of Fitlieu, in France’s Isère department. It is the group’s seventeenth such facility in its home country.
Tariffs - Nike, Adidas Call Tariffs ‘Catastrophic’ in Open Letter to Trump
Nike Inc., Adidas AG and other footwear giants urged President Donald Trump to reconsider his tariffs on shoes made in China, saying the policy would be “catastrophic for our consumers, our companies and the American economy as a whole.”
We are now regularly hearing about hides being thrown away. We heard it first about skins in New Zealand, and then about hides in Latin America, followed by sheepskins in the UK. Now it is coming from the USA of all places. The latest I have read is from an article about Ethiopia, where the tanners were blaming the problem on the ban on part processed leather exports. Underlying it, without doubt is a reduced demand for lower grades.