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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.
Tanning group PrimeAsia has confirmed that it restarted operations at its tannery in China on February 10, following an extended period of inaction at the end of the Lunar New Year holiday because of coronavirus, reports Leatherbiz.
Our exclusive Leather Pipeline market intelligence report returns in the latest edition of Leatherbiz Weekly. The report throws up some interesting questions.