Relevant news & expert insight
Latest products and companies to do business with
Tip & tricks for fashion & material business
Hans van Haarst, CEO of Dutch chemical company Smit & Zoon, joins ILM Editor Isabella Griffiths on the latest episode of the podcast series “View from the top”, which is available to download and listen to for free here as well as via Apple Podcast, Spotify and Deezer.
In this Italian piece by LaConceria (click to read and use an electronic translator if you do not read Italian), we discover the Argentinean Nicole Neuman. A vegan soubrette who doesn't mind speaking out loud what she thinks about the radicalism of her counterparts rejecting all animal products and in particular leather.
I am proud to be part of the leather industry, an industry that has been making huge progress to manufacture a sustainable material, bringing comfort, luxury and joy to consumers, writes Egbert Dikkers, Global Director Sustainability at Smit & Zoon.
The consumer, says the Italian National Union of the Tanning Industry (UNIC), must know if what he buys is natural, then he will be the one to choose. The alternative solutions? “Don't call it eco-leather. Because eco is not”. Traditional producers, on the other hand, promise to be an example of a circular economy. Article by Marco Morello published in the January 2021 edition of Vogue Italia. Translation from Italian by Richard Smith of APLF.
Emirates has incorporated a premium economy cabin into its newest aircraft, reports Leatherbiz