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Cactus leather. Apple leather. Coffee shoe foam. It seems like every other week, there is a new story praising the latest material that might be a revolutionary new alternative to some existing material, such as plastic or leather, write Dr. Ashley Holding and Paula Lorenz on The Circular Laboratory
European Union leather industry representative body COTANCE and trade union organisation industriAll Europe held an online conference on December 1. The purpose of the event was to bring to a conclusion a project to update a leather industry social and environmental report (SER) that they first produced in 2012.
Our penultimate Leather Pipeline market intelligence report for 2020 appears in the December 1 edition of Leatherbiz Weekly and is available in the Market Info section of the website.
Plastic-based alternatives to leather start smelling bad, then change look and then finish in microplastics which end up in the sea and enter the food chain.
It seems like every other week, there is a new story praising the latest material that might be a revolutionary new alternative to some existing material, such as plastic or leather.