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Luxury leathergoods brands and automotive companies are well represented in the 2020 edition of the Global 500, a report that claims to measure the world’s most valuable and strongest brands, reports Leatherbiz.
The exclusive market intelligence series from Leatherbiz, the Leather Pipeline, continues in the October 1 issue of the Leatherbiz Weekly electronic newsletter.
The war against pollution waged by China’s government made headlines in the West in 2017, when thousands of factories were suspended or closed due to environmental violations, sending a domino effect through their buyers’ supply chains. In 2019, the crackdown is far from over: if anything, it continues picking up steam.
As tariff and trade uncertainty gives the supply chain a vicious shake, apparel and textile manufacturers find themselves seeking their own take on the serenity prayer: namely, the ability to manage what’s in their control, reports Sourcing Journal.
Samantha McDonald of Footwear News writes that more than 200 shoe companies have banded together to send a letter to President Donald Trump, urging the removal of proposed levies on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports.