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Leatherbiz reports that industry body the Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA) has calculated that 5.5 million hides generated by the US livestock industry in 2019 failed to reach the leather value chain. Some may still be in warehouses, LHCA said, but “a large percentage” are likely to have gone to waste.
A few facts and figures from the Leather & Hide Council of America about the environmental impact of leather relative to synthetics:
Did you know leather production was often a family secret in early societies? The methods were closely protected and passed down to the eldest son, who would continue working the craft. This way, leather producers kept their competitive edge for generations and being a leather maker gained a prestige that has carried on to this day. Report from One4Leather.
Our exclusive, fortnightly Leather Pipeline market intelligence report appears as part of the February 25 issue of Leatherbiz Weekly,reports Leatherbiz.
Tereza Cristina, Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture, said the U.S. has reopened its market for Brazilian beef, leading to a rise in shares of the major Brazilian meat processors, reports ILM.