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The article published in the Guardian blaming leather for fuelling Amazon fires has attracted criticism for its inaccuracies. In the interests of transparency Leather Naturally reproduces below the response from founder member Dr Michael Redwood in which he expresses his concern that a misinformed public will be driven to choosing materials derived from fossil fuels.
Katie Abel of Footwear News writes that Siro Badon became the new president of Assocalzaturifici, the Italian shoe association this summer. The executive, who heads up the company De Robert in Italy and is also chairman of the Brenta Riviera footwear manufacturers’ association, assumed the post from Annarita Pilotti. (His term extends for four years.
Samantha McDonald of Footwear News reminds us that it’s been 20 years since the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) launched with a goal to gauge the social, environmental and corporate standards of the largest 2,500 companies listed in its Global Total Stock Market Index — and it also marks 20 years since Adidas first joined those lists.
Fashion United’s Simone Preuss writes that Waste2Wear ,the Dutch company that makes fabrics out of recycled plastic bottles, has presented the world’s first collection of recycled ocean plastic fabrics that is fully traceable using blockchain technology at the international textile fair Première Vision, taking place from 17th to 19th September in Paris. By implementing blockchain technology, Waste2Wear wants to bring more transparency to the supply chain of recycled textiles.
Finding a way to regain leather’s market share from plastic alternatives was high on the agenda at the All China Leather Exhibition in Shanghai, but no clear solution was found, according to the author of our exclusive Leather Pipeline report published by Leatherbiz.