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Leather’s misrepresentation has been named as the number one concern of the UK leather industry, according to a survey by UK Leather.
Conference organisers BLC and APLF have announced the programme for the half-day Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Hong Kong Conference, taking place from 12pm to 5.15pm on March 15 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
US-based footwear group Wolverine World Wide has estimated the costs of testing at its former tannery at the centre of a water pollution debate to be in the region of US $30 million to US $35 million in fiscal 2017, which it will seek to recoup from insurers and other parties, reports Leatherbiz.
The Tanners Association of Kenya has said smuggling of hides and skins to China is costing governments in the East African Community (EAC) around US $30 million in lost tax each year, according to local media reports.
Consolidated revenue for the French luxury house totalled €5,549 million in 2017, up +9% at constant exchange rates, with sustained growth in the fourth quarter (+5% at constant exchange rates), driven by all the geographical areas.