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The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a free trade area with twenty member states stretching from Libya to Swaziland.
Figures for US raw material exports from the US Hide Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) confirm the pattern that has prevailed all year. Exports of wet-salted hides between January and September are up in volume and value, while global exports of wet blue are down.
Ngakan Timur Antara, Head of the local Agency for Industrial Research and Development, said it is important for the country’s footwear industry to improve several attributes in order to claim a bigger share of the global footwear market.
A new report from real estate company Savills has shown that Paris is the city with the highest number of luxury store openings so far in 2017, reports Leatherbiz.
While the success of major cashmere garment companies attracts media and investor attention, the vast majority of cashmere firms manufacture intermediate cashmere products.