24 May 2022

In the latest ILM podcast episode, Tom Hogarth and Martin Ricker are joined by Manuel Rios, President of Cotance and owner of Spanish sheepskin tannery Inpelsa.


Manuel Rios


This episode features discussions about the trials and tribulations of tanning in Europe, Cotance’s plans for the future and much more.

Don’t miss out on Rios’ unique perspectives on how Europe fared during the pandemic, efforts to counter deforestation-linked import legislation, leathers’ zero-allocation and other topics.

Where to find the podcast

Link to podcast: https://ilmpodcast.libsyn.com/cotance-president-manuel-rios-addresses-industry-challenges


To listen to or download the latest episode of View from the Top, head to the episode page. You can also find our podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play.

Each episode of ILM’s podcast series is designed to appeal to all parts of the leather supply chain, including tanners, traders, suppliers, academia and research organisations, OEMs, brands, and retailers. All podcasts from ILM’s “View from the top” series are free to listen to or download to be enjoyed offline.

About APLF

We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.


We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.


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