24 March 2023

Francis Tsang, co-founder of the ChromeFree Leather Alliance, writes that we, The Third Pole Of The Earth Leather a Community-based poverty reduction project, source and tan raw Yak hide directly from the nomads, thus reducing transport costs and ensuring that Tibetan herders maintain their animals. Both for the local communities, as well as the environment.



Sustaining yak herding, and making it more commercially attractive, ensures continuation of an important ecosystem. As Zeology tanning helps Tibetan farmers stay on the land, it helps maintain a traditional, carbon-absorbing way of life, as well as providing the Chinese market with responsibly produced leather, sourced locally.


All in all, this initiative makes a difference on multiple levels, helping us create a more socially and environmentally sustainable leather value chain together.

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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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