Environment – LHCA presents new findings on leather’s environmental impact

17 April 2024 Environment – LHCA presents new findings on leather’s environmental impact Kevin Latner, Leather and Hide Council of America (L&HCA) Vice President – Sustainability, presented the preliminary findings of the U.S. cowhide production Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) at the recent Economist Impact Sustainability Week summit in London. The event, now in its ninth… Continue reading Environment – LHCA presents new findings on leather’s environmental impact

Design – Milan is the capital of design in April

17 April 2024 Design – Milan is the capital of design in April Milan hosts the most important international event for the design industry. The 62nd edition of the Salone del Mobile takes place at Fieramilano from Tuesday 16 April until 6.30 pm on Sunday 21 April. By La Conceria. The public will only be… Continue reading Design – Milan is the capital of design in April

United States of America – FDRA at80

17 April 2024 United States of America – FDRA at 80 Today, April 15, 2024, is the 80th birthday for our very own Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA)., writes President Matt Priest on LinkedIn. The American footwear industry is one of the most innovative, collaborative, and creative industries in the world. It deserves… Continue reading United States of America – FDRA at80

Environmental footprint of Cattle Hides

16 April 2024 Environmental footprint of Cattle Hides CarLet’s talk about the environmental impact of U.S. cowhide production and what it means for the leather industry. Report by Leather UK. Preliminary data shared by the Leather & Hide Council of America challenges previous estimates, revealing that leather’s environmental footprint is significantly lower than previously reported… Continue reading Environmental footprint of Cattle Hides

China – Hides and Fuel from Yaks in Tibet

16 April 2024 China – Hides and Fuel from Yaks in Tibet By Francis Tsang, Co-Founder of the ChromeFree Leather Alliance (CFLA) on LinkedIn. Yak dung and hides in The Tibetan community create the circular mission. The yak dung is the primary fuel used by Tibetan nomads and those who live in villages. The locals… Continue reading China – Hides and Fuel from Yaks in Tibet

France – Glove-making may soon be on the curriculum in Millau high school

16 April 2024 France – Glove-making may soon be on the curriculum in Millau high school Olivier Fabre (right) during the meeting at the Groupe Scolaire Jeanne d’Arc. High-school students in Millau in southern France will soon be able to study glove-making as part of their education. By Leatherbiz. Millau has a rich heritage in… Continue reading France – Glove-making may soon be on the curriculum in Millau high school

Raw Materials – Wet blue revival continues in the US as prices drop

15 April 2024 Raw Materials – Wet blue revival continues in the US as prices drop Official figures from the Leather and Hide Council of America show total hide export volumes for the first two months of this of just over 4.3 million pieces. This represents a decline of 8.7% compared to the same months… Continue reading Raw Materials – Wet blue revival continues in the US as prices drop

SLTC 126th International Conference & Dinner

15 April 2024 SLTC 126th International Conference & Dinner Please be aware that the following event is taking place in the UK later this month. There are still places available at both the conference and dinner dance, or the conference can be accessed remotely on the day. For more information please contact: Monika Kapuscik [email protected].… Continue reading SLTC 126th International Conference & Dinner

Leather Naturally – Craftsmanship and Community

15 April 2024 Leather Naturally – Craftsmanship and Community Meet the Maker Dominika, the visionary behind PLUSKA, where family entrepreneurship meets eco-conscious design. Each bag, made from upcycled leather, embodies timeless style and sustainability. “At PLUSKA, we are not just another brand; we are a community that nurtures everyone’s skills. Our bags are lovingly made… Continue reading Leather Naturally – Craftsmanship and Community

Scottish Leather Group on BioTan

12 April 2024 Scottish Leather Group on BioTan Step into the future of sustainable leather with BioTan a hybrid technology that enhances the bio-content in chrome-free leather manufacturing. It delivers the lowest carbon leather while upholding quality and performance standards. By gradually substituting conventional elements with bio-sourced materials, BioTAN® strikes a harmonious equilibrium between environmental… Continue reading Scottish Leather Group on BioTan