27 April 2021 Interview with Mary Chan, Design a Bag 2020 Winner Longevity as an important factor in leather sustainability Younger generations today are the most marketing literate ever and have seen through paternalistic marketing that has grown practised at persuading them to buy new product every season, or even every two weeks, on… Continue reading Interview with Mary Chan, Design a Bag 2020 Winner
03 February 2021 The tannery and ESG The discussion that is raging in investment circles around ESG investments seems far away from everyday life to the tanner struggling with the issues of avoiding loose or cracking grain and trying to make a margin in an exceptional business climate. Sales are less predictable than ever and… Continue reading The tannery and ESG
16 September 2020 What the World is Going to Look Like The world appears to have moved from house arrest to purgatory, with little prospect of ever escaping completely from COVID-19. Hopefully before long we will have a vaccine, but increasingly this looks like only a partial solution, allied with a danger of worrying repercussions… Continue reading What the World is Going to Look Like
07 November 2019 Livestock is not bad for the planet Climate change science is difficult. I have heard it said that perhaps only a dozen people in the world really understand it all. Professor Harry Collins explained it well in his excellent little book are we are all scientific experts now? in a neat little… Continue reading Livestock is not bad for the planet
20 May 2019 Dare we risk losing hides? We are now regularly hearing about hides being thrown away. We heard it first about skins in New Zealand, and then about hides in Latin America, followed by sheepskins in the UK. Now it is coming from the USA of all places. The latest I have read… Continue reading Dare we risk losing hides?
03 April 2019 Leadership, commitment and education the way forward to sustainability The first edition of the Sustainable Fashion Conference, which was held on March 14, 2019, was well attended. The event is part of APLF’s aim to establish itself as the main Sustainable Sourcing Platform of the Asia Pacific Region. Panelists with backgrounds ranging… Continue reading Leadership, commitment and education the way forward to sustainability
25 March 2019 Emerging Risks to the Leather Sector Discussed at 15th Hong Kong Sustainability Conference Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain In today’s landscape, the leather sector is open to new and evolving risks, which are increasingly scrutinising the sustainability of global leather production. Brands, retailers, manufacturers and tanneries are under pressure from consumers… Continue reading Emerging Risks to the Leather Sector Discussed at 15th Hong Kong Sustainability Conference
14 March 2019 Parallel Programmes and Seminars of Great Importance Day two was clearly a little quieter than the opening day but the quality of meetings was probably improved as a consequence. The final figures will show if this reflects footfall or the success of the parallel programme of events which fill all three days… Continue reading Parallel Programmes and Seminars of Great Importance