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

Properties of Leather – Why Leather is the Sustainable Choice e We Need to Talk About

12 April 2024 Properties of Leather – Why Leather is the Sustainable Choice e We Need to Talk About Simon Neifer, Head of Sales at Application Leather, writes on LinkedIn that in a world increasingly concerned with sustainability, it’s essential to highlight materials that meet these values. Leather, often misunderstood, stands out as a remarkable… Continue reading Properties of Leather – Why Leather is the Sustainable Choice e We Need to Talk About

Italy – Natuzzi restructures as the interiors market cools

12 April 2024 Italy – Natuzzi restructures as the interiors market cools Fourth quarter 2023 invoiced sales, which were announced on April 5, for Italy based interior retail brand Natuzzi amounted to €84.1 million, reflecting a decrease of 27.8% compared to a strong Q4 2022. Report by ILM. Q4 2022 results benefitted from a €16.9… Continue reading Italy – Natuzzi restructures as the interiors market cools

Environment – Leather’s environmental impact much lower than previously thought

11 April 2024 Environment – Leather’s environmental impact much lower than previously thought According to a preliminary Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of U.S. cowhide production, leather’s environmental impact is significantly lower than previously stated by the Higg Index. The independent study was conducted by Greg Thoma, Director of Agricultural Modeling and Lifecycle Assessment for the… Continue reading Environment – Leather’s environmental impact much lower than previously thought

TFL publishes 2023 sustainability report

11 April 2024 TFL publishes 2023 sustainability report The 2023 sustainability report from leather chemicals group TFL provides a detailed account of its performance throughout the year, showcasing achievements across various operational fronts. By Leatherbiz. TFL highlights significant strides in employee demographics, production efficiency, environmental sustainability, and safety compliance. Noteworthy successes include achieving diversity and… Continue reading TFL publishes 2023 sustainability report

Leatherbiz Market Intelligence – Shoes are the source of stability

11 April 2024 Leatherbiz Market Intelligence – Shoes are the source of stability Our newest Leatherbiz Market Intelligence newsletter went live on April 9, this time offering some perspective on what leather demand will look like in different market segments over the coming months. By Leatherbiz. The report hails the footwear sector as the one… Continue reading Leatherbiz Market Intelligence – Shoes are the source of stability

Marketing – Intuition is outdated: Coach has planned success with big data

10 April 2024 Marketing – Intuition is outdated: Coach has planned success with big data Italy’s La Conceria writes that it was 2021 when at the top levels of Coach, a brand controlled by Tapestry, market research revealed positive and negative news. The positive: there was room to establish itself in the interests of young… Continue reading Marketing – Intuition is outdated: Coach has planned success with big data

Tibet – Responsible Yak leather

10 April 2024 Tibet – Responsible Yak leather Francis Tsang, Co-Founder of the Chrome Free Leather Alliance (CFLA) writes on LinkedIn that the Seidel Tanning Corp. is taking part in an exciting, high-altitude journey in the Tibet Autonomous Region in China. Together with The Third Pole of The Earth Leather Industrial Co., Ltd., we are… Continue reading Tibet – Responsible Yak leather

Portugal – APIC to host Fall Winter 2025-26 Trends by PT Leather InDesign Project

10 April 2024 Portugal – APIC to host Fall Winter 2025-26 Trends by PT Leather InDesign Project On April 10, APIC – The Portuguese Leather Industry Association – will host a trends presentation session of the collection the Fall/Winter 2025-26 season. By ILM. The event will take place at CTIC – The Portuguese Leather Industry… Continue reading Portugal – APIC to host Fall Winter 2025-26 Trends by PT Leather InDesign Project

Footwear – Brazil: due to China and the crisis, footwear exports fell in pairs and in value

9 April 2024 Footwear – Brazil: due to China and the crisis, footwear exports fell in pairs and in value In the first two months of 2024, Brazilian footwear exports suffered a drop of 31.3% in volume and 22.8% in value. The general decline in demand, which is registered throughout the world, as well as… Continue reading Footwear – Brazil: due to China and the crisis, footwear exports fell in pairs and in value