4 November 2021 China – Italian Design Masterclass held in Shanghai Italian Design Masterclass (IDM) is a training program aimed at young Chinese designers and professionals during which it will be told how leather, a byproduct of the food industry, becomes a product of extraordinary excellence for the fashion, furniture and automotive industry. The Masterclass,… Continue reading China – Italian Design Masterclass held in Shanghai
3 November 2021 Carbon – First anniversary for Renewable Carbon Initiative The Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) is celebrating its first anniversary after a successful first year, reports ILM. The organisation aims to support and speed up the transition from fossil carbon to renewable carbon for all organic chemicals and materials. The RCI started… Continue reading Carbon – First anniversary for Renewable Carbon Initiative
3 November 2021 Africa – Events: World Leather Congress concluded in Ethiopia The fifth World Leather Congress went ahead in Addis Ababa on November 1, but with many speakers and delegates taking part remotely, reports Leatherbiz. Sky Shot of Addis Ababa In the first of three main sessions, speakers, including Luca Boltri from… Continue reading Africa – Events: World Leather Congress concluded in Ethiopia
2 November 2021 The Shipping Crisis – Are we over-ordering? Amador Pérez Morales, Procurement Manager at Lecta, writes on Linkedin that since November 2020, the sea freight market has challenged more and more imports from Asia. Today, the price of the sea freight from China to EU is 7 times more expensive than… Continue reading The Shipping Crisis – Are we over-ordering?
2 November 2021 Europe – Cotance calls for use of the term leather to be regulated Following the approval of the Italian “leather” decree, COTANCE (Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community) has called upon the European Commission to take similar action on a European level. The pan-European leather organization… Continue reading Europe – Cotance calls for use of the term leather to be regulated
29 October 2021 Design-A-Bag – Italian wins APLF bag design competition The winner of APLF’s handbag design competition for students and freelance designers, Design-A-Bag, has been announced, reports Leatherbiz. Arcobaleno by Valeria Zingaretti Valeria Zingaretti from Italy was singled out as the winner for her Arcobaleno design (pictured), which she said was inspired… Continue reading Design-A-Bag – Italian wins APLF bag design competition