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Sustainable Talks with N & N - Interview with Francis Tsang, the founder of ChromeFree Leather Alliance in Hong Kong.
This is the eleventh episode of Sustainable Talks with N & N and is an interview with Francis Tsang whose aim is to create awareness in Asia on sustainable leather by cooperating with tanneries to use a more ecological tanning method.
France - Hiriar, leather in all its forms
Based in Graulhet, France, since 1936, the Hiriar company bears witness to nearly 85 years of experience in the hide and skins trade, writes Emma Roesslinger of Leather Fashion Design. More specifically, its services revolve around three types of activities: the sale of finished leather; the marketing of unfinished hides and that of chemicals and plants used for tanning (extracts of quebracho, mimosa, chestnut, and so on.
Europe - update social and environmental report on leather
European Union leather industry representative body COTANCE and trade union organisation industriAll Europe held an online conference on December 1. The purpose of the event was to bring to a conclusion a project to update a leather industry social and environmental report (SER) that they first produced in 2012.
Leather Pipeline - It’s still from plastic that the main competition will come
Our penultimate Leather Pipeline market intelligence report for 2020 appears in the December 1 edition of Leatherbiz Weekly and is available in the Market Info section of the website.
APLF Exhibitors in 2019
Cuirs du Futur is a tannery and manufacturer of stretch leather, based in Graulhet, France, the historic capital of the leather industry. In 1992, a partnership with Du Pont De Nemours enabled the first application of Lycra® fabric in the leather industry. The Lycra® lining composed with elastane fibres, allows for the leather to which it is bonded to become elastic and retain its original form after being stretched.
With its main office in the western city of Maracaibo and representative offices in the state of Yaracuy and the capital of Lara state, Barquisimeto, Commercial Jairo Leather Industries has founded some 36 years ago. The company is currently managed by Mr Jairo Noya as CEO who has extensive experience in the international leather sector and moreover in international hide exports.
In view of the current situation which prevents buyers from attending physical exhibitions, APLF will continue to support the tanning industry by organising a series of online events for the Chinese, Indian and African/Middle East markets.
We, the Organisers of APLF, announced today that the 2021 edition of APLF-Leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access will be rescheduled from 30 March - 1 April 2021 to 5 - 7 July 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
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 if politicians shortcut the testing process to get it something out early. Even the countries that dealt with the pandemic most effectively and thought they could get quickly back to work have been stalled by the interconnected world where troubles elsewhere impact on their ability to function effectively.
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