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Is it Real Leather……or not? - Leather and leather alternatives – a guide to labelling
Different materials have different benefits, but labels can often be confusing. This straightforward guide, created by Leather Naturally, sets out some common labelling descriptions and explains how to interpret them in easy-to-understand terms.
Ethos in Family Business - 200 YEARS OF... Caring
"Because of their long-term vision, family businesses are often very caring. They want to have an impact, the feeling of leaving something positive behind, a legacy. "
By-Products - Unused hides, leather and the rendering industry
People eat meat and, as a result, we have many by-products on our hands. We can use these by-products for various applications, such as tanning hides/skins for leather and rendering (recycling) other products not fit for human consumption. Yet, the utilisation of these animal by-products is decreasing, as more and more people buy into synthetic alternatives. However, the irony is, meat consumption is increasing. What does that mean? It leaves us with immense amounts of (organic) leftovers and if we look at our global consumption levels, simply disposing of them is not a sustainable option; however, this is the unfortunate truth.
What to do with the leather waste and waste produced during the various stages of tanning?
Here are some lines of research and initiatives launched on this front. Written by Aurora Magni on Sustainability-Lab
APLF Exhibitors in 2019
Covid-19 became very real to me as early as March 2020, when both my sister and her husband fell victim to it. Knowing their health struggles in the hospital but unable to physically reach out to them due to strict quarantine protocols made me very anxious and overly aware of the need to keep safe by staying home and limiting my exposure to the virus.
Congratulations again to the finalists, and see you at the virtual final judging ceremony!
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practised at persuading them to buy new product every season, or even every two weeks, on the basis that it is either out of date or needs to be renewed for the demands of Instagram. This “fast fashion” is starting to be rejected as a carrier of an ever-increasing number of societal and planetary woes.
Design-A-Bag (DAB) is the only global online bag design event of its kind for freelance designers and design students, which is now opening for entries from 1 Feb to 3 May 2021 (HKT 23:59). The competition is organised by Fashion Access and Arsutoria School who also sponsors the event.
Director of APLF and Executive Vice President of Informa Markets (Asia), Michael Duck, will be taking on new, expanded responsibilities for the company as Executive Vice President- Commercial Development, a global position. This will mean that after 27 years Michael will be handing over his role as APLF Director to his Hong Kong colleague David Bondi.
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