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Vegan Alternatives - WWD asks two questions about vegan alternatives (consulting FILK)
“Even if we talk more and more about bio-based materials, it must be said that these are not intrinsically new, nor ecological”. Finally. WWD, the international newspaper interested in the fashion business, asks two questions about vegan alternatives that are encountering so much luck these days. Article by Italy’s La Conceria.
ILM podcast - Livestock, leather and why the industry needs to find its voice
The latest episode of the ILM “View from the top” podcast series features three narrated articles written by Dr Mike Redwood. It is now available free-to-download and listen to here, as well as via Apple Podcast, Spotify and Deezer.
Circularity - LVMH sets new circular-economy targets
On May 10, luxury group LVMH published a first-ever consolidated report of its social and environmental commitments and initiatives, reports Leatherbiz
Leatherbiz Market Intelligence - Signs already of the price struggle to come
The latest edition of Leatherbiz Market Intelligence went onto the website on May 11. This time, the report focuses on what lies ahead in the autumn. It makes it clear that when it comes time for the next round of discussions about what materials will go into new collections of furniture and other finished products, leather faces a tougher time than in 2020.
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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practised at persuading them to buy new product every season, or even every two weeks, on the basis that it is either out of date or needs to be renewed for the demands of Instagram.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.
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 yet pressures surround many raw material areas.
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.
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