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Leather manufacturers and the makers of alternative materials must do their best to deliver their products as sustainably as possible and promote each one truthfully and accurately. This was the message that the secretary general of COTANCE, Gustavo González-Quijano, delivered at an online conference called the Safety Footwear Revolution Week at the end of November.
What do you know about chemicals, asks Stahl? Are they essential in our everyday life? Is there something like ‘good’ or ‘bad’ chemicals? In our series ‘Stahl Explains’, our chemists and researchers will give clear answers to most frequently asked questions. This week, Amanda Beckers explains why bio-based and biodegradable are something different:
Ruonan Zheng of the Jing Daily writes: “There is no luxury without China, there is no sustainability without China,” said François Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering, at the K Generation Talk & Award Ceremony in Shanghai recently. He was emphasizing how important China is strategically for luxury’s future both in terms of sales and sustainability.
Regina Henkelof Fashion United writes that in its judgment of 10th September 2019, the German district court in Hanover decided that it is not misleading to consumers when handbag manufacturers label vegan products with the terms ‘vegan leather’ or ‘apple leather’. Does that make sense?
The United Nations has presented its ‘Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action’ to the public at its 2018 Climate Change Conference at Katowice in Poland.
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