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One of the U.K.’s most iconic footwear retailers looks like it may soon be under new management, writes Glenn Taylor of Sourcing Journal.
Side leather producers and leather footwear manufacturers around the world have had a torrid 12 months, but an increase in optimism and social activity later this year could bring an upturn in the sector’s fortunes, writes www.leatherbiz.com.
Italy’s main national footwear industry body, Assocalzaturifici, has said its member companies experienced an average fall in sales of 33% in the first three quarters of 2020.
Leather is a by-product of the food industry which would otherwise be subject to waste disposal techniques that have a great impact on the environment. The tanning industry retrieves it, ennobles it and transforms it into a precious, versatile material with multiple uses: fashion, automotive, furniture and design. Article by Town and Country Magazine.
In the fight to recycle used clothing and accessories, footwear has long been an obstacle in the process. Of the 20 billion shoes that are produced each year, a whopping 95% end up in a landfill. But now, a recently developed recycling process looks set to revolutionize the footwear recycling world. This system is to separate the upper material from the rubber and transform it all into tiny granules, which means that your old smelly sneakers could become part of a new one. Report by Indumentaria Online (in Spanish)
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