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The global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus has hit almost every market fast and hard. The United States Hide, Skin & Leather Association has reported an alarming impact on both the hide and leather industry, as well as agriculture. Before the crisis, the supply chain was already dealing with a lull in demand and declining prices, but the credit value for animal by-products, particularly hides, has now dropped to an all-time low. Report by One 4 Leather
Microplastic pollution in Europe is far more extensive than we previously thought. Sustainable Apparel Coalition/Higg MSI and other 'sustainability' tools continue to ignore the latest science.
Leather making is one of the oldest examples of the circular economy, as it transforms raw hides into a material that is durable and stylish like no other, writes Silvateam SpA.
For the past 25 years, maybe a bit longer, China has been the go to place for many European raw materials suppliers. Some stayed loyal to Italian tanners, while some hedged their bets and kept a foot in both camps. But whatever way to go, Chinese tanners with their volume purchases dictated the price, on all but the higher quality material that many of the Italian tanners are renowned for, writes The Sauer Report.
In parallel with the partnership it has announced with the Leather and Hide Council of America, conservation group WWF (the World Wildlife Fund) has also entered into a new partnership with two leather industry bodies in Italy, reports Leatherbiz.