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Leather

Lineapelle and London College of Fashion launch contest in collaboration

Jan 15, 2021 / Italy
Approximately 50 students are taking part in the competition aiming to promote leather as a sustainable material to future generations of stylists and fashion designers

Zimbabwe: leather industry calls for Government support

Jan 5, 2021 / Zimbabwe
The National Leather Working Group has asked the local Government to intervene on the duty structure for components used in the industry which are usually imported. High fees on chemicals, equipment and other manufacturing inputs are too high, they claim

Hermès returns to growth

Oct 27, 2020 / France
Sales in the third quarter (+7% at constant exchange rates and +4% at current exchange rates) are driven by strong activity in the group's stores (+12% at constant exchange rates), the momentum in Asia and a significant improvement in all other geographical areas

Bangladesh’s leather industry with declining quarter

Oct 20, 2020 / Bangladesh
In the first 3 months of the current year, Bangladesh’s leather industry registered a total of 225.15 million US dollars’ worth of exporting revenue, which represented a decline of 11.49% over the performance in similar period in the previous fiscal year

Get to know Tentoes: Made in Nature

Oct 20, 2020 / Portugal
Born in the heart of the Felgueiras-based footwear group Carité, which owns the J.Reinaldo brand, Tentoes: Made in Nature was presented at the last edition of the trade fair Micam

Leather Industry calls for the suspension of the Higg Index Score for Leather

Oct 15, 2020 / World
The global leather industry has formally asked the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) to suspend the score the non-profit organisation applies to leather in its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI)

Chanel buys majority stakes in shoemaker Ballin and tannery Gaiera

Oct 9, 2020 / France
Chanel continues to reinforce its network of suppliers as it acquires majority stakes in Italian luxury shoemaker Ballin and tannery Conceria Gaiera Giovanni

APLF fairs rescheduled to July 2021

Sep 30, 2020 / Hong Kong
The Organisers of APLF, announced that the 2021 edition of APLF-Leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access will be rescheduled from the 30th of March to the 1st of April 2021 to the 5th to the 7th of July 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Pakistan's footwear starts financial year with declining exports

Sep 28, 2020 / Pakistan
Exports of footwear by Bangladeshi companies declined by 20.68% in volume and by 16.05% in value in the first two months of the current fiscal year. Value of exports of tanned leather also decreased in the period, while leather manufactures exports increased

Increase in the minimum wage for Bangladesh’s leather and footwear

Sep 23, 2020 / Bangladesh
According to The Financial Express, the government has fixed the minimum monthly wage for workers of the leather goods and footwear sector at 7 100 Bangladeshi taka

South Africa committed to reviving leather and footwear

Sep 17, 2020 / South Africa
The government of the African country has named leather and footwear as one of the sectors to focus on during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cotance: Andreas Kindermann re-elected as President

Sep 17, 2020 / European Union
The General Assembly held on the 7th of September re-elected Mr Andreas Kindermann as President of Cotance and will continue to lead Europe’s Leather industry

Leather Naturally and IULTCS announce close collaboration

Sep 4, 2020 / Netherlands
Global leather organizations, The International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) and Leather Naturally, announce that they will intensify their collaboration in the field of leather education

Bangladesh’s leather exports down by 22%

Jul 10, 2020 / Bangladesh
Total exports of the leather industry in Bangladesh in fiscal year 2019-20 declined by more than 20%, with drops across all categories. Exception made by exports of other footwear (non-leather)

Leather industry in Pakistan asks for double shifts

Jul 7, 2020 / Pakistan
The Pakistan Leather Garments Manu­facturers & Exporters Asso­ciation (PLGMEA) has urg­ed the government to exem­­pt export-oriented units in Punjab from lockdown restrictions on Saturdays besides allowing them to work in double shifts
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