Burberry strengthens e-commerce presence with new partnership

Worldwide
Published:  16 February, 2018

The British fashion house has announced a new global partnership with Farfetch, the leading global technology platform for the fashion industry, to further strengthen its e-commerce presence.

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Technical-scientific programme offered at Lineapelle

Italy
Published:  16 February, 2018

The Italian Leather Research Institute, the national research body of the trade chambers of the cities of Naples, Pisa and Vicenza, will be participating at the upcoming edition of Lineapelle, taking place February 20-22 at Fieramilano Rho in Milan.

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ICHSLTA and USHSLA co-host cocktail in Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Published:  07 February, 2018

The International Council of Hides Skins and Leather Trade Associations (ICHSLTA) and the U.S. Hides Skins and Leather Association (USHSLA) will once again jointly host a cocktail evening in Hong Kong, on March 13.

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Discharge of treated effluents from Jajmau ETP

UNIDO discusses challenges of Kanpur leather clusters in ILM webinar

Worldwide
Published:  15 February, 2018

Ivan Kral, Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO, will provide an overview of various technologies demonstrated and implemented at the Kanpur leather clusters and the challenges faced by the local leather industry, during the ‘Total transparency when dealing with tannery waste’ webinar taking place on March 7.

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Programme confirmed for Hong Kong Leather Sustainability Conference

Hong Kong
Published:  14 February, 2018

Conference organisers BLC and APLF have announced the programme for the half-day Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Hong Kong Conference, taking place from 12pm to 5.15pm on March 15 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Michael Kors fiscal quarter exceeds guidance

Worldwide
Published:  12 February, 2018

Results for both the Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo brands have exceeded guidance, with better than expected performance in the fiscal 2018 third quarter ending December 30, 2017.

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China’s Shandong Ruyi Group acquires Bally

Worldwide
Published:  12 February, 2018

Shandong Ruyi Group has acquired a controlling stake in Switzerland-based luxury shoe and accessories company, Bally International.

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Louboutin could lose red sole trademark

Worldwide
Published:  12 February, 2018

French luxury footwear designer, Christian Louboutin, could lose its legal battle to protect his iconic red sole as a trademark.

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Demand continues for Hermès leather goods and saddlery

Worldwide
Published:  09 February, 2018

Consolidated revenue for the French luxury house totalled €5,549 million in 2017, up +9% at constant exchange rates, with sustained growth in the fourth quarter (+5% at constant exchange rates), driven by all the geographical areas.

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Lanvin explores sales of majority stake

France
Published:  08 February, 2018

Iconic luxury French label, Lanvin, is said to be in talks with potential investors for the sale of a majority stake.

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Tapestry results exceed expectations

Worldwide
Published:  07 February, 2018

The owner of modern luxury lifestyle brands Coach, Kate Spade New York and Stuart Weitzman, has reported second quarter results for the period ending December 30, 2017 that exceeds the Group’s expectations.

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Master of the Leathersellers

UK leather representatives gather for industry dinner

United Kingdom
Published:  06 February, 2018

On February 1, representatives from the UK leather industry met at the Leathersellers Hall in London, for an industry networking dinner hosted by the UK Leather Federation (UKLF) and The Leathersellers’ Livery Company. It was a chance for a wide diversity of leather professionals to meet and discuss the latest challenges facing tanneries and leather manufacturers.

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Stahl to discuss circular economy at APLF conference

Hong Kong
Published:  06 February, 2018

Michael Costello, Director of Sustainability, Stahl, will present ‘The Circular Economy: Opportunities for the Chemical Industry and Leather Supply Chain’ at the Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Conference 2018, taking place during APLF Leather, Hong Kong on March 15.

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Sri Lanka’s President inaugurates Footwear and Leather Fair

Sri Lanka
Published:  05 February, 2018

Annually organised by the Sri Lanka Footwear and Leather Products Manufacturers Association, the 2018 edition of the fair held February 2-4 at BMICH Colombo, Sri Lanka, welcomed the Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, as well as the Ministers of Industry and Commerce and International Trade.

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Good performance for Deckers Brands in Q3 2018

Worldwide
Published:  02 February, 2018

Net sales for the U.S. headquartered designer, marketer and distributor of footwear, apparel and accessories, increased +6.6% to US$810.5 million in the third quarter of 2018, compared with US$760.3 million in the same period the previous year. 

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Lower sales for Salvatore Ferragamo in 2017

Worldwide
Published:  02 February, 2018

Preliminary consolidated revenue results show that the luxury Italian fashion Group recorded €1,393 million for the full year ended December 31, 2017; down -3.1% at current exchange rates and -1.4% at constant, compared with the previous year.

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Leather sector strategic to Nigeria’s economy

Nigeria
Published:  02 February, 2018

Speaking at a forum held in northern Sokoto State in January, Ogbonnaya Onu, Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology said the country's leather sector holds the key to its industrial growth.

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CEC organises student footwear contest

Europe
Published:  02 February, 2018

The European Confederation for the Footwear Industry (CEC) is inviting European schools and educational centres committed to the footwear sector to join the ‘Shake the future of the footwear sector’ contest.

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U.S. new car sales expected to remain flat in 2018

United States
Published:  01 February, 2018

New car sales in the U.S. started the year performing well, but automotive market analysts expect overall sales to remain rather flat year-over-year in 2018.

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Lineapelle hosts preview in New York

United States
Published:  31 January, 2018

International leather trade show, Lineapelle, is once again showcasing a trends preview in New York, U.S., at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan on January 31 - February 1.

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Adidas expects revenue growth in 2018

Worldwide
Published:  31 January, 2018

Kasper Rorsted, CEO, Adidas, is confident the sportwear manufacturer will record strong revenue growth in 2018, despite falling sales in the basketball and football segments and the general slowdown forecast in Europe due to Brexit.

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Ministry of Commerce supports Pakistan Mega Leather Trade Show

Pakistan
Published:  30 January, 2018

The three-day leather trade event, which ended yesterday, was inaugurated by Pervaiz Malik, Pakistan’s Minister for Commerce.

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Rise in U.S. pigskin exports in 2017

United States
Published:  30 January, 2018

U.S. exports of pigskins have substantially increased both in volume and value in 2017 over the previous year.

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Volkswagen Group inaugurates mobility solutions centre in China

China
Published:  29 January, 2018

The automotive Group has officially opened ‘Future Center Asia’ in Beijing, China, with the aim of adopting a whole new approach to envisioning people’s mobility needs of the future and creating visionary solutions.

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Richemont intends to fully control Yoox Net-A-Porter Group

Italy
Published:  29 January, 2018

Switzerland headquartered, Richemont Holdings, has announced it will launch a voluntary public tender offer to acquire all the issued and to be issued ordinary shares of Italian online fashion retailer, Yoox Net-A-Porter Group (YNAP).

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Kering could end partnership with Stella McCartney label

Worldwide
Published:  29 January, 2018

The French luxury conglomerate has confirmed rumours that it is considering to end the 50/50 joint venture established in 2001 with British fashion label Stella McCartney.

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PSA establishes new headquarters in the U.S.

United States
Published:  29 January, 2018

Operational by February 2018, the French automotive group has chosen Atlanta, Fulton County, U.S., to establish its new North American headquarters.

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Stella International reports increased shipments

Hong Kong
Published:  29 January, 2018

The Hong Kong based developer, manufacturer, and distributor of footwear and leather goods, says shipment volumes rose in the fourth quarter of 2017, led by casual and fashion products.

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Dior Tokyo capsule collection

Fashion and Leather Goods most profitable segment for LVMH

Worldwide
Published:  26 January, 2018

Leading luxury French conglomerate, LVMH, has recorded revenue of €42.6 billion in 2017, representing a 13% increase over the previous year, with all business groups posting double-digit organic growth, except for the Wines and Spirits division.

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New Assistant Chief Operating Officer for PrimeAsia

China
Published:  26 January, 2018

The international tanning Group for the footwear upper and leather goods segments has named Sergio da Costa as its new Assistant Chief Operating Officer for PrimeAsia China.

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Tod’s Group annual sales down in 2017

Worldwide
Published:  26 January, 2018

Consolidated sales for the Italian leather footwear and accessories Group totalled €963.3 million in full 2017, down -4.1% from the previous year.

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Dirick von Behr, Strategical Leather Specialist - Smit & zoon

Total transparency when dealing with tannery waste

Worldwide
Published:  25 January, 2018

On March 7, ILM will be hosting the next in a series of its free-to-attend leather industry webinars, where registered delegates can listen and watch from the comfort of their own offices short presentations about the latest clean technologies and chemistries to reduce the environmental load, energy and waste in leather making. 

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Ten reasons to read ILM January-February 2018 edition

Worldwide
Published:  25 January, 2018

ILM is pleased to announce that it has published its largest ever January-February edition, which is now available on the ILM App for Apple and android devices and in print. The market leading 116-page edition features the latest hot topics and market trends affecting the global leather supply chain. Here are ten reasons to read the latest issue;

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Good abstract response for 20th UITIC Congress

Portugal
Published:  25 January, 2018

A total of nineteen countries have presented their ideas for the in-room sessions for the upcoming UITIC (the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians) Congress, taking place in Porto, May 16-18.

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Toyota to invest €300 million in France

France
Published:  25 January, 2018

The Japan based carmaker is to invest €300 million in its manufacturing site in northern France to accommodate its Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform.

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Holger Max-Lang

New Managing Director Central/Eastern Europe for Lectra

Worldwide
Published:  24 January, 2018

France headquartered technological solutions provider for the leather and textile sectors, Lectra, has appointed a new Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe region, Russia.

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Leading fashion brands release 2020 circularity targets

Worldwide
Published:  23 January, 2018

64 leading global retail fashion brands have released their individual company targets for circularity, which include sustainability, implementing enviromentally-friendly design, increasing recyclable garment sales and using materials that are more circular into their products by 2020. 

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Clayton Leather sets up charity prize draw at APLF Leather

United Kingdom
Published:  22 January, 2018

UK tanner, Clayton Leather Group, will be holding a charity prize draw at the upcoming edition of APLF Leather, taking place March 14-16 in Hong Kong.

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JBS agrees to sell all its feedlot operations in the U.S.

United States
Published:  22 January, 2018

JBS USA announced on January 17 that it entered into an agreement to sell its Five Rivers Cattle Feeding’s feedlot operations in the U.S. 

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Natuzzi sets up joint venture to expand in China

Worldwide
Published:  22 January, 2018

The Italy headquartered premium leather furniture manufacturer has entered into a preliminary agreement with a Chinese distributor to form a joint venture to expand Natuzzi’s retail network in Greater China.

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'Premium News' added to ILM website homepage

Worldwide
Published:  17 January, 2018

From January 15, ILM has updated the look of its website homepage to make it look cleaner and easier for users to navigate and find the latest information. The main change regards the news section, which is now broken into two categories.

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Casual branded footwear Boardriders to acquire Billabong

United States
Published:  19 January, 2018

Boardriders, a global action sports and lifestyle company that owns and operates the Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes brands, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of the shares of Billabong International, hence, creating the world's leading action sports company.

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Deadline approaches for Freiberg Leather Days paper submission

Germany
Published:  19 January, 2018

The 7th edition of the Freiberg Leather Days annual conference takes place in Freiberg, Germany, on June 13-14, 2018.

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Burberry maintains 2018 guidance despite declining revenue

Worldwide
Published:  18 January, 2018

The British luxury fashion Group’s retail sales for the third quarter ended December 31, 2017 declined -2% on a reported basis (+1% underlying).

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TFL releases Autumn/Winter 2019-20 trends catalogue

Worldwide
Published:  18 January, 2018

Specialty chemicals supplier TFL has released its new Colour Trends Catalogue for the Autumn/Winter 2019-20 season, comprising colour trends for the leather garment, footwear, accessories and upholstery industries.

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LIA Laboratory announces 2018 leather training courses

United States
Published:  18 January, 2018

The Leather Research Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati, U.S., is offering a series of leather related training and educational courses throughout 2018.

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Akihiko Tanaka

Lectra appoints new Managing Director for Japan

Japan
Published:  17 January, 2018

Based in Osaka, the role of Lectra’s new Managing Director for Japan is to support the Company’s fashion and clothing as well as automotive customers in the region as they undergo transformations related to Industry 4.0.

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Richemont’s revenue up +7% in Q3

Worldwide
Published:  17 January, 2018

Switzerland headquartered luxury goods holding company, Richemont, posted a 7% sales increase at constant exchange rates, year-on-year, for the quarter ending December 31, 2017.

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Ten tanneries showcase at Inspiramais

Brazil
Published:  16 January, 2018

The Brazilian event for fashion, design inspiration, leather and sustainability is welcoming ten tanneries at its 2018 edition, taking place January 16-17 at the Pro Magno Events Center in São Paulo, Brazil.

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First Brazilian tannery awarded CSCB certificate

Brazil
Published:  16 January, 2018

Located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazilian tanner Fuga Couros is the first to receive the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB).

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