JBS reports quarterly loss

Brazil
Published:  17 August, 2018

Brazil headquartered meatpacker and tanning giant, JBS SA posted a net loss in the second quarter as a trucker’s strike that took place last May and a sharp rise in currency-related charges affected its results.

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Yue Yuen revenue up and profits down

Hong Kong
Published:  17 August, 2018

Hong Kong footwear manufacturer Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd has reported revenue for the six months ending June 30 grew 7.2% to $4.8 billion. However, profit declined 41.9% to $150.1 million from $258.5 million compared with the same period last year.

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ILM 2018 Tanner Business Confidence Survey results unveiled

Worldwide
Published:  16 August, 2018

The market leading September-October 2018 edition of ILM has now been published in print and on its digital app for apple and android devices. The latest edition reveals the results of its annual tanner survey reflecting the mood of the tanning industry in 2018. 

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Thierry Poncet, CTC Group

Kering, Deckers and CTC join Paris Smart Talk seminar

France
Published:  14 August, 2018

John Graebin, Senior Materials Director, Deckers Brands, Chiara Morelli, Group Operations Sustainability Manager, Kering and Thierry Poncet, Sustainable Development Manager, CTC Group will be the three keynote speakers and panellists during the “Sustainability and transparency in the leather supply chain” seminar co-organised by ILM and Premiere Vision Leather (PVL) set for September 20. 

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Speaker line-up for Tannery 2030 conference now complete

United Kingdom
Published:  10 August, 2018

ILM is pleased to announce that the final speaker line-up for the upcoming Tannery 2030 conference taking place in Shanghai on August 28 is now complete.

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LIA Lab to offer Leather Orientation Courses

United States
Published:  13 August, 2018

The Leather Research Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati will be hosting further Leather Orientation Courses once again in 2019.

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Michael Costello

Stahl Explores the Generation Z at the Leather & Sustainability in Retail conference

United Kingdom
Published:  13 August, 2018

Michael Costello, Director of Sustainability at chemical supplier Stahl, will present key insights about what sustainability in the leather and footwear sector means to the Generation Z during the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018, taking place on the afternoon of November 15 in central London.

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Adidas net profit up +20% in Q2

Worldwide
Published:  13 August, 2018

The international sportwear Group has reported a +20% increase in net profit in the second quarter of 2018, to €418 million, beating analysts’ expectations of €387 million.

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ACLE to host Designer Workshops

China
Published:  10 August, 2018

The 20th anniversary edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) will showcase a wide range of leathers for all applications, from upholstery and automotive to leather goods and footwear, as well as the latest innovations from leading chemical suppliers. 

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Strong Q1 results for Michael Kors

Worldwide
Published:  10 August, 2018

Brand revenues for the U.S. headquartered fashion Group grew +8% in the first fiscal quarter of 2019 ending June 30, 2018, with performance above expectations and particularly driven by the Jimmy Choo footwear range.

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Minerva Foods to launch IPO by Chilean unit

Brazil
Published:  10 August, 2018

After the capital increase, Minerva’s Chilean unit is to have operations in other South American countries such as Argentina and Colombia.

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Northampton Leather Hub appoints new Project Manager

United Kingdom
Published:  10 August, 2018

The new Project Manager will be responsible for implementing the new leather centre located in Northampton, UK, in collaboration with several other leather industry organisations.

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Larry Shutzberg

New appointment at Buckman’s Board of Directors

United States
Published:  09 August, 2018

The U.S. headquartered chemical manufacturer has appointed an expert from the digital sector to its Board of Directors.

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Ethiopian Highland Leather heading for Paris fair debut

Ethiopia/Japan
Published:  09 August, 2018

Stakeholders involved in a project focussed on developing an ‘Ethiopian Highland Leather’ brand will be displaying their finished leather products at the upcoming Première Classe Paris exhibition, taking place September 7-10. The Ethiopia based leather and leather products manufacturers have been receiving ongoing practical support from Japan based industry experts.

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Tod’s first half results in line with expectations

Worldwide
Published:  08 August, 2018

Diego Della Valle, Chairman and CEO, Tod’s, said the results for the first half of the year ending June 30, validate the Group’s new strategy.

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Leather Naturally networking event at ACLE

China
Published:  06 August, 2018

The Leather Naturally initiative will be organising a networking event on August 30, during the upcoming edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE).

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Geox’s sales fail to pick up in first half

Worldwide
Published:  03 August, 2018

The classic and casual Italian footwear brand posted consolidated sales in the first half of 2018 of €414.1 million, down -8.2% compared with the previous year (-7.2% at constant rates).

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Prada’s leather goods return to revenue growth

Worldwide
Published:  03 August, 2018

The Italian luxury fashion label has announced a positive performance across all markets and product categories in the first half of 2018.

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Thomas Tempé

Digitalisation to transform the leather value chain

China
Published:  02 August, 2018

France based integrated cutting room solutions provider, Lectra, will provide a glimpse into Industry 4.0 and how digitalisation will impact the tanning industry at the upcoming “Tannery 2030” conference in Shanghai.

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Lineapelle to inaugurate Innovation Square

Italy
Published:  02 August, 2018

Bringing together science, fashion, design and automotive, the 95th edition of the international leather trade show will inaugurate its new ‘inspiration hub’ during the upcoming edition taking place September 25-27 at Fieramilano Rho, Milan.

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Micaela Le Divelec Lemmi

Ferragamo appoints former Gucci executive as CEO

Worldwide
Published:  02 August, 2018

Despite a revenue increase in the handbags and leather accessories category, the luxury Italian brand recorded a -6.2% decline in revenue at current exchange rates in the first half of 2018.

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Call for tanners to participate in UN survey

Worldwide
Published:  01 August, 2018

Led by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the ‘Traceability for Sustainable Value Chains - Textile and Leather Sector’ survey targets all enterprises and experts engaging in the various stages of the value chain, and/or working on sustainability performance in the textile and leather sector.

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Milan to host new design forum

Italy
Published:  01 August, 2018

Organised by Italian luxury brand committee, Altagamma, in partnership with Fiera Milano and the Italian Trade Commission (ICE), ‘Next Design Perspectives’ will take place on October 30 in Milan.

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Four new tanneries join CSCB programme

Brazil
Published:  31 July, 2018

Four new Brazilian tanneries have joined the Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB) programme developed by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB).

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USHSLA and APLF to host joint cocktail evening

China
Published:  31 July, 2018

The U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHLA) and the Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) are hosting a joint cocktail evening during the upcoming edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) to be held in Shanghai.

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Registration open for the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018

United Kingdom
Published:  30 July, 2018

The online registration is now open for the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018, taking place on the afternoon of November 15 in central London.

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Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports up +11%

Cambodia
Published:  30 July, 2018

Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports increased +11% in the first six months of 2018 to US$4 billion.

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Puma’s sales increase by double-digits in Q2

Worldwide
Published:  30 July, 2018

The international sportswear brand has reported a +15% sales increase currency-adjusted in the second quarter to €1,049 million (+8% reported), with double-digit growth in all regions and product segments.

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New EU online platform for innovation training in footwear

Europe
Published:  27 July, 2018

On July 11, the European Footwear Confederation (CEC) and its partners in the Erasmus + project Knowledge4Footwear (K4F) officially presented a new online platform for project-based training in research and innovation in footwear manufacturing in Bucharest, Romania.

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ISA TanTec to share vision of sustainability practices at Tannery 2030 Conference

China
Published:  26 July, 2018

Thomas Schneider, Executive Chairman, ISA TanTec, will outline his vision on the future trends of environmental sustainability practices in the global tanning industry at the upcoming Tannery 2030 conference, taking place in Shanghai on August 28.

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Sales in NAFTA and LATAM drive FCA’s in Q2

Worldwide
Published:  26 July, 2018

Worldwide combined shipments of the automotive manufacturing Group totalled 1,301,000 units in the second quarter of 2018, up +6% primarily due to higher sales in the NAFTA and LATAM regions, despite a decrease in China.

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Faurecia rises full year guidance on first half performance

Worldwide
Published:  25 July, 2018

The French automotive seating and car parts manufacturer has reported a +10.9% sales growth in the first half of 2018, year-on-year, 910bps above worldwide automotive production growth (+1.8% according to IHS Automotive July 2018).

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Leather Naturally announces five new members

Worldwide
Published:  24 July, 2018

Another four leading tanneries, as well as a University joined Leather Naturally in June as the leather industry promotional campaign gathers momentum.

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Sylvain Bussiere

Wolverine to focus on a sustainable end product at the “Tannery 2030” Shanghai event

China
Published:  23 July, 2018

Sylvain Bussiere, Managing Director, Wolverine Leathers, a division of Wolverine Worldwide Inc will be among the speakers at the upcoming “Tannery 2030 conference in Shanghai on August 28.

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VF Corp posts strong first-quarter results

Worldwide
Published:  23 July, 2018

The U.S. based branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories Company has posted strong first quarter 2018 results, driven by continued broad based acceleration across core brands and platforms.

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Recruitment: Environmental Auditor – Leather Working Group Ltd

Worldwide
Published:  20 July, 2018

The Leather Working Group (LWG) are currently recruiting experienced Auditors who will be responsible for the environmental auditing of leather manufacturers. 

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Recruitment: Regional Technical Manager – Leather BU, China, LANXESS

China
Published:  20 July, 2018

Global leather chemical supplier, LANXESS is looking to recruit a Regional Technical Manager for the Leather Business Unit at its Changzhou facility in mainland China. 

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Over 100 participants to attend Cotance conference

Belgium
Published:  19 July, 2018

Co-organised by the European Confederation of the Leather Industry (Cotance) and industriAll-Europe Trade Union, the final conference “Due Diligence for healthy workplaces in Tanneries” takes place on October 9 in Brussels.

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Leather stakeholders at global sustainable beef conference

Ireland
Published:  19 July, 2018

Taking place in Kilkenny, Ireland, on October 9-12, the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef will include three discussion panels related to leather sustainability.

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UK footwear retailer acquires men’s high-end brand

United Kingdom
Published:  19 July, 2018

Family-run UK based shoe retailer chain, Pavers, has acquired English hand-made welted footwear brand, Herring Shoes.

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Dr Dietrich Tegtmeyer

Tannery 4.0 – an opportunity for the leather industry

China
Published:  17 July, 2018

Dr Dietrich Tegtmeyer of global leather chemical maker Lanxess will outline future leather sector trends and what impact these changes may have on the global tanning industry by 2030. Speaking at the “Tannery 2030” conference in Shanghai on August 28, he will also highlight new technologies developed by the company where tanners’ will be able to produce their own retanning chemicals on-site from waste shavings.

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Kolkata’s leather technology college celebrates 100th anniversary

India
Published:  17 July, 2018

First established in 1919, the Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology (GCELT) is celebrating its centenary year with the launch of three new study programmes.

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Date confirmed for 2018 Leather and Sustainability in Retail conference

United Kingdom
Published:  16 July, 2018

Join BLC, ILM and leather industry professionals at this year’s Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018 on November 15 in Central London, UK.

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14 tanneries showcase at Inspiramais

Brazil
Published:  13 July, 2018

Held July 17-18 at the Pro Magno Events Center in São Paulo, Brazil, 14 Brazilian tanneries will display their leather developments aimed at the fashion sector.

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Take part in the ILM 2018 Tanner Business Confidence survey

Worldwide
Published:  12 July, 2018

International Leather Maker (ILM), the multi-platform digital media business for the tanning industry, is the first organisation of its kind to market survey the global tanning sector on a regular basis. ILM is calling on all tanners from any country to complete a short 2018 business confidence survey to gather opinions on the current concerns and positive feelings among tanners.

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Vietnam Shoes & Leather exhibition underway

Vietnam
Published:  12 July, 2018

The 20th edition of the international trade show takes place June 11-13 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Recruitment: Project manager – Zünd - Swiss cutting systems

Switzerland
Published:  11 July, 2018

To strengthen our Marketing & Sales team, we are currently looking for a

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Burberry leather handbags are paving way for growth

Worldwide
Published:  11 July, 2018

In a first quarter trading update, the British fashion label says it has achieved a solid performance in retail in a period of transition, with comparable sales up +3%.

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John Graebin

Deckers Brands joins Premiere Vision Leather seminar

France
Published:  11 July, 2018

John Graebin, Senior Director of Materials at Deckers Brands, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, will be among the speakers at the upcoming seminar "Sustainability and Transparency in the Leather Supply Chain”, which will take place in the SMART Square area in hall 3 of Premiere Vision Leather on September 20.

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Leather sector contributing to Rwanda’s increase in GDP

Rwanda
Published:  11 July, 2018

The leather, textile and clothing sectors are among the Government’s key sectors for development.

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