16 June, 2018 - 19 June, 2018
Riva del Garda (Tn), Italy
19 June, 2018 - 22 June, 2018
Itasca (IL), U.S.
21 June, 2018 -
11 July, 2018 - 13 July, 2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
16 July, 2018 - 19 July, 2018
São Paulo, Brazil
The Leather Naturally! initiative will be officially launching its new revamped website and other digital tools during a cocktail at the occasion of the upcoming edition of APLF.
The cocktail will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 4pm to 5pm at the Leather Naturally Lounge of the Hong Kong Convention Centre.
The current steering committee of Leather Naturally includes Mike Redwood, LN Spokesperson; Reg Hankey, CEO, Pittards; Jon Clark, CEO, PrimeAsia; Michael Duck, APLF Ltd.; Perrine Ardouin, Director, APLF Ltd;
Egbert Dikkers, Leader Innovation & Sustainability, Smit & zoon; Debbie Burton, Director of Marketing, Pittards; Sarah Swenson, Environmental Manager, PrimeAsia; and Fernando Bellese, Marketing and Sustainability Manager, JBS.
The Leather Naturally! initiative is aimed to counteract the intense competition from synthetic materials manufactured from non-biodegradable petrochemical derivatives that are designed to imitate leather. It aims to highlight the natural beauty of leather and, more importantly, to educate the buying public, designers and youth about leather and the leather industry.
Current members from the leather supply chain include Stahl, Lanxess, Heller Leder, Gaitonde, Buckman, SilvaTeam, Forestal Mimosa and Tanac.