“Leather industry must unite”

Worldwide
Published:  15 August, 2019

In an exclusive interview in the September-October 2019 print and digital app edition of International Leather Maker (ILM), fashion designer Tina Fricke, former creative director of Hugo Boss and founder of specialist leather label Studio Ayasse, shares why she believes the leather industry needs a joint-up approach to improving its image, the effects of the fashion industry’s increasingly negative attitudes towards leather and how her labels aims to be a leading light in sustainably produced leather.

The new issue, available now, also features a detailed country report into the leather industry in Uzbekistan, revealing the country’s ambitions to become a global player, particularly in footwear, and explores the consumer diet trends that will impact on the meat industry and hide and skin supplies. We also catch up with Jörg Rausch, Managing Director of German leather repair and care specialist Lederzentrum about the changes his sector is undergoing, and bring you the highlights from the 4th World Leather Congress, which took place in New York in July. The edition also gives a taster of the results of the exclusive ILM Tanner Business Confidence Survey 2019, providing a detailed overview into the current trading climate and the challenges tanners from across the globe are facing (the full results are available as a pdf download on the ILM website).

Other editorial highlights include:
• Review of the LWG’s first training workshop at the headquarters of Tapestry in New York
• The latest autumn / winter 2020 trends from Lineapelle
• An in-depth summary of the 35th IULTCS International Congress in Dresden
• Waterless processing
• Upgrading poor leathers

In addition to these premium editorial features, the 116-page, market leading September - October 2019 edition also includes regular items such as news, the Redwood Column, raw materials prices and trends, industry viewpoints and more.

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