Martin Ricker, Content Director, theSauerReport, will outline how this complex yet traditional commodity business operates and why understanding raw materials market for leather is key to knowing how leathers are graded and their bearing on finished leather prices. During the short presentation, some of the industry terminology will be explained, its structure by animal species as well as why pricing for a commodity, where every piece is different to each other, can often seem baffling to a leather buyer.

To conclude, Ricker will outline some of the general market trends, recent prices and some of the factors affecting current market conditions, and why now is an excellent time to source this valued by-product of the meat industry.

Following his presentation, Martin Ricker will be joined by Stephen Sothmann, President of the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association and Deborah Taylor, Manager, Leather Working Group who will also present over the 50-minute webinar. For the full webinar programme click here.

Who should watch this webinar?

The “Understanding the raw materials market for leather” webinar is aimed at anyone connected with the global leather supply chain from brands and retailers, tanners, traders, consultants, associations, academia and industry suppliers. The aim is to give an overview of the raw materials market (hides and skins) and provide more information about recent industry trends and prices, key supply markets such as the U.S., animal welfare, traceability and trackability of materials as well as uncovering some of mysteries of how the market operates and some of the commonly used terminology.

The webinar is sponsored by Hong Kong headquartered Global Leather Intelligence (GLI) and USHSLA. The webinar will be broadcast on March 6 at 3pm CET (2pm UK).   

To register and listen to the webinar is free. Click on this link to register to attend the webinar.  Attendee numbers are limited and subject to approval.