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Cooperation is the way forward for leather

Mike Redwood

Once again, Mike Redwood calls for cooperation in the leather industry, looking to the recent example set by the Leather and Hide Council of America and the China Leather Industry Association. Read More...

The challenge of innovation

Roberto Vago

Roberto Vago, Director of the Italian association of manufacturers of technologies for footwear, leather goods and tannery machinery (Assomac), tells us what to expect from Milan in 2023. Read More...

Pittards – A piece of my heart

Mike Redwood

Mike Redwood looks at the recent closure of UK and Ethiopia based tanner and leather goods maker Pittards and provides his own personal perspective on recent events which have taken place at the company. Read More...

A new day in Milan in 2023

Tom Hogarth

ILM Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth discusses the future of machinery as the leather industry looks forward to the Milan trade shows. Read More...

Tanners should avoid the commodity trap

Mike Redwood

In his latest ILM Comment, Mike Redwood urges tanners to stick with what makes leather a value added and premium material and avoid falling into the commodity trap along with plastics and synthetics. Read More...

Shanghai was full of surprises

Martin Ricker

ILM Editor Martin Ricker looks at some of the fundamental issues facing the world’s second largest economy and how the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), could signal the start of a recovery for tanners. Read More...