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APLF says farewell to Dubai

Martin Ricker

The second, and most likely final, edition of the APLF Dubai show quietly ended on March 15 with the organisers announcing its return to its home base of Hong Kong in 2024. Martin Ricker reports on his experience at the show. Read More...

Recognising leather scientists

Mike Redwood

Mike Redwood calls for the leather industry to once again celebrate its scientists, particularly those young leather scientists who are working on the research of the future. Read More...

Talking Point: Ensuring a uniform methodology for LCAs

ILM asked a small cross section of leather industry figures the following: “If measuring the lifecycle of leathermaking via a life cycle assessment (LCA) is important for understanding its environmental impact, how can the industry ensure that a uniform methodology and a standard protocol are created so that each stakeholder is providing the same data?” Read More...

Never had it so good!

Martin Ricker

In ILM's first issue of 2023, Content Director Martin Ricker celebrates the impending 10th anniversary of ILM and reviews the raw material market. Read More...

Innovation has us confused

Mike Redwood

Mike Redwood considers the ability of the leather industry to innovate today against that of competitor materials. Read More...

Concerning outcomes at COP27

Mike Redwood

In his first print article of 2023, Mike Redwood reflected on the leather industry's involvement at the last two COP summits and the potential for the industry to form a united front and get involved in these discussions. Read More...

Analogue leather and digital Fears

Mike Redwood

Mike Redwood highlights the importance of the analogue nature of the leather industry and the benefits when we are surrounded by a digital-first world. Read More...