In the issue, take a look behind the scenes of the creation of ILM and its launch at the ACLE in 2013, including a timeline of the trending industry news items from the past decade.

Featured in the very first issue of ILM, Ecco Group CEO Panos Mytaros returns for an exclusive ILM interview to discuss how the industry has progressed (or not) over the past decade and what Ecco is working on over the next 10 years.

Six industry experts from the leather supply chain also provide their opinions on how they see the leather industry evolving over the next decade in Talking Point.

Returning for 2023, this edition also includes the results of the ILM Tanner Business Confidence Survey, where we gauge the opinions of tanners from across the sector on the current state of the industry and many of its hot button issues.

Elsewhere, Dr Dietrich Tegtmeyer, Global Head of Business Development and Industry Relations at TFL Group, writes about leather’s environmental benefits as a carbon store, especially when compared with synthetic materials.

As usual, ILM September/October 2023 includes your favourite regular features such as a look back over the past decade with columnist Mike Redwood, insightful content from Consultant Technical Editor Karl Flowers and an analysis of the state of the raw materials industry.

Fully optimised multi-platform offering

International Leather Maker (ILM) remains at the forefront of new technology and is the most advanced multi-platform business media brand covering the global leather supply chain. That’s why most of our news appears online and via social media.

Our website, updated in 2023, has been designed to work seamlessly across desktop, smartphone and tablet with user-friendly access to premium industry content and commentary. It is also now the most updated global media resource on the web for leather, covering the tanning industry with over 25 new stories added each week, supported by a twice weekly e-newsletter and a weekly news bulletin podcast.

The ILM app can be downloaded for free for Apple and Android devices to access content online and offline. This investment in multi-platform media underpins ILM’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of creative and innovative content delivery to ensure that it remains as the leading leather industry news, technical and business information service. To find out more or subscribe to ILM click here, or email Kate Tornelli at