In an exclusive ILM interview, Tapestry CEO Joanne Crevoiserat and her team talk about the company’s US$3 million collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to tackle deforestation around the Amazon biome in Brazil and Paraguay.

Authenticae Researcher Abigail Clare and ILM Consultant Technical Editor Karl Flowers break down the deforestation and leather issue as it stands, supported by comments from WWF U.S. Director Mauricio Bauer and Solidaridad Policy Advisor Gert van der Bijl.

Also, in this issue of ILM magazine, Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth spoke with British leatherworker and Leathersellers’ Award winner Yusuf Osman about breaking into the leather industry and what it means to educate people about the benefits of leather.

Fossil versus biobased carbon materials

ILM also publishes the ground-breaking results following research and analysis carried out by Gustavo Defeo and his team at Italy based Ars Tinctoria. They are comparing the fossil and biobased carbon content of finished products such as footwear using a new carbon-14 dating technique developed with the National Optics Institute in Florence. They compared the biobased carbon content of leather with some of its trendy so-called vegan alternative materials.

As always, ILM May/June 2022 features the regular content, such as raw materials trends and insights from theSauerReport Editor Ian Banks, industry and product news highlights, a Talking Point feature where we ask whether tanners can trust brands to do the right thing and much more.

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 has been designed to work seamlessly across desktop, smartphone and tablet devices 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.

The ILM app can be downloaded for free for Apple and Android devices by subscribers 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.

Visit on your smartphone or tablet today and see the difference. Say goodbye to old fashioned and clunky page turning e-zines.

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