The webinar, “Ethical Sourcing, animal welfare and leathermaking”, moderated by ILM Editor Isabella Griffiths, features three high-profile speakers who will be sharing their expertise and latest sourcing and traceability initiatives.

Stephen Sothmann, President of the Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA), will outline Ethical Sourcing Strategies in the U.S. Leather Supply Chain while Fernando Bellese, Chief Sustainability Officer at U.S. headquartered tanner PrimeAsia, will provide an overview of the company’s Responsibly Raised Programme. Completing the speaker line-up, Mike Gass, Lead Developer, Advanced Materials at global footwear and apparel brand Timberland, will outline the company’s recently launched sourcing initiative which sees the company build a new supply chain, sourcing leather from regenerative agricultural farms and placing circularity at the heart of its brand DNA.

Who should watch this webinar?
This webinar is aimed at the whole leather supply chain from meat processors and traders to leather manufacturers and leather using brands, retailers and OEMs.

Webinar speaker programme:
• First presentation: Stephen Sothmann, President, Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA), “Ethical Sourcing Strategies in the U.S. Leather Supply Chain”
• Second presentation: Fernando Bellese, Chief Sustainability Officer, PrimeAsia, “Responsibly Raised Initiative”
• Third presentation: Mike Gass, Lead Developer, Advanced Materials, Timberland, “Regenerative Sourcing”

The presentations will be followed by a brief Q&A session.

Webinar overview
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Time: 2pm (UK), 3pm CET.
Duration: ca. 45 minutes.
Cost: Free to attend (participation subject to approval).

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