Alongside these articles, Consultant Technical Editor Karl Flowers dives into some of the unique issues and topics around automotive leather today and, in Talking Point, experts ponder how important leather is for OEM’s and consumers.

Elsewhere, we take a look at the leather industry in Turkey in this edition’s market report, including an interview with Burak Uyguner, CEO of Turkish bovine tanner Uyguner Deri and the new President of the International Council of Tanners.

ILM Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth also takes a look behind the scenes at global footwear brand Veja.

Alongside these features and much more, you’ll also find your regular favourites including the latest insights from columnist Mike Redwood, an analysis of the current state of the raw materials market including the impact of split prices and some of the key news from recent weeks.

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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.

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