The latest issue, which is available now via the ILM App, includes an exclusive interview with Thomas Heinen, Managing Director of leading German tanner Heinen Leather, who shares how the specialist footwear leather supplier is navigating the pandemic and why a focus on sustainability has been part of the company DNA for decades.

The issue also features an in-depth report into the German leather sector, with projections on how the country’s tanners, and hide and skin traders are expecting 2021 to fare. There is also an overview of the footwear sector, which has been among the worst affected by the economic fall-out from Covid-19, looking at which product categories have lost market share due to changes in consumer behaviour and which ones have seen an uplift.

Meanwhile, ILM Consultant Technical Editor Karl Flowers examines the implications of the ‘Great reset’ post-pandemic on the leather industry.

Other editorial highlights include:

· How Dutch leather upholstery retailer Lederland aims to communicate leather to consumers.

· The influence between the cattle breed on the properties of crusts.

· An analysis of pollutants and other harmful substances.

· Why innovation and performance are key drivers in American lifestyle leathers.

· China Market report, documenting the recovery of the country’s leather sector.

· Wet-green’s collaboration with accessory design students at the University of Pforzheim, Germany.

In addition to these premium editorial features, the January-February 2021 edition also includes regular items such as news review, talking point, the Redwood column, raw materials prices and trends, and much more.

While other publishers struggle to bring out their 2020 dated publications, ILM remains ahead in bringing the tanning industry the most up-to-date and market relevant information for 2021.

Fully optimised multi-platform ILM offer

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 applications with user friendly access to premium industry content and commentary. It is also now the most updated global media resource on the web, covering the tanning industry with over 25 new stories added each week supported by a twice weekly e-newsletter.

ILM has also updated its App, which can be downloaded for free for Apple and Android devices for subscribers to access content online and offline. The investment in multi-platform media underlines 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.

Look at on your smartphone or tablet today and see the difference. ILM is the only one that is truly optimised. Say goodbye to old fashioned and clunky page turning e-zines.

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