2022 will be the eighth year of the grant and, in addition to sustainability/environment, the IULTCS will provide a €1,500 single sum grant to a basic leather research project.

Leather Naturally Chairperson Egbert Dikkers said: “Leather Naturally is proud to continue sponsoring the Dr Mike Redwood Sustainability/Environment grant with the monetary sum of €1,000 sponsorship.

“With Leather Naturally focusing on providing education to designers, brands and consumers, it was a logical step to sponsor this award, named in honour of our founder Dr Mike Redwood.”

Application submissions for the 2022 YLSG programme open on October 1 and Dr Luis Zugno, President of IULTCS, asks young research talents of the industry to file innovative and thought-provoking project ideas before the November 30 deadline.

Entry details can be found on the IULTCS website.