In a two-part series, ILM Editor Isabella Griffiths chats to Karl Flowers, Technical Director of sustainable leather consultancy Authenticae, industry analyst and Consultant Technical Editor to ILM, about the leather industry in a post-pandemic world. The first episode of this exclusive interview delves into the impact of the coronavirus on the leather sector, what it will take for the industry to recover, and whether we will come out of this leaner, better and stronger or ultimately, it will be survival of the fittest. The second part, which will go live on June 15, 2020, discusses a further wealth of topics, from biodegradability and GHG emissions to how leather’s image can be rebuilt post-Covid-19.