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 second episode, which is live now, explores latest developments in biodegradability of leather as well as game-changing new test methods, addresses the false link between cattle farming and GHG emissions and discusses what it will take to rebuild leather’s image post Covid-19. This follows from the first episode of this exclusive interview, which is also available and 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.

Each episode of ILM’s podcast series is designed to appeal to all parts of the leather supply chain, including tanners, traders, suppliers, academia and research organisations, OEMs, brands and retailers. To download or listen to the free-of-charge podcasts, please click here.