Date confirmed for 2018 Leather and Sustainability in Retail conference

United Kingdom
Published:  16 July, 2018

Join BLC, ILM and leather industry professionals at this year’s Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018 on November 15 in Central London, UK.

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14 tanneries showcase at Inspiramais

Brazil
Published:  13 July, 2018

Held July 17-18 at the Pro Magno Events Center in São Paulo, Brazil, 14 Brazilian tanneries will display their leather developments aimed at the fashion sector.

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Take part in the ILM 2018 Tanner Business Confidence survey

Worldwide
Published:  12 July, 2018

International Leather Maker (ILM), the multi-platform digital media business for the tanning industry, is the first organisation of its kind to market survey the global tanning sector on a regular basis. ILM is calling on all tanners from any country to complete a short 2018 business confidence survey to gather opinions on the current concerns and positive feelings among tanners.

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Vietnam Shoes & Leather exhibition underway

Vietnam
Published:  12 July, 2018

The 20th edition of the international trade show takes place June 11-13 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Recruitment: Project manager – Zünd - Swiss cutting systems

Switzerland
Published:  11 July, 2018

To strengthen our Marketing & Sales team, we are currently looking for a

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Burberry leather handbags are paving way for growth

Worldwide
Published:  11 July, 2018

In a first quarter trading update, the British fashion label says it has achieved a solid performance in retail in a period of transition, with comparable sales up +3%.

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John Graebin

Deckers Brands joins Premiere Vision Leather seminar

France
Published:  11 July, 2018

John Graebin, Senior Director of Materials at Deckers Brands, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, will be among the speakers at the upcoming seminar "Sustainability and Transparency in the Leather Supply Chain”, which will take place in the SMART Square area in hall 3 of Premiere Vision Leather on September 20.

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Leather sector contributing to Rwanda’s increase in GDP

Rwanda
Published:  11 July, 2018

The leather, textile and clothing sectors are among the Government’s key sectors for development.

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Higher June sales for Yue Yuen

Hong Kong
Published:  11 July, 2018

Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings has reported a +5.6% sales increase for the month of June.

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Lacoste's Made for Her collection

Solid annual results for Pentland Group

United Kingdom
Published:  09 July, 2018

Revenue for the UK headquartered sports, outdoor and fashion Group increased +25% in the year ending December 31, 2017.

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Louis Vuitton lowers prices in China

China
Published:  06 July, 2018

The luxury French brand has already updated the prices on its Chinese e-commerce platform and across its physical stores.

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ILM to host seminar at Premiere Vision Leather

France
Published:  05 July, 2018

ILM has teamed up with the organisers of the Premiere Vision Leather exhibition to host a free seminar on the hot topics of sustainability and traceability in the leather supply chain. The seminar will take place on September 20 during PVL.

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Leather chemical focus in latest edition of ILM

Worldwide
Published:  05 July, 2018

ILM is pleased to announce that it has published its leather industry leading July-August 2018 edition, which is now available on the ILM App for Apple and android devices and in print. The latest 68-page edition features an editorial focus on the Italian tanning cluster in Tuscany and showcases some the latest leather chemicals to enter the market

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Milanese luxury shopping district to attract online Chinese buyers

Italy
Published:  05 July, 2018

The MonteNapoleone District, an association comprised of over 150 luxury brands located in Milan’s ‘Quadrilatero della Moda’, has launched an official WeChat account to establish “a stronger connection” with Chinese consumers.

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Veg tanned leather focus at Lineapelle London

United Kingdom
Published:  04 July, 2018

The story of vegetable-tanned leather and the Tuscan values will be presented to visitors during the leather collection preview of Lineapelle London.

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Nike’s revenues up +13% in Q4

Worldwide
Published:  04 July, 2018

The global sportswear manufacturer has reported higher earnings for both its fourth quarter and full year results for fiscal 2018.

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Leather manufacturing highlighted at Première Vision Leather

France
Published:  04 July, 2018

The upcoming autumn edition of the international exhibition for leather, textile and manufacturing accessories will host a Leather Manufacturing area for the first time.

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Hans van Haarst

Smit & zoon CEO to outline “The future of leather”

China
Published:  03 July, 2018

Leather chemical maker, Smit & zoon, plays an active role in making the leather value chain sustainable. As a 7th generation family-owned business, the Company has a long-term focus and continuously acts with future generations in mind. Leather processing products are its core business and Smit & zoon is determined to ensure their continuity.

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Ferragamo hires former fashion editor to relaunch brand

Italy
Published:  29 June, 2018

The Italian luxury brand is reported to have appointed former fashion magazine journalist Riccardo Vannetti as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

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Tannery 2030 – the future direction of the leather industry

China
Published:  28 June, 2018

International Leather Maker (ILM) is organising a half-day conference titled “Tannery 2030” in the Chinese city of Shanghai, on the day before the start of the 20th edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE). The afternoon conference will take place at the Jumeirah Himalayas 5-star luxury hotel, located next to the Shanghai New International Conference and Exhibition Center (SNIEC), where the ACLE will be held.

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Smit & zoon helps Shaanxi University with scholarship fund

China
Published:  27 June, 2018

The Netherlands based leather chemical manufacturer says the scholarship fund will be used by the university for research on sustainable leather manufacturing.

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Clarks CEO resigns amid complaints

United Kingdom
Published:  26 June, 2018

The UK headquartered footwear retailer and manufacturer has announced that its CEO, Mike Shearwood, has left the Company with immediate effect.

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Trumpler celebrates 150-year anniversary

Germany
Published:  25 June, 2018

The Germany headquartered specialty chemicals manufacturer celebrated its 150-year anniversary in early June 2018 with a series of events and activities.

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Christopher Kane to buy back label from Kering

Worldwide
Published:  22 June, 2018

After Stella McCartney, French luxury holding Kering is in talks with the Scottish designer for the reownership of the label.

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Recruitment: PrimeAsia Leather Company - Vietnam

Vietnam
Published:  21 June, 2018

Tanning Group, PrimeAsia is looking to fill a number of vacant job positions at its Vietnam production facility. 

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Ferragamo share price falls

Italy
Published:  21 June, 2018

Shares in Italy based, high-end footwear and leather goods maker, Salvatore Ferragamo fell on June 20 after the luxury group’s controlling family sold shares at a steep discount, sparking concern about the group’s profitability.

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Manolo Blahnik to expand men’s footwear business

Worldwide
Published:  21 June, 2018

The Spanish designer, who launched his first men’s shoe collection in the 1970s, is seeking to grow the men’s footwear business of his luxury label by 20%.

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Spain’s Puig acquires Dries Van Noten

Europe
Published:  20 June, 2018

The Spanish Group, owner of the Carolina Herrera, Jean Paul Gaultier and Nina Ricci fashion brands, has acquired premium Belgian label Dries Van Noten.

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Deckers appoints new CFO

United States
Published:  20 June, 2018

U.S. based Decker Brands, which designs, markets and distributes footwear, clothing and accessories, has announced the appointment of Steve Fasching to Chief Financial Officer effective July 16, 2018.

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Montblanc launches luggage collection

Italy
Published:  19 June, 2018

The Germany headquartered manufacturer of luxury writing instruments, watches and accessories launched its new #MY4810 luggage collection In Florence, Italy, on June 14.

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New owner for Nine West shoe and handbag businesses

United States
Published:  18 June, 2018

Footwear, accessories and clothing brand, Nine West, is reported to have sold its shoe and handbags businesses to U.S. based Authentic Brands Group.

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Recruitment: Sales Manager for Leather Chemicals required

Germany
Published:  15 June, 2018

Carpetex Lederhilfsmittel GmbH, located in Kempen, Germany was founded in 1920 and is a family-owned company. As a globally active provider of special auxiliary agents used in the leather industry, the company excels particularly with its full-service range of products for the beamhouse and individual advice on technical applications.

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Bottega Veneta announces new Creative Director

Worldwide
Published:  15 June, 2018

The former Director of Ready-to-Wear Design at French luxury brand, Céline, succeeds Tomas Maier as Creative Director of Bottega Veneta.

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Mulberry hurt by declining sales in home market

Worldwide
Published:  15 June, 2018

The British leather goods and accessories brand, whose 70% approximate sales are in the UK, says tourists are spending elsewhere in Europe.

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Bottega Veneta’s Creative Director steps down

Italy
Published:  14 June, 2018

Tomas Maier, who joined the Italian luxury brand as Creative Director in 2001, is leaving the Company.

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Artisan stitching of leather interiors celebrated by Bentley

United Kingdom
Published:  14 June, 2018

Luxury automotive OEM, Bentley, celebrated Sewing Machine Day on June 13 by shining a light on the people and technology behind its world-class, industry leading stitching and embroidery. The 120-strong dedicated sewing team at its assembly plant located in Crewe, England, are highly experienced artisans – some having as much as 40 years’ experience.

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Faurecia partners with Chinese automaker

China
Published:  14 June, 2018

The agreement signed with a leading Chinese automobile manufacturer aims to develop ‘Cockpit of the Future’ technologies and sustainable mobility solutions.

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Louboutin wins red sole lawsuit in Europe

Europe
Published:  14 June, 2018

High-end French footwear designer, Christian Louboutin, has won a five year-long lawsuit against Dutch company Van Haren, which also produced shoes with a red sole; considered as a distinctive feature of the Louboutin fashion label.

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Adient seeks new CEO

United States
Published:  13 June, 2018

The manufacturer of automotive seating systems and components has announced that its Board of Directors has commenced a comprehensive search process to identify a new CEO as Bruce McDonald steps down from his role as Chairman and CEO with immediate effect.

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Stahl launches sustainable tanning project in Ethiopia

Ethiopia
Published:  12 June, 2018

Together with NGOs Solidaridad and CSR Netherlands, chemicals supplier Stahl has launched the ‘Green Tanning Initiative’, a three-year programme aimed at promoting environmentally friendly leather making and creating sustainable employment in the Ethiopian leather industry. 

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John Graebin

Building consumer trust through Supply Chain Transparency

Worldwide
Published:  11 June, 2018

ILM is pleased to announce that John Graebin, Senior Director of Materials, Deckers Brands, will be one of three presenters during the upcoming “ILM Traceability in the Leather Supply Chain – part 2” free webinar taking place on June 20, 2018.  

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Prada to remain in the family

Italy
Published:  11 June, 2018

Patrizio Bertelli, CEO and owner, Prada, said his son would take over the leadership of the Italian luxury label and that an acquisition by a third party is not an option.

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Footwear chain Foot Locker reviews retail format

Worldwide
Published:  08 June, 2018

Named Power Store, the new, larger retail format seeks to “inspire and build a community, and offer our customers an immersive experience, with an ultra-local approach”, says Richard Johnson, CEO, Foot Locker.

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Lanxess leather technology showcased during industrial exhibition

Germany
Published:  07 June, 2018

Specialty chemicals supplier Lanxess will be exhibiting at the upcoming edition of Achema, taking place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on June 11-15.

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Life Cycle Assessment Methodology applied to leather manufacturing

Worldwide
Published:  06 June, 2018

ILM is pleased to announce that Michael Costello, Director of Sustainability global leather chemical makers and suppliers, Stahl will be one of three presenters during the upcoming “ILM Traceability in the Leather Supply Chain – part 2” free webinar taking place on June 20, 2018.  

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Leather students visit TFL fashion and automotive centres

Italy
Published:  06 June, 2018

A group of students from the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) in Northampton, visited TFL’s new Global Fashion Centre Castelfranco di Sotto as well as the chemical supplier’s Automotive Centre in Montebello, also in Italy.

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Italian leather chemists to hold 46th conference

Italy
Published:  05 June, 2018

The 46th National Conference of the Italian Association of Leather Chemists (AICC) is taking place on June 8 in Castelfranco di Sotto in Tuscany.

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Pia de Lancel collection

Piquadro completes Lancel acquisition

Europe
Published:  05 June, 2018

Luxury Swiss holding, Richemont, completed the sale of the French leather goods company to Italy based Piquadro on June 2.

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VF’s acquisition of Altra shoe brand complete

United States
Published:  04 June, 2018

U.S. based branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, VF Corporation, has completed the acquisition of the Altra brand, whose men’s casual shoe collection also includes leather.

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Michael Kors posts higher Q4 revenue

Worldwide
Published:  01 June, 2018

The U.S. headquartered fashion Group has posted a +10.8% increase in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2018 but the cautious outlook for 2019 has failed to impress market analysts, with shares declining -6% upon the announcement of results on May 30.

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