Brazilian tanners expect positive results from Lineapelle

Italy
Published:  24 September, 2018

Four Brazilian tanneries will participate at the upcoming edition of the international leather trade fair, taking place in Milan on September 25-27.

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Significant presence of Chinese visitors at Micam

Italy
Published:  21 September, 2018

Attendance figures for the 86th edition of the international footwear show, held in Milan on September 16-19, were in line with the September 2017 edition but +2.7% higher than in February 2018

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6th World Footwear Congress to focus on digitalisation and sustainability

Italy
Published:  20 September, 2018

To be held in Naples, Italy, on April 4-5, 2019, the 6th edition of the World Footwear Congress (WFC) will bring together international speakers and experts to discuss digitalisation and sustainability in the footwear sector.

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IULTCS announces three Young Leather Scientist Grants

Worldwide
Published:  19 September, 2018

The Executive Committee of the IULTCS (International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies) has announced that three different grants will awarded to young scientists in 2019 for research projects in leather research, machinery/equipment and sustainability/equipment.

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Brazilian leather sustainability protocols discussed at Première Vision

France
Published:  18 September, 2018

Rafael Andrade, International Strategy, Design and Planning Consultant at the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB), will be giving a presentation titled; “Design and Sustainability - An Overview on Brazilian Leather Industry Continuous Improvement Protocols", at Première Vision Leather on September 20.

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Tyson appoints new CEO

United States
Published:  18 September, 2018

The U.S. meatpacker has appointed a new President and CEO as Tom Hayes steps down from the role for personal reasons.

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Ted Baker to bring footwear manufacturing back in-house

United Kingdom
Published:  17 September, 2018

British fashion label, Ted Baker, is reported to have signed an agreement with Pentland Group to acquire No Ordinary Shoes Limited and No Ordinary Shoes USA LLC.

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Douglas G. DelGrosso

Adient names automotive veteran as new President and CEO

United States
Published:  17 September, 2018

The U.S. headquartered automotive seating manufacturer has announced a new President and CEO, effective from October 1, 2018.

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LVMH showcases leather know-how to the public

Worldwide
Published:  14 September, 2018

The France headquartered luxury conglomerate is to hold the fourth edition of the “Les Journées Particulières”, whereby 56 Maisons and 77 exceptional places in 14 countries will be open to public visit over three days.

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Brazilian tanneries present in Paris

France
Published:  14 September, 2018

Three Brazilian tanneries will showcase their collections at the upcoming edition of Première Vision Leather (PVL), taking place September 19-21 in Paris.

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Volkswagen brand sales up in August

Worldwide
Published:  14 September, 2018

Volkswagen brand worldwide deliveries totalled 513,300 units in August, up +3.7% compared with the same month in the previous year.

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VF plans to grow Vans revenue by US$2 billion

Worldwide
Published:  14 September, 2018

VF Corporation said it plans to grow revenue of its Vans brand by US$2 billion to reach US$5 billion by fiscal year 2023, representing growth between 10-12% over the five-year period.

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Susan Schofer

Modern Meadow to discuss biofabricated materials at London Conference

United Kingdom
Published:  13 September, 2018

U.S. based Modern Meadow, which has over a dozen patents and grows biofabricated materials in a lab from skin cells that produce collagen, will discuss how its innovation in cellular agriculture could be applied to leather at the upcoming Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference taking place in central London on November 15.

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Chiara Morelli

Kering to discuss ‘crafting tomorrow’s luxury’ during PVL Smart Talk

France
Published:  13 September, 2018

Chiara Morelli, Sustainability Senior Manager for Kering Supply Chain, Worldwide Logistics and Industrial Operations, will be among the presenters at the Première Vision Leather, Smart Talk seminar organised by ILM on September 20 in Paris.

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Demand for Hermès’ leather goods remains high

Worldwide
Published:  13 September, 2018

The French luxury brand has posted a net profit increase of +17% to €708 million in the first half of 2018, with recurring operating profitability reaching an all-time high of 34.5% of sales.

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Richemont announces new CEO as sales increase +25%

Switzerland
Published:  11 September, 2018

The Switzerland based luxury holding has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer as it announced a +25% sales increase at constant rates (+22% adjusted) for the five months to August 31.

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Yue Yuen posts sales increase in August

Hong Kong
Published:  11 September, 2018

The Hong Kong based footwear manufacturer has reported a +5% increase in sales in August.

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Première Vision to host leather sustainability and traceability seminar

France
Published:  11 September, 2018

Exploring the possibilities of the circular economy, including leather, the third edition of Première Vision’s Smart Square will be held under the theme ‘Tomorrow is here’.

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U.S. footwear sector opposes to new tariffs in joint letter

United States
Published:  10 September, 2018

Hundreds of U.S. companies are reported to have joined a multi-industry letter sent to the Trump Administration on September 7 in opposition to the third round of potential Chinese tariffs, including several footwear, accessories and furniture manufacturers.

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Upcoming AICLST conference to take place in historic Xi’an

China
Published:  07 September, 2018

The 11th edition of the Asia International Conference of Leather Science and Technology (AICLST), hosted by the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) and organised by Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), will take place in the historic city of Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China, October 16-19.

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Smit & zoon event celebrates ten years of production in China

China
Published:  07 September, 2018

The Netherlands headquartered chemical manufacturer celebrated ten years of production in China with a gala dinner held in Shanghai on August 30.

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Mercedes-Benz unveils its new all-electric SUV

Sweden
Published:  07 September, 2018

In a move seen as challenging to Tesla, Mercedes seeks to secure its share of the fully-electric luxury car market with its new EQC SUV.

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Solid performance for Volvo in August

Worldwide
Published:  06 September, 2018

The premium car brand has recorded a +14.5% rise in global sales in August compared with the same month in 2017, setting a new record.

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Leather Naturally to target millennials and Gen-Z

Worldwide
Published:  05 September, 2018

The pro-leather industry campaign, Leather Naturally, outlined its future strategy during the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) in Shanghai on August 30. The campaign is to move away from a defensive strategy to a more positive campaign targeting designers, stylists as well as younger consumers.

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Marfrig and BRF announce new executive appointments

Brazil
Published:  05 September, 2018

The Brazilian meatpackers have adjusted their organisational restructuring strategies by announcing new senior management appointments on the same day.

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Stan Smith book, the man behind Adidas’ best-selling sneakers

Worldwide
Published:  04 September, 2018

Former world number one U.S. tennis player, Stan Smith, has released a book titled “Stan Smith: Some People Think I’m a Shoe”, in reference to Adidas’ iconic leather sneaker range of the same name.

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Luxury fashion label JW Anderson appoints new CEO

United Kingdom
Published:  04 September, 2018

Jonathan Anderson, whose luxury product range includes women's and men's leather bag collections, has appointed former Communications and Events Director at Louis Vuitton, Jenny Galimberti, as the Company’s CEO.

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Senior management appointments at Scottish Leather Group

United Kingdom
Published:  04 September, 2018

The board of Scottish Leather Group has announced new Managing Director appointments at Glasgow based upholstery leather manufacturer, Andrew Muirhead & Son, as well as at W J & W Lang and NCT Leather.

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PETA to run anti-leather ad campaign in U.S. shopping hubs

United States
Published:  03 September, 2018

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is to run an ad campaign against leather, fur, down and wool in five major shopping destinations across the U.S..

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Faurecia to build new U.S. facility

United States
Published:  03 September, 2018

The French seating and auto parts manufacturer is planning to build a new factory in the south eastern U.S. state of Tennessee.

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Deckers Corporation co-founder dies

United States
Published:  31 August, 2018

Karl Lopker, the co-founder of Deckers Outdoor Corporation, passed away on August 25 at the age of 66.

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Buckman Leather Director joins LN Steering Committee

Worldwide
Published:  31 August, 2018

Dr Luis Zugno, Technology Director Leather of U.S. based specialty chemicals manufacturer, Buckman, has joined the Steering Committee of the Leather Naturally initiative (LN).

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Aston Martin prepares for IPO launch

United Kingdom
Published:  30 August, 2018

Officially announced on August 29, the British luxury sportscar manufacturer is to launch an initial public offering (IPO) before the end of the year.

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Trumpler celebrates 150th anniversary in style

China
Published:  30 August, 2018

Germany based leather chemical maker, Trumpler celebrated its 150th anniversary with a banquet for customers and suppliers at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Shanghai on August 29.

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Ermenegildo Zegna to hold majority stake in Thom Browne

Worldwide
Published:  29 August, 2018

The premium Italian fashion brand is reported to have reached an agreement to acquire an 85% stake in Thom Browne in a move to attract younger shoppers.

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Footwear brand to move production out of the UK

United Kingdom
Published:  29 August, 2018

Florida Group, owner of footwear brands Van Dal, Pikolinos, Marc and Rockfish is to close a ladies’ shoes factory located in Norwich, UK, to concentrate production in India and Italy.

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Improved international sales for Tandy Leather

United States
Published:  28 August, 2018

North American sales for the retailer and wholesale distributor of a range of leather and leathercraft related items declined -1.8% in the second quarter of 2018, while international sales improved +5.6%.

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ACLE to host 14 business groups from Brazil

China
Published:  24 August, 2018

The All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) fair will take place from August 29-31 in Shanghai. 14 businesses from Brazil will be displaying their leathers with the support of Brazilian Leather - a project that incentivizes exports developed by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).

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Thomas Schneider

ISA TanTec founder to outline future vision of leather making

China
Published:  23 August, 2018

Industry leading and innovative global tanner, Thomas Schneider, Founder and Executive Chairman of global tanning group, ISA TanTec will present how the company has hugely reduced its environmental footprint through its LITE leather concept at the “Tannery 2030” conference in Shanghai on August 28. He will also outline his vision of the future for leather making.

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Dennis Thams

What will the tannery in the year 2030 be like?

China
Published:  22 August, 2018

ILM will host a discussion panel with leading industry experts in their chosen fields during the upcoming, “Tannery 2030” conference in Shanghai on August 28. The theme of the discussion panel will be: “What will the tannery in 2030 be like and does leather have a sustainable future?"

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Lear Corp opens U.S. seating plant

United States
Published:  20 August, 2018

Lear Corporation recently celebrated the grand opening of a new manufacturing seating facility at the Buick City campus in Flint, Michigan on August 11. The 156,000 sq ft facility will employ approximately 600 workers by the end of 2019, including more than 400 new people. 

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Tyson Foods to acquire Keystone Foods for $2.16 billion

United States
Published:  20 August, 2018

Tyson Foods, announced on August 20 that it has reached a definitive agreement to buy the Keystone Foods business from Marfrig Global Foods for $2.16 billion in cash. 

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JBS reports quarterly loss

Brazil
Published:  17 August, 2018

Brazil headquartered meatpacker and tanning giant, JBS SA posted a net loss in the second quarter as a trucker’s strike that took place last May and a sharp rise in currency-related charges affected its results.

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Yue Yuen revenue up and profits down

Hong Kong
Published:  17 August, 2018

Hong Kong footwear manufacturer Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd has reported revenue for the six months ending June 30 grew 7.2% to $4.8 billion. However, profit declined 41.9% to $150.1 million from $258.5 million compared with the same period last year.

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ILM 2018 Tanner Business Confidence Survey results unveiled

Worldwide
Published:  16 August, 2018

The market leading September-October 2018 edition of ILM has now been published in print and on its digital app for apple and android devices. The latest edition reveals the results of its annual tanner survey reflecting the mood of the tanning industry in 2018. 

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Thierry Poncet, CTC Group

Kering, Deckers and CTC join Paris Smart Talk seminar

France
Published:  14 August, 2018

John Graebin, Senior Materials Director, Deckers Brands, Chiara Morelli, Group Operations Sustainability Manager, Kering and Thierry Poncet, Sustainable Development Manager, CTC Group will be the three keynote speakers and panellists during the “Sustainability and transparency in the leather supply chain” seminar co-organised by ILM and Premiere Vision Leather (PVL) set for September 20. 

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Speaker line-up for Tannery 2030 conference now complete

United Kingdom
Published:  10 August, 2018

ILM is pleased to announce that the final speaker line-up for the upcoming Tannery 2030 conference taking place in Shanghai on August 28 is now complete.

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LIA Lab to offer Leather Orientation Courses

United States
Published:  13 August, 2018

The Leather Research Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati will be hosting further Leather Orientation Courses once again in 2019.

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Michael Costello

Stahl Explores the Generation Z at the Leather & Sustainability in Retail conference

United Kingdom
Published:  13 August, 2018

Michael Costello, Director of Sustainability at chemical supplier Stahl, will present key insights about what sustainability in the leather and footwear sector means to the Generation Z during the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018, taking place on the afternoon of November 15 in central London.

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Adidas net profit up +20% in Q2

Worldwide
Published:  13 August, 2018

The international sportwear Group has reported a +20% increase in net profit in the second quarter of 2018, to €418 million, beating analysts’ expectations of €387 million.

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