Talking Point

First published in the July/August 2020 edition of ILM
Published:  09 September, 2020

This month’s burning question: Has the leather industry helped create a negative perception among its customers and end consumers about leather that is tanned using chromium salts by adopting terms such as ‘metal-free’ and ‘FOC’? ILM asks key industry figures. 

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Talking Point

First published in the May/June 2020 edition of ILM
Published:  07 September, 2020

This month’s burning question: Are some OEMs confusing consumers over labelling (or mislabelling) of leather in car interiors with other non-leather materials? Have they been discretely “decontenting” genuine leather with alternative, cheaper components to cut costs? ILM asks industry insiders.

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Talking Point

First published in the March/April 2020 edition of ILM
Published:  16 April, 2020

This month’s burning question: Have raw materials and therefore finished leather prices started to stabilise after nearly three years of decline? ILM asks industry insiders. 

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Talking Point

First published in the January/February 2020 edition of ILM
Published:  05 March, 2020

In a new editorial feature for 2020, ILM asks a few key industry players about the burning topics that are currently affecting the sector. This time we want to know: What are your predictions and challenges for the year ahead? 

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