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Practical traceability in the leather supply chain

Sam Setter
Published:  13 October, 2021

On October 7, ILM hosted a superb webinar on traceability in the leather supply chain, one of the best I have attended during the Covid-19 webinar floods. The chosen speakers explained what traceability was all about and showed what tools they had created to enact a functional traceability system from farm to shop.

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The minority dictates for the majority

Sam Setter comment
Published:  14 September, 2021

Let’s face reality; the majority of the world population is omnivorous and hence regularly eats meat. Why should companies such as KLM and BMW move away from what the majority has for their daily habits, to meet the preferences of a small minority of the world’s population?

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Incomplete Savar CETP project causes headaches

Sam Setter comment
Published:  24 August, 2021

ILM reported back in July, based on an article written by the Bangladesh Daily Star, that “the incomplete Hemayetpur CETP caused headaches”. That is clearly the understatement of the decade. I have written over and again that the CETP in the Savar tannery cluster is a total disgrace. Until now nobody in Government and industry alike has been willing to look reality in the eye and take the necessary decisions. Everybody is walking around the cake, without taking a bite out of it.

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Brands! holier than thou?

Sam Setter comment
Published:  25 June, 2021

In ILM’s new column ‘Against the grain’, Sam Setter shares his views on the issues affecting the leather industry around the world. His most recent piece covers the relationship between the fashion industry and suppliers, as well as working conditions and industry standards.

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Savar CETP

The difference between success and failure for industrial leather parks

Sam Setter comment
Published:  27 April, 2021

In ILM’s new column ‘Against the grain’, Sam Setter shares his views on the issues affecting the leather industry around the world. His first piece examines the problems that have prevented leather parks to live up to expectations and become the beacons of tanning communities around the world. 

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