LVMH and Timberland discuss environmental initiatives around leather with ILM

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Published:  09 November, 2020
Credit: Timberland

The November-December 2020 print and digital app edition of International Leather Maker (ILM) has been published and is available to download for subscribers on both Apple and Android devices. The issue features exclusive interviews with LVMH, Timberland and Professor Frank Mitloehner, as well as an in-depth report on the Higg MSI and its score for leather. 

The latest issue, available now via the ILM App, includes an exclusive interview with Zachary Angelini, Environmental Stewardship Manager at lifestyle brand Timberland, and Jon Hopper, Director Global Material Supply for parent company VF Corporation, in which they outline the brand’s ground-breaking initiative to source 100% of its natural materials, first and foremost leather, from regenerative agriculture.

ILM Editor Isabella Griffiths also speaks with Alexandre Capelli, Group Environmental Deputy Director for global luxury house LVMH, about the company’s commitment to responsible supply chains, animal welfare and traceability as well as the role of leather as a key material for the Group’s brands.

Furthermore, an in-depth report gives an overview of the leather industry’s recent call for the Sustainable Apparel Coalition to suspend its controversial Higg Material Sustainability Index (MSI), and summarises the key criticisms against the index, including views from high-profile industry commentators and industry bodies representing wool and alpaca.

Other editorial highlights include:
• Air quality expert Professor Frank Mitloehner debunks common myths between cattle and climate change.
• Summary from the Sustainable Leather Forum in Paris.
• The Leather Working Group’s Christina Trautmann shares the latest audit updates with ILM.
• Smit & Zoon’s CEO reveals the details of the company’s foray into the tanning segment with Zeology.
• ILM Consultant Technical Editor Karl Flowers examines by-product beneficiation and the four natural waste products that can be added into circular post-tanning operations.
• How Solidaridad and Stahl support technological innovations to help clean the Ganges River in India.
• Chemtan’s Technical Sales Manager Khorshed Alam on how to improve draw and layout in beamhouse processing.


In addition to these premium editorial features, the November/December 2020 edition also includes regular items such as news review, the Redwood Column, raw materials prices and trends, industry viewpoints and more. This month’s ‘Talking Point’ feature asks industry experts about the future of bio-based chemicals in the leather making process.

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