Don’t miss this issue’s seven-page breakdown of the tanning industry in Thailand, written by Content Director Martin Ricker, including exclusive interviews with some of the leading companies in the country.

Elsewhere in the first issue of the year, we find out about France-based CTC Groupe’s new automated leather traceability system, ALIS, and its comprehensive approach to tracing leather from raw hides.

In another exclusive article, Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth speaks to Daniele Gardini of Italian luxury furniture and transport interior maker Poltrona Frau to find out why leather is at the heart of the business.

As always, the issue contains leading technical articles from Karl Flowers, who takes us through the ins and outs of life cycle analysis, biopolymers in the tannery and animal welfare in the leather supply chain.

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Our website has been designed to work seamlessly across desktop, smartphone and tablet devices with user-friendly access to premium industry content and commentary. It is also now the most updated global media resource on the web for leather, covering the tanning industry with over 25 new stories added each week, supported by a twice-weekly e-newsletter.

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