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Vulnerable on several fronts

Although the leather manufacturing industry in the developed world has declined, certainly in respect of the number of tanneries, most of those that remain are leaner, cleaner, fitter, safer and much more sustainable than ever before.

Article first published in ILM March-April, 2015 edition.

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Portraying a positive image

The first Pakistan Mega Leather Show has taken place in Lahore, hoping to portray a positive image of the country and encourage international buyers to come to Pakistan and benefit from the tremendous potential of its leather sector. Article first published in ILM, March-April 2015 edition. 

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Tanning industry requires rehabilitation

Dr A. E Musa, Department of Leather Technology, College of Applied and Industrial Sciences, University of Bahri, Khartoum, Sudan. Article first published in ILM January-February 2015 edition.

 

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Fighting the decline

Japanese tanning industry output has declined steadily over the past three decades. However, the industry still supports a number of high-end leather makers. Article first published in the January-February 2015 edition of ILM.

 

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The value in use is what matters

Article first published in ILM January-February 2015 edition. We do not buy goods to get goods. We buy them for the benefits they provide: the things they do for us, or we can do with them. These benefits might be functional, like clothes to keep us warm or phones to communicate with, but increasingly they include less tangible elements such as supporting our self image, social connectedness, or being a brand we just enjoy using and owning. Tanners should not forget that word “connoisseurship”. 

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Japanese yen impact on imports

Foreign exchange specialist Moneycorp reviews a turbulent year for the Japanese yen and how companies should look to reduce FX exposure. Article first published in ILM January-February 2015 edition.

 

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Tanners will face a “new normal”

The China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) President, Su Chaoying, says that 2014 was a steady year for the Chinese leather industry but the sector was still able to grow despite the challenges. Article first published in ILM January-February 2015 edition. 

 

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