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Investors contemplate Aspinal of London

The British upmarket leather goods brand Aspinal of London has reported a 27% sales increase in its latest financial year, increasing its attractiveness as a takeover target for European and Asian investors.


Opportunities for South Asia

For the leather industry, the cost of doing business is very high at present, with little or no margins around the world and especially in the South Asian region. The main problems are the cost of the raw materials such as raw hides and process chemicals. Article first published in ILM May-June 2015 edition.


French leather sales to Asia continue to do well

The Economic Observatory of the French Leather Council (CNC - Conseil National du Cuir) has presented its analysis of the 2014 foreign trade figures for the French leather sector with a focus on the Asian market. The figures underline that France’s repositioning to high-end and luxury goods is paying off.