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The Economist errors about leather

I’ve been a subscriber of the Economist magazine since 1971, and I last had a letter published in it around 1973. I have no idea what it was about but I do remember using the word “struthiocameline” (head in the sand), a weird word that was used quite a bit in the 1960s and 70s. 


The Sauer Report Newsflash

ILM is now publishing exclusively for its subscribers newsflashes from TheSauerReport. These are articles written by Ron Sauer and provide a flavour of the more in depth raw materials and pricing information available on www.thesauerreport.com by country.


Waiting for footwear leather orders

The footwear industry in Asia is largely still waiting to place orders for the coming winter season. The winter was very cold and lasted very long in the USA with as result that the new spring season started much later (if it started at all some say) this year.