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India raises duty on footwear imports

The Indian government has raised duties on imports of several “non-essential” items in a move aimed at halting the decline of the rupee and narrowing the trade imbalance.


Well-made leather is sustainable: total Brundtland

Our fundamental battle is to prove leather to be value for money against competitive materials. It is not the moment to see the competition only as other tanners, although in a narrow sense that might be true. We live in a competitive world and one leather offering will always be compared with others so the buyer can be sure they are getting a fair deal. Yet it is vital that we keep in mind the war going on with competitive materials.