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Blue Point acquires Weaver Leather

U.S. private equity firm Blue Point Capital Partners has acquired Weaver Leather, a maker of leather products in the equine, pet, leather crafting and construction markets.

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Vietnam to support leather and footwear sector

On August 6, the Vietnamese government approved Resolution 115, which seeks to promote supporting industries in the country and maps out a comprehensive approach to improve both administrative policies and enhance private sectors’ capabilities through training and financial incentives. 

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A week in Shanghai

What is the takeaway from a week in Shanghai? In simple terms, it is make relevant leathers and tell a good story. Be sure you have an honest sustainability story, that your processing is responsible, that your management of all wastes is comprehensive and honest and you treat your workforce fairly. If you miss these points, you are not at the party. Others will beat you, and some of those others will not be leather. 

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Mongolian tanners receive health and safety training

Around 40 tannery managers recently participated in a comprehensive Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) training jointly organised by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Government of Mongolia.

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Shareholder of German seat specialist rejects Chinese bid

On May 29, the German supplier of components for passenger car interiors and seating systems announced it had concluded a comprehensive Business Combination Agreement with a major Chinese automotive Group, but a controlling shareholder has since declared the offer as insufficient.

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Intertek open new leather lab in Dhaka

Intertek, an international testing company, has inaugurated a comprehensive leather and footwear testing facility in Bangladesh to support the leather, footwear and leather goods industries in South Asia.

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