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Luxury consumers prefer experiential purchases to wearables

A report has revealed that the personal luxury goods market was largely flat in 2016, declining from €251 billion in 2015 to €249 billion in 2016, revealing a “new normal” where consumers tend to favour personal experiences as opposed to physical product purchases, with the exception of the automotive market.


Not so perfect leather – Yes please!

JBS Couros from Brazil recently promoted its use of imperfect leather at Lineapelle called ‘Scarface’. Putting the emphasis on the scratches, ticks, horn marks, brands etc. as proof that it is really a natural product. I have always been in favour of such initiatives and think it offers possibilities for leather, which have often been underestimated, neglected or even opposed.