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Time to think and act positively

Some years ago now, a leather industry friend of mine with whom I first worked in the early 1970s, sent me a package of small material samples with a suggestion that I meet and offer to help the founder. I arrived at the London Royal College of Art, meeting with founder of Ananas Anam, the makers of Piñatex. 


Traceability in the leather industry – from cow to product

Nina Conrad, Co-founder and Sustainability Manager of leather brand Leit & Held will be the final speaker in the upcoming free-to-attend webinar “What brands and retailers are looking for from their leather suppliers”, organised by ILM in association with theSauerReport. The webinar will be broadcast on November 18, 2020 at 2pm UK time (3pm CET). To register, please click here.


Acquisition of Belstaff brand by INEOS 

Chemicals giant INEOS has bought Belstaff, the British heritage fashion brand, in the latest off-centre move by its founder and chairman, billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, a month after he unveiled plans to start making cars. Belstaff is well-known for its leather and waxed jackets.