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ICHSLTA President looks to APLF to lift industry mood

Toni Baltes, President of the International Council of Hides, Skins and Leather Traders’ Association (ICHSLTA), said he and the association are pleased to be back at the APLF in Hong Kong and hopes the show will give the sector a much needed “boost”. Read More...

Leather Manifesto returns for COP27

While COP27 is underway in Egypt, the leather industry has come together again to produce a manifesto addressing the role of natural materials in the challenges of climate change.

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Talking Point

This month, key industry figures from the raw and semi-processed hide and skins industry discuss whether overall raw material quality declined over the past decade? And if so, what can be done to improve it?

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Global leather industry states position on leather alternatives

A group of organisations representing the global leather industry including the International Council of Tanners’ (ICT), Cotance (the Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community), Leather Naturally and ICHSLTA (the International Council of Hides, Skins and Leather Traders’ Associations) have issued a joint statement around the growing use of alternative materials that are marketed against genuine leather.  

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Toni Baltes replaces Stephen Sothmann as ICHSLTA President

The International Council of Hides, Skins, and Leather Traders Association (ICHSLTA) has held its 92nd Annual General Meeting virtually on April 21, 2021. At the meeting, ICHSLTA members reviewed issues related to the trade of hides and skins globally, with a focus on pandemic-induced consequences to the hides and skins trade.

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Time for the industry to throw some punches

The International Council of Hides, Skins and Leather Traders’ Association (ICHSLTA) hosted its AGM and annual industry cocktail along with the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) on the eve of the APLF in Hong Kong, March 12.

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Final reminder USHSLA and ICHSLTA cocktail reception

The U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) and the International Council of Hides, Skins and Leather Traders Association (ICHSLTA) will host their Annual Joint Cocktail Evening and Welcome Reception on March 12 in Hong Kong.

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GLCC members support Leather Naturally initiative

The member associations of the Global Leather Coordinating Committee (GLCC); the International Council of Tanners (ICT), International Council of Hides, Skins and leather Traders Associations (ICHSLTA) and the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS), have agreed to support the Leather Naturally Initiative.

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GLCC discusses labelling of bio-fabricated materials

A meeting of the Global Leather Coordinating Committee (GLCC), comprising of the International Council of Tanners (ICT), the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Society (IULTCS), and hosted by the International Council of Hides, Skins, and Leather Traders Association (ICHSLTA), took place in Hong Kong on March 15, during the APLF Leather fair.

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