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The catastrophe of Higg

Last Autumn over thirty leather industry organisations from around the world agreed to publish a Leather Manifesto, which was sent out shortly before the start of COP-26 held in Glasgow. In the weeks after, a few critical articles were published arguing that the Manifesto had failed to make any impact and animal rights bodies and individuals, not least Stella McCartney, had been able to steal the show. 

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Talking Point January/February 2022

In the first issue of the year, we asked experts from across the leather industry: Why do you feel that natural materials including leather are treated so negatively on the Higg Material Sustainability Index, and do you think that materials from fossil-fuel carbon sources are unfairly advantaged?

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MycoWorks raises US$125 million for mushroom biomaterial

MycoWorks, a San Francisco-based biomaterials company, has secured US$125 million in funding after an investment round led by Prime Movers Lab, with participation from new investors SK Networks and Mirabaud Lifestyle Impact & Innovation Fund, in addition to other new and existing investors.

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Net sales for Genesco up 25% in Q3

The U.S. headquartered retailer of branded footwear and accessories has reported its third quarter 2022 financial results, with net sales increasing year-on-year to US$601 million, 12% up from the same period two years ago.

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