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AQC hosts multi-stakeholder event

The annual multi-stake holder meeting of the Association Pour Ľ Assurance Qualité Des Fabricants De Bracelets Cuir (AQC) was held on the November 9 in Geneva, Switzerland. It was well attended and included a highly engaging agenda. 

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250 participants attend the Sustainable Leather Forum

The second edition of the Sustainable Leather Forum took place on September 14 in Paris. Participants included luxury fashion companies J.M. Weston, Kering, Hermès and Louis Vuitton, as well as the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), Cotance and IULTCS.

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Lanxess welcomes ICLT leather students

The Leather business unit of specialty chemicals company Lanxess, welcomed a group of students from the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) of the University of Northampton, UK, to its headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Lanxess seminar helps dispel misinformation about leather

Over 70 delegates, mostly brands and retailers, are attending the third annual Lanxess leather seminar held on January 11- 12 at Lanxess’s headquarters in Cologne, Germany. The audience, which also includes academics and test houses, listened to topics from a host of industry experts.

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Hijacked at the WLC

During the World Leather Congress last week (August 29) I was asked to chair, or moderate, the final session and subsequent discussion panel. It was entitled ‘The Tanners Response’ and included a couple of globally respected tanners plus representatives from ZDHC, who are increasingly being seen as well aligned to the leather industry and Lanxess. The session was to end with a discussion for which two others took the stage. 

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