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Australian beef facing tight competition

Australian beef is said to be facing heightened competitive pressure in Asia at a time when domestic supplies are tight and Australian cattle prices are increasingly out of kilter with global markets.


Social media influencers create union

Two unions based in the UK and the U.S. are reported to have been created in order to protect the rights of Instagram influencers as brands increasingly rely on them for content.


UNIC meets with tanning sector trade unions

Held in Milan on January 15, the first meeting was aimed at renewing the Contratto Collettivo Nazionale di Lavoro (CCNL), a state collective employment agreement, and to foster a continuous dialogue between the concerned parties.


Fighting fake news and lazy reporting about the leather industry

Lately, and all too frequently, it has become commonplace for mainstream as well as social media reports to lay into the leather industry, elements of its supply chain and processes, or the wider meat sector as a whole. Leather is under attack, and leather makers and finished goods producers are increasingly on the backfoot, having to constantly defend themselves and their industry from mistruths and negative, anti-leather propaganda. 


OEKO-TEX expands Sustainable Textile Production to include leather products

For consumers it is increasingly important that leather articles are tested for harmful substances and that they are produced in a sustainable way. 

With the Sustainable Textile and Leather Production Certification (in short, STeP), which will be launched from April 1, 2019, OEKO-TEX is taking a step towards environmental protection and sustainability, also in leather processing. 


Stahl focus on leather upgrading

People are buying more leather goods than ever before, and premium leather is increasingly sought after. This has resulted in high-quality raw material becoming increasingly difficult to source. Stahl has developed an extensive range of leather upgrading solutions, divided into three classifications. Leather processors can easily improve leather quality via the application of specific, easy-to-use techniques.