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7th edition of World Footwear Congress postponed

Due to the devastating earthquakes that occurred in Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023, the European Footwear Confederation (CEC) has announced the postponement of the 7th edition of the World Footwear Congress that was due to be held on May 9-11 in Istanbul. Read More...

Pressure on the leather and tanning industry

Turkey is a country with a long tradition in the leather and tanning industries. The Kazlicesme region in Istanbul was over 500 years old when the tanners started to move their tanneries to the Istanbul (Tuzla) Leather Organised Industrial Zone in the early 1990s.

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6,000 visitors expected at Alleather-IDF

Organised by UBM and TURDEV (Leather Association of Turkey), the Alleather – IDF Istanbul Leather Fair taking place at Istanbul Expo Centre on February 1-3, 2017, expects to attract around 6,000 professional visitors.

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A troubled edition for IDF

Turkey’s major leather event, Istanbul Leather Fair (IDF), has been greatly impacted by the ongoing crisis in Russia and the globally abundant supply of raw skins.

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Bringing tanners and scientists together

Patricia Casey was elected as President of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) during the last international congress in Istanbul in 2013. ILM catches up with her to discuss the plans for the 33rd IULTCS congress set for Brazil in 2015.

 

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9th IDF showcases 2015-16 leather trends

368 exhibiting companies and representatives from 35 countries attended the 9th Istanbul Leather Fair (IDF) last month. Leather trends and colours for Autumn-Winter 2015-16 were presented at the fair, which was held at the Tüyap Fair, Congress and Convention Center in Istanbul, November 18 - 20.

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