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Built-to-last is fashionable

One of the great properties that leather has is that it lasts a long time in use. From time-to-time, you need to give boots or shoes a clean and polish but only when holding your favourite leather item do you fully appreciate that the character of the leather has changed with time; it tells a story about you the wearer, and the places and events associated with the item that can evoke great memories and emotions.

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One in five wear clothing more than 20 years old

According to a study commissioned by Leather UK, 51% of adults in the UK still own and frequently wear an item of clothing that’s a decade old or more, while 20% would still wear something that’s more than 20 years old. 

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Radermecker Tannery launches photo contest

Based in Comines-Warneton, the Belgian tannery specialised in full-grain, natural, vegetable tanned leather, is launching the first edition of a photo contest aimed at supporting professionals and amateurs of leather.

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Amazon fails to attract luxury brands

Thriving on exclusivity, high-end fashion brands demand a firmer commitment from Amazon to policing the e-commerce website for counterfeits and unauthorised sellers.

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We need more than anecdotal evidence

A couple of months ago I wrote about the problem of the declining quality of our raw material. It was an item that received a lot of comments, every one indicating that this was a worrying issue for the industry. 

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