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APLF launches online learning platform

APLF, organiser of the Asia-based exhibitions APLF and ACLE, has launched a new training platform for designers, merchandisers and fashion enthusiasts to learn more about leather.

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Listening to unheard voices

It has long been my hope that the leather industry would make more of the fact that it employs large numbers of people, and that the leather produced creates employment for not only many more but for huge numbers throughout the supply chain.

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Hüni enhances AI data processing

Switzerland headquartered tannery equipment and process control provider Hüni is introducing to its current systems data collection and measuring capabilities on targeted variables in order to share this data with its Datatan ERP and reach autonomous solutions as part of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) network.

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Zimbabwe tanneries workshop

Aimed at bringing together local tanners and stakeholders across the leather supply chain, the Zimbabwe tanneries workshop takes place in Bulawayo on May 20-21.

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20th UITIC achieves its goals

The 20th edition of the International Technical Footwear Congress held in Porto, brought together over 540 footwear professionals from 33 countries during a busy week of events, which included factory visits.

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Erretre launches a legacy project for future generations

The fundamentals of leather chemistry and engineering have written into books over many decades. However, much of the skills and knowledge has passed through the generations of people working in the industry. Italy based tannery machinery maker, Erretre, has established a “Legacy project” to ensure that this valuable information cannot be lost and the knowledge is protected to be handed on to future generations.

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Proper effluent treatment is integral to making leather

No one should consider making leather if they are not sure that all wastes are being managed appropriately. There is enough knowledge and education for this to be quite clear. To support this around the world, environmental laws related to what can be disposed of as waste are mostly quite good. What is variable is compliance, and enforcement. 

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Remembering John Basford

I imagine that most people who are reading this knew John Basford either personally or by reputation. What you may not know is that he died last week, leaving behind a huge gap in the knowledge of leather making, and an even bigger one in the friendship and fellowship that makes our industry so special. 

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