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Talking Point

This month’s hot topic: Following the recent introduction of new legislation protecting the labelling of genuine leather in Italy, is the global leather industry doing enough to achieve legislation of the term ‘leather’ from mislabelling and other competing materials trading off the back of its reputation?

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Portugal’s APIC call for leather labelling norms

Portugal’s Tanning Industry Association (APIC) has addressed a letter to the Portuguese government requesting the establishment of a framework for the use of the term ‘leather’, both at national and European levels. 

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Talking Point

This month’s burning question: Are some OEMs confusing consumers over labelling (or mislabelling) of leather in car interiors with other non-leather materials? Have they been discretely “decontenting” genuine leather with alternative, cheaper components to cut costs? ILM asks industry insiders.

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