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U.S. cattle hide value declines significantly

The price of U.S. steer hides is reported to have fallen as much as 49% compared with April 2019, affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, while the declining value of hides as a percentage of total live steer value was particularly significant in the second half of April.

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LHCA industry association launched

Officially launched on January 1, the Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA) brings together the Leather Industries of America (LIA) and the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA).

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USHSLA and LIA finalise merger

The U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) and the Leather Industries of America (LIA) formally merged organisations during a signing ceremony at their joint Annual Meeting and Convention held in Chicago on September 18 – 20.

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Versatility and longevity of leather expressed at New York congress

A number of descriptive words relating to leather were repeatedly used during the 4th World Leather Congress (WLC) in New York on July 16. They aimed at showing the various qualities of the material in front of stylists, designers, students and buyers attending the one-day event. The WLC took place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.

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New York hosts 4th World Leather Congress

The 4th World Leather Congress is taking place at the Metropolitan Pavillion in Manhattan, New York, on July 16 under the theme of “Leather in everyday life”, with over 200 delegates attending the one-day event.

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USHSLA and LIA speak against U.S. retaliation on EU leather goods

The U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) and Leather Industries of America (LIA) filed joint comments on May 28 with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), urging the Trump Administration against moving forward with proposed retaliation on European Union (EU) leather handbag imports to the U.S..

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ICT confirms a difficult year for the industry

Members of the International Council of Tanners’ (ICT) met in Hong Kong on March 12 for its AGM and to reflect on a difficult year in 2018 for the global tanning industry. Looking ahead for its activities in 2019, it will host the 4th World Leather Congress in New York on July 16.

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