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Making a start with the Higg Index

The leather industry is rightly furious with claims being made on behalf of alternate materials, most of which are made from fossil fuels. These materials would be labelled plastics, rather than synthetics, if they were built into any structural form rather than a sheet material.

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Building back better

After the tsunami that caused devastating loss of life in 2006, the concept of ‘building back better’ came into prominence. It may be the perfect phrase for leather to adopt now. While the unknowns about the Covid-19 pandemic make matters unpredictable, a fresh restart with a reset positioning for leather that is forthright and positive rather than defensive and cowering is required.

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American Leather parent appoints new Chief Revenue Officer

Stefanie Lucas has joined upholstery specialist American Leather Holdings, parent company of American Leather, Lee Industries, Brookline Furniture and Bench Made Modern, as Chief Revenue Officer and will be overseeing revenue, marketing and merchandising for the group’s brands. 

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The language of leather

A few weeks ago I was intrigued to see an unexpected response to an item I wrote here from Gustavo Gonzalez-Quijano, the longstanding Secretary-General of Cotance.

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LN reacts to Harper’s Bazaar article on vegan leather debate

The Leather Naturally (LN) initiative has responded an article published by women’s fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar UK, which seeks to explain the differences between ‘vegan leather’ and ‘real leather’ and to inform readers on how to make their choices when purchasing products made from either material.

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