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Global sourcing realignment post Covid-19

Sitting down with an industry contact over a strong espresso at the Lineapelle fair in Milan in late February underlined my feeling that the global leather supply chain is currently undergoing a major transformation, writes ILM Content Director Martin Ricker.

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Leather can help solve our biggest problems

In his latest comment, Mike Redwood explores the concept that leather has always been a positive influence on society and only continues to become more beneficial over alternatives for the environment.

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APLF 2022 to relocate from Hong Kong to Dubai

APLF Ltd, organisers of the 2022 edition of the APLF Leather and Materials+ exhibition, have announced that the next show will take place in Dubai rather than Hong Kong. The fair will take place on the same dates as previously announced, March 30 – April 1, 2022.

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The Mulberry Made to Last Manifesto

If you watched the APLF Academy seminars, which are all now available on YouTube, you may have seen “The sustainability of knowledge within the industry”, presented by Rachel Garwood of the University of Northampton. She demonstrated how much University Leather education has changed over the last decade to create better options for both what is called “lifelong learning” and traditional leather learning - changes that have rapidly advanced because of COVID-19.

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