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Leathermaking with pride

Modern geopolitics has become a major influence on the leather industry in a way that is unusual outside of war, albeit, it was the slower application of geopolitical trends that pushed leather making out of the more advanced economies and into the emerging markets. 

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The Circular Economy means using longer, and longer

When many people talk about the Circular Economy they think only of end of life. Then how an article can be broken into technical and organic elements to be fully re-utilised, rather than disposed of or recycled into some sub-optimal use.

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BMW posts record sales in 2018

The premium German car manufacturer says it has achieved its highest-ever annual sales with a total of 2,125,026 units (+1.8%) sold worldwide in 2018.

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Research reports forced labour risks in global footwear making

A recent international research says that as manufacturers seek to reduce costs to meet consumer demands in ‘hyper-competitive markets’ by shifting production to cheaper labour markets and using temporary and contract labour, this creates a demand for illicit subcontracting and lower-cost sub-suppliers.

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Fashion industry sales nearly triple between 2016-18

Although the fashion industry sales growth are forecast to nearly triple between 2016 and 2018, the rebound is not even across the globe, with the mature Western regions no longer as the “global stronghold” for fashion sales.

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