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Leather Manifesto returns for COP27

While COP27 is underway in Egypt, the leather industry has come together again to produce a manifesto addressing the role of natural materials in the challenges of climate change.

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How can we achieve and prove sustainability in chemicals?

Every fabric used in the production of shoes, leather goods, furniture, car interior, garments, or other areas which use flexible material uses chemicals to make the final material. Even natural materials such as organic textile or leather use chemicals to give the final material a performance. 

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Quimser’s eco-tanning solutions

Spain-headquartered leather chemical company Quimser has developed a series of products for consumers who are demanding cleaner, more environmentally friendly leather products.

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Talking Point January/February 2022

In the first issue of the year, we asked experts from across the leather industry: Why do you feel that natural materials including leather are treated so negatively on the Higg Material Sustainability Index, and do you think that materials from fossil-fuel carbon sources are unfairly advantaged?

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The spirit of leather

It has long been known that consumers are emotional purchasers but, since the 1960s, consumer behaviour has continued to be characterised, in teaching and in company approaches, via the classical model based on a multi-stage, linear model for purchasing.

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Industry calls on COP26 to prioritise leather

The leather industry has released a manifesto calling for governments at the upcoming COP26 summit in Scotland to prioritise leather as a natural material as part of efforts to reduce the world’s reliance on fossil fuels.

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Buckman announces 15-20% price rise

U.S.-based specialty chemical supplier Buckman has announced global price increases of 15 to 20% for all of its product offerings, effective October 1, 2021 or as customer contracts allow.

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Talking Point

In this edition, key industry figures discuss whether consumers understand the differences between genuine leather and synthetic vehicle interiors when buying a car, or whether the lines have become blurred.

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