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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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Lack of training for tannery workers in Bangladesh

A study conducted at 16 tanneries, two leather goods factories, and two footwear manufacturers in Bangladesh has concluded that 61% of leather workers currently suffer from various types of health problems and injuries due to accidents at the workplace.

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Leather and innovation

By accident today I ended up in a theoretical discussion on innovation. A hundred years ago tanneries used to trademark their strong selling leathers, and twenty or thirty years ago, the top tanners supported their most innovative products with heavy branding and promotion. “Heavy” in leather industry terms, anyway.

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The challenge of combatting modern slavery and counterfeiting

High Street retailers and major brands are facing ever increasing demands from consumers and NGO’s about where products come from and under what conditions they are manufactured. Brands and retailers, especially in the high-end luxury segment, face serious problems with fake or counterfeit products and need to make sure that any leather products are not made using suppliers that use forced or child labour. 

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Comprehensive report on leather supply chain traceability

High Street retailers and major brands are facing ever increasing demands from consumers and NGO’s about where products come from and under what conditions they are manufactured. Brands and retailers, especially in the high-end luxury segment, face serious problems with fake or counterfeit products and need to make sure that any leather products made from exotic species are all sourced legally and meet CITES rules. 

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Water problems persist for Northern Italian tanners

Some tanners in northern Italy are facing real problems in the on-going situation relating water usage and waste treatment. Tanners in the areas of Montebello/Zermeghedo are said to be under extreme control by the authorities. Contract tanners in the area, in particular, have been badly hit and some have been closed all week. 

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