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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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Talking Point

This month’s burning question: Are some OEMs confusing consumers over labelling (or mislabelling) of leather in car interiors with other non-leather materials? Have they been discretely “decontenting” genuine leather with alternative, cheaper components to cut costs? ILM asks industry insiders.

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What is happening with leather garments?

Every year the catwalk shows feature leather in some way or another. This year for men, the rich and famous are switching from shearling to a more formal trench coat design mostly using brightly finished leathers with quite a high polish. These coats start at around US$4,000, slide upwards to US$15,000 and are, consequently, not intended to hit high volumes.

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Syn-Bios finishing ink dye

Italy based Syn-Bios’s corporate philosophy consists of a constant commitment to the research and development of innovative chemical and technical solutions, paying special attention to human health and environmental sustainability.

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Three reasons for the leather industry to work together

The sky’s the limit and the future is bright for the new generation at GST AutoLeather. We are thankful to everyone who has supported the company during the past few months, and we are super excited about our fresh start, especially the opening of our new 180,000 sq ft modern finishing facility in Jiaxing, China – tours will begin in Q2 of 2018.

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Seven new high concern chemicals listed by ECHA

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has listed seven new chemicals on the REACH Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC); a list of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment.

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