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Success for Green Tanning Initiative in Ethiopia

ILM spoke to the companies and organisations behind the Green Tanning Initiative work in Ethiopia to find out the results of tannery trials as they aim to lower the environmental impact of leathermaking. This exclusive ILM editorial feature is available to read for free on the ILM app for Apple and Android devices.

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The juicy fifth quarter

I was upset last week when I was directed to an item on the Dezeen website where the head of Helsinki Fashion Week was talking provocatively about farming leather. I promptly responded in the abyss of the “comments” section which never gets read. I suppose it relieves the upset at seeing more malevolent abuse of facts. 

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CTC highlights novel hide traceability system

Thierry Poncet, Sustainable Development Manager, CTC Groupe highlighted the results of the CTC’s automated hide and skin traceability system during a Smart Talk seminar at the recent Premiere Vision Leather (PVL) trade show in Paris on September 20.

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Gucci to go fur free in 2018

Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Italian luxury fashion brand Gucci, has announced it will stop using fur as from its Spring-Summer 2018 collection.

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A marketing giant without realising it

Today you can buy a leather version of a 1972 Nike Classic that changed the running shoe market. The red leather Cortez. It's existence is like a three dimensional history of the past 50 years in our industry.

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Future success depends on the right position

A few years ago, senior industry figures became aggravated about the intense and inaccurate attacks that were being made on leather and, as a result, we established Leather Naturally! There were many sceptics and anyone who heard or read what I said to an ICT (International Council of Tanners’) meeting back in the mid 1990s would know my thoughts

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A tanners complaint

This is an opinion about the present situation facing the leather industry as explained to me by a European tanner with many decades of experience. Although he presented it as his personal opinion he is convinced it concerns many of his peers as well. It is therefore interesting for all of us to read and take notice:

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The market is not what it was last summer

The Sauer Report is the leading raw materials pricing and market analysis website in the world and features editorial written by Ron Sauer, who has been in the raw materials business for over 40 years. Read below to gain an overview of the current market sentiment. Detailed analysis and pricing information can be accessed by TheSauerReport subscribers.

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