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VF Corp named among ‘World’s Most Ethical Company’ list

The U.S. based producer of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, has been recognised as a ‘2017 World’s Most Ethical Company’, scoring high in the five categories of ethics and compliance, corporate citizenship and responsibility, culture of ethics, governance and leadership, innovation and reputation.


FDRA recognises responsible footwear makers

The U.S Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) recently recognised eight footwear factories with the special distinction as a Recognised Responsible Footwear Manufacturer (list below). A committee of top footwear sourcing executives across the industry determined the recipients of this prestigious designation based on those factories found to be the most compliant with FDRA’s new Code of Conduct.


IULTCS grant for Young Leather Scientists

In keeping with its founding purpose – to encourage technology, chemistry, and science of leather - the Executive Committee of the IULTCS has announced the funding of a leather research grant. The grant will be awarded to a suitable candidate under the age of 30, and for a leather research project to be conducted at a recognised institution in 2015.