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EU social partners set out future strategy demands

The European social partners representing the textile, clothing, leather, and footwear (TCLF) industries met on July 4 with EU representatives and have agreed joint demands to ensure that the textiles ecosystem can become more resilient, sustainable, and digital as set out in the EU textiles strategy. 

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USHSLA brings leather to Shanghai catwalk

The inaugural Forever Leather Fashion Show, which took place on September 3 at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai and was hosted by the U.S. Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) in conjunction with the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), was hailed a success, with over 200 invited guests, media and key representatives from across the leather industry in attendance.

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Sustainable Leather Forum confirms more speakers

Three more speakers have been added to the roaster of high-profile presenters set to attend the first Sustainable Leather Forum in Paris on September 16, joining representatives from companies such as Louis Vuitton, Kering and Tanneries Haas. 

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Brands and retailers talk about leather

During the final session of the World Leather Congress, which took place on July 16 at the Metropolitan Pavillion in Manhattan, New York, representatives from leading brands such as Coach, Wolverine World Wide, Poltrona Frau and Tory Burch explained why they love leather so much. 

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Wake-up call for auto tanners

At the end of November, ILM was invited to attend an automotive industry stakeholder event in Brussels. Surprisingly, ILM was the only representative from the leather industry attending which slipped quietly under the radar in this industry. Yet, for representatives of other materials commonly used in vehicles, they were well present and ready to engage with the initiative. 

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