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Looking on the bright side

Mike Redwood takes a breather from the doom and gloom of the world at large and asks what the leather industry can do to bring some positivity to consumers.

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Increasing business cost concerns at Lineapelle 99

There were a lot more visitors to Lineapelle on the second day of the three-day show on February 23, where 950 exhibitors were highlighting Spring/Summer 2023 leather collections across six halls including accessories, components and synthetics.

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Building back better

After the tsunami that caused devastating loss of life in 2006, the concept of ‘building back better’ came into prominence. It may be the perfect phrase for leather to adopt now. While the unknowns about the Covid-19 pandemic make matters unpredictable, a fresh restart with a reset positioning for leather that is forthright and positive rather than defensive and cowering is required.

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Richemont expects half-year profits to increase 80%

The Switzerland headquartered global luxury goods holding Group reports that trading for the six months ended September 30, showed sales rising 10% on a reported basis and 12% on a constant currency basis compared with the prior year. 

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Louis Vuitton to open factory in the U.S

The luxury French brand is said to be planning the opening of a manufacturing plant in the U.S to cater for the rising demand for its handbags as well as the possibility of an additional production site in France and an expansion of its workshop in Portugal.

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