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Skin cells to grow leather

The U.S start-up, Modern Meadow, has already registered over a dozen patents, grows leather in a lab from skin cells to produce collagen.

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Tanners develop light and airy leathers for summer fashion

Record-breaking thinness, perforated like lace, worked in woven strips of lamb leather, refined to the extreme, or produced in a palette of bright colours, Première Vision Leather (PVL) has put forward a selection of leather innovations from its exhibiting tanneries, light and ideal for warm and sunny weather.

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Ban on hides may lead to smuggling

Industry insiders fear that hides may be smuggled to India as traders exhaust their stock capacity following the Government’s ban on hides entering Hazaribagh.

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Setting standards between tanner and buyer

As a leather buyer for over 25 years, I was always interested in systems and methods employed by different companies when sourcing leather because I wanted to see how we could improve or learn something different. Sometimes it was difficult to elicit information although I must say that, in my experience, one of the best parts of the shoe and leather trade is people’s openness to discuss aspects of their business in an effort to help one another. However, since those days, I have been better able to observe different approaches employed. One area that comes to mind is standard setting and control which I believe is paramount to good control of leather supplied to the factory and being used in shoe manufacturing.

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West Coast Port strike contributed to hide price collapse

In February and March 2015, Union led industrial action across the West Ports of U.S. created a gridlock in shipments whose consequences have become clearer now to the hide and skin supply trade in North America. American hides prices have fallen more than 40% in recent months.

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Ecology and hide traceability focus at PVL

337 exhibitors will showcase their Autumn/Winter 2016-17 collections at the forthcoming edition of Première Vision Leather to be held in Hall 3 of Paris Nord Villepinte on September15-17, 2015.

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CLRI develop cooling leather technology

A new project currently underway at the CLRI (Central Leather Research Institute) in India uses chemicals that can imitate real skin and keep the body-feel cooler than the outside temperature.

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