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Uruguayan upholstery tannery to close

The management of a Uruguayan tannery has announced its closure, allegedly calling the decision “irreversible”. Around 250 employees stand to lose their jobs. 

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Stand-off over prices leads to rotting hides

Following on from the slaughter of up to approximately 65,000 head of cattle to mark the celebration of the festival of Eid and a world slump in raw material prices, the government has tried to step in and fix prices for hides.

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APLF announces new configuration in 2020

The trade show organisers have announced they will re-segment and re-group the product zones as from 2020. APLF Leather is to be relocated from Level 1 to Level 3, offering more prime stand locations to current exhibitors.

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Leather being usurped

It is not surprising that some consumers are buying items with plastic or textiles instead of leather. After all, leather has been conceding end uses from the beginning of mankind. It was the first useful material available when the human species started to stand up and walk about so this was inevitable; it could not be perfect for everything. The mantra has always been that leather did not object to competition. It came from a source that was limited, depending as it does on meat and dairy consumption, so other materials are required. 

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