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Luncheon matters

It is Wednesday and we are sitting outside Purchases restaurant on high chairs with small tables in North Street, Chichester, a historic Cathedral town near London. This is our first lunch away from home since September 2020, as the UK cautiously attempts to escape the shackles of Covid-19. 

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6th Freiberg Leather Days underway

Taking place outside of Germany for the first time, the 6th Freiberg Leather Days annual conference is being held in the leafy Dutch town of Oisterwijk as guest hosts of the Dutch Association of Leather Chemists and Technicians (NVLST). 

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Gruppo Dani celebrates 65th anniversary

Founded in 1950 in the Italian tanning town of Arzignano, Italian tanners Gruppo Dani celebrated its 65th anniversary on July 3 with a gala evening at the Basilica Palladiana, one of the most famous monuments in the town of Vicenza. 

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Kenyan government proposes a new “Leather City”

The Kenyan government has announced plans to establish a Leather City, a fully-fledged product development facility in Athi River, a town outside capital Nairobi, that will be the first of its kind in the country. The industrial park will be set on 500 acres of land that has been identified in eastern Kenya, which the government is optimistic could generate 10 times the current value of exported raw materials and leather to achieve US1.09 billion in 18 months.

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New Innovation Park for Igualada tanners

Proposals have been put forward for the creation of a new Innovation Park for leather and leather goods makers in the tanning town of Igualada. Industrial land in the town has been set aside for the scheme.

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