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Small rawhide traders in trouble

Small-scale rawhide traders in Bangladesh are currently unable to sell salt-cured hides at expected prices due to influential traders seeking to slow the pace of purchases, The Daily Star reports.


Indian Eid celebrations result in hide and skin dumping

Following the Eid-ul-Azha celebrations across Kashmir in Northern India, there has been a sharp decline in the collection of raw hides and skins, as people were seen dumping them along roadsides and water bodies in the Indian valley. Usually, they are collected from households by seasonal traders and madrasa/orphanages, who sell the hides which then get tanned.


Global leather industry states position on leather alternatives

A group of organisations representing the global leather industry including the International Council of Tanners’ (ICT), Cotance (the Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community), Leather Naturally and ICHSLTA (the International Council of Hides, Skins and Leather Traders’ Associations) have issued a joint statement around the growing use of alternative materials that are marketed against genuine leather.