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Plans to ship solid waste from Savar

In a move that is expected to help reduce the issue of solid waste pollution plaguing the Savar Tannery Industrial Estate (STIE) in Bangladesh local reports say a company will start removing the waste in the coming weeks.

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Collaboration for new circular textile made from leather waste

Sustainable natural material company Spinnova and footwear brand Ecco’s key leather supplier, KT Trading, have established Respin, a new joint venture offering a natural leather fabric made from leather waste without harmful chemicals and which it claims can set new standards for the industry when pilot scale production starts at the end of 2021.

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U.S. footwear sector remains under pressure

U.S. trade association Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) has released latest data from the North American shoe marketplace, revealing a continued difficult trading climate for the sector. 

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Mulberry warns of COVID-19 impact

Following the directives of the British government due to the coronavirus spread, the leather handbags manufacturer closed all its UK stores until further notice.

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Industry gathers at ACLE Shanghai

The first day of the fair kicked off on Tuesday, September 3, at the SNIEC in Shanghai, with a steady stream of domestic and international visitors, much to the relief of exhibitors, who had been bracing themselves for a quieter turnout amid the challenging global trading climate. 

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