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Thursday, October 7 at 3pm CET (2pm BST)  

ILM is hosting the next in a series of webinars relating to the ongoing hot topic of traceability and transparency in the leather supply chain. ILM will be joined by industry leading presenters from Gibson Bass, Vitelco Leather, Oeko-Tex and Spoor Leather.

Presenters and topics:

  • “Traceability: Why and how?” – Joe Gibson, Co-founder and Managing Director, Gibson Bass
  • “ReVeal: 100% Traceability at Vitelco Leather” – Twan De Bie, Managing Director, Vitelco Leather
  • “From farm to store: a pilot for full transparency in the leather supply chain.” – Dr Dominik Kinschel, Product Manager Standard 100 & Leather Standard, Oeko-Tex and Birgitte Holgaard Langer, Business Development Director, Spoor Leather
  • Q&A moderated by Martin Ricker, ILM Content Director.

High Street retailers and major brands are facing ever increasing demands from consumers and NGOs (non-governmental organisations) about where products come from and what conditions they are manufactured under. Brands and retailers, especially in the high-end luxury segment, face serious problems with fake counterfeit products and need to make sure that any leather products are made to the highest standards when it comes to animal welfare, environmental standards and authenticity.

In recent years, human rights and environment-focused NGOs, as well as animal welfare campaign groups, have attacked the leather industry for perceived violations in working conditions, environmental controls and its association with poor animal welfare practices.

To counter these threats, and to show greater transparency in the leather supply chain, responsible leather makers, brands and retailers have sought to introduce traceability into their supply chains. The three presentations in this webinar will outline best practice and the latest technology available to track leather through the supply chain.

The webinar presentations will be followed by a Q&A moderated by ILM Content Director Martin Ricker.

Who should watch this webinar?

This webinar is aimed at anyone connected with the global leather supply chain from the raw materials to the finished product. It is particularly relevant for hide/skin suppliers, tanners, brands, retailers and OEMs.

How can I register to attend?

The webinar will be broadcast on Thursday, October 7 at 3pm CET (2pm BST), and will last approximately 45-60 minutes.