In his comment piece, Redwood discusses how the term “regenerative” and its relationship with agriculture is badly defined and how the leather industry needs to be wary of loose definitions which could be damaging if not used carefully and supported by proper science and data.

The latest issue of ILM also provides a broad cross section of topics impacting the global leather supply chain, including the latest developments around leather chemical process efficiencies, compliance and REACH regulations. ILM Consultant Technical Editor Karl Flowers also provides an overview on plant growth and the composting of leather when considering leather biodegradability.

Meanwhile, Giancarlo Dani, CEO of Italian tanners Gruppo Dani tells Isabella Griffiths in an exclusive ILM interview about the company’s commitment to sustainability and its future growth strategy.
In addition, the latest issue features a detailed market report from Turkey and an interview with Turkish tanner, Burak Uyguner, who is also President of the Turkish Leather Industrialists’ Association (TLIA).
Isabella Griffiths also interviews Deborah Taylor and Karl Flowers, founders of the Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF) and its recently launched Transparency Dashboard aimed to assist brands and retailers in sourcing leathers across environmental, social and governance criteria using new and pre-existing standards and accreditations.

Other editorial highlights include:

• This edition’s Talking Point asks key industry players in the raw materials supply business whether hide and skin quality has deteriorated over the past decade?
• An exclusive interview with Dr Dietrich Tegtmeyer on his new role at TFL and responsible chemical management for making sustainable leather.

In addition to these premium editorial features, the July-August 2021 edition also includes regular items such as news review, the Redwood column, raw materials prices, trends, and much more.

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