U.S. Hides and Skins market situation. Last year US exports showed an increase of 7% in value for salted hides, but a decrease of -4% in wet blue. The outlook for next months will depend on the rate of recovery in global demand for leather.
The annual general meeting of UNIC – Unione Nazionale Industria Conciaria (Italian Tanners’ Association) talked about a living, vital, sustainable industry characterised by remarkable “biodiversity
The leather sector meets in Santa Croce to discuss potential forms of cooperation
The World Leather Congress scheduled for 29 August 2017 in Shanghai, one day before the ACLE 2017, aims to outline the possible scenarios for the coming years
Data from the Conseil National du Cuir show a positive first half for French exports, which grew by almost 7% […]
Heavy and obvious branding is being replaced by an emphasis on quality. At a difficult time for the leather industry in all sectors, this is one outstandingly good message. We cannot live by loosely defined “luxury” where price conscious food stores purport to sell “luxury sausages”, but properly made leather can serve a small luxury sector and is perfectly placed for the level below where true quality goods are sought out by consumers.
The annual UNIC – National Union of the Tanning Industry meeting marked a decisive break away from the management style of […]
An analysis by Conseil National du Cuir shows a fragmented market, where footwear exports grew, while raw hides continued to sit on the fence
Vicentine tanning industry is still suffering, with a decline in both production and exports, even if employment is on the rise
A talk with Yves Morin, CTC CEO & UITIC president
Interview with Thomas C. J. Yu, new-elected President of CHEMISTS’ UNION
It’s fundamental to avoid driving leather into a commodity price bracket
The 31 May 2018 deadline appears to be a problematic one and many fear consequences for the tanning industry due to the impossibility of finding commonly used substances for which registration was not required and which have, therefore, been removed from the market.
With only two years to go, brands and tanners are being challenged to meet the Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) goals: the elimination of all hazardous chemicals in the whole production process of the global textile, leather and footwear value chain