Leather industry continues to feel global trade uncertainty
The global trade uncertainty continues to impact the leather production because this uncertainty impacts the demand for cars, leather goods and shoes, aside from the existing changing nature of the use of leather as a fabric.
How many wake-up calls does the Leather industry and you need?
I am proud to be part of the leather industry, an industry that has been making a huge progress to manufacture a sustainable material, bringing comfort, luxury and joy to consumers. Personally, I feel less and less need to go into the defence when leather is debated in comparison to alternative materials
Education and promotion of leather
Leather Naturally is the global leather industry’s initiative to educate and promote leather to designers, brands and consumers. Leather Naturally as an association has doubled membership since last year and is eagerly welcoming new companies in the leather industry as a member.
Restrictions on Chrome VI
Restriction is one of the available instruments in EU-REACh to protect human health and the environment from unacceptable risks posed by chemicals.
Pride or Hide
The leather industry is experiencing a challenging time. One of the biggest challenges we currently face is to ensure that consumers and designers base their choice for a material on facts and understanding.
The LIFE Biopol project aims to provide answers to the most relevant issues of European policies for the leather industry: in particular the reduction of hazardous chemicals as well as their environmental footprint and impacts.
In 2013, Smit & zoon Wet-end introduced the Simplicity concept. Simplicity means: shorter tannery processes providing attractive, high-quality leather while saving water and energy. Although each tannery uses different processes, the Simplicity approach can be used in any tannery and tailored to its operating methods.