Leather Learning Series by Textile Exchange
First webinar of a series of three: The inherent sustainability of leather!
A dialogue between Smit & Zoon and EMMA Safety Footwear
Hans van Haarst (CEO, Smit & Zoon) in conversation with Iris van Wanrooij (Program Manager CSR, EMMA Safety Footwear). Why sustainability is necessary in order to continue to exist and grow as an organization and to contribute to a better world!
A dialogue between the leather and the textile industry
Hans van Haarst (Smit & Zoon) in dialogue with Shirley Schijvens (Schijvens Confectiefabriek Hilvarenbeek) about the challenges in the leather and textile industry. Be inspired by their incredible energy and drive to make both value chains sustainable.
A drop makes a difference!
Smit & Zoon on India International Leather Fair
Smit & Zoon takes part in the India International Leather Fair. This 35th edition of IILF will be held from February 1-3 2020 at Channai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam Chennai.
Smit & Zoon achieves highest level of ZDHC-certification
Smit & Zoon has received the highest level of ZDHC certification, proving that its products for the leather industry meet all requirements connected to Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC).
Smit & Zoon to use Beet Pulp as an alternative to chemical ingredients in leather production
Thanks to research by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research in close collaboration with Smit & Zoon, the production of leather can become more sustainable. The research has shown that pectins from sugar beet pulp are suitable as bio-based ingredients in the production of leather.
Smit & Zoon achieves highest level of ZDHC certification
We are proud to announce that Smit & Zoon has received the highest level of ZDHC certification, proving that our products meet all requirements connected to Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC).
Leather Naturally starts funding for METCHA year 2
Leather Naturally announced the success story of their Global Marketing Campaign METCHA and started the funding for the second year of this campaign that was launched in July 2019.
New sales manager for Middle East, Afrika & selected EU countries
Johnny Mokbel has joined as per December 1st, 2019 as a new area Sales Manager for Middle East, Africa and selected countries as Greece and Turkey. In Turkey and Egypt Johnny will be the sales manager for the Codyeco brands whereas in other countries Johnny will be the sales manager for both Codyeco and Smit brands for our wet end and finishing product lines.
Announcement new website
On November 22, with due pride, the three new online environments of Smit & Zoon were launched: SmitZoon.com, SmitWet-end.com and Codyeco.com. All three websites are published in English; the Italian version of the Codyeco website will follow.
Codyeco Shines at Lineapelle / Simac Tanning Tech
Codyeco prides itself in always creating innovative products that are also considered original as well as having the ability to make the usage of leather more versatile.
Smit & Zoon wins EY Family Business Legacy Award 2018
Weesp, The Netherlands, October 3rd – Smit & zoon won the EY Family Business Legacy Award of 2018 on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018. This is an oeuvre prize that rewards and recognizes the qualities of exceptional entrepreneurs from family businesses in the Netherlands.