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Fashion industry needs to stop vilifying leather

Having recently joined the ILM team and the leather industry from the fashion and retail sector, where I was Editor of a leading b2b magazine, I have been eager to learn about the leather trade, including the challenges it faces and opportunities ahead. It’s quite apparent that there are many parallels between the key issues in both sectors. 


Leather | True or False?

What's true, what's false? Sort the facts from the fiction about leather in this straightforward guide to the industry.


Why you shouldn't worry about chromium

Cotance has just released the latest in its series of newlettters that tackle some of the myths and misunderstandings about leather. 


Where does leather come from?

Leather UK releases a short animation that clearly describes where leather comes from, its benefits and versatility.


Cow Hide - the New Leopard Print?

Fashion forecaster WGSN predicts that cowhide trend is only just begining, with a look that works across all categories. 


Leather Properties

Leather is a versatile material - this short guide from Leather Naturally sets outs the different properties from softness, to water resistant leathers, explaining each in simple terms. Download PDF


'Leather is the oldest example of recycling...'

The Cotance January 2019 newsletter tackles misconceptions about the origins of leather and using the context of a jacket, sets out a clear explanation of where leather comes from for a new generation. The content is available in English, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian.


Motorist Wins Compensation for 'Fake' Leather

A Mercedes driver in the UK has won his claim that a description of 'leather' seats in the brochure was 'misleading'. Read the full story here.


How I was fooled by synthetic leather

Leather Naturally Chair, Egbert Dikkers thought he was making a sustainable choice when he opted for an electric car with leather interior. So why was his car delivered with plastic seats? 


What will the Tannery in 2030 be like?

International Leather Maker has published a personal view of Egbert Dikkers, Chair of Leather Naturally of what the leather supply chain could be like by 2030. 


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