CSCB Sustainability Forum 2020 goes digital

Brazil
Published:  26 November, 2020

Taking place December 9 –10, the CSCB Sustainability Forum 2020 will be held under the theme “Connecting brands and people”.

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Light-weight product innovation for automotive leather

Worldwide
Published:  26 November, 2020

The latest developments in light-weight product innovation for automotive leather will be the focus of a presentation by Mark Bartle, Senior Leather Specialist Wet End Automotive at chemical supplier Stahl, at the first ILM Digital Automotive Leather Supply Chain Forum. The virtual event will be held on December 9, 2020 at 1.30pm GMT (2.30pm CET). For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

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Lagos Leather Fair hosts round of industry talks

Nigeria
Published:  26 November, 2020

Held digitally on November 19 – 22, topics discussed during the four-day event ranged from the current and future situation of the leather industry to creativity and intellectual property.

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Rolls-Royce welcomes new apprentices at workshop

United Kingdom
Published:  25 November, 2020

The luxury car manufacturer has welcomed 18 new apprentices at its manufacturing site located in West Sussex, England.

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China’s retail sales up 4.3% in October

China
Published:  25 November, 2020

Retail sales of consumer goods in China reached CNY3.858 trillion (US$587 billion) in October, up 4.3% compared with the same month in 2019.

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Leather Naturally seeks to attract new members

Worldwide
Published:  25 November, 2020

The Leather Naturally initiative is seeking to recruit new members and has launched a campaign to support its Metcha campaign with financial donations.

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New President and CEO for Lamborghini

Italy
Published:  24 November, 2020

Stephan Winkelmann returns to Automobili Lamborghini as the new President and CEO, effective December 1, 2020.

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Obuv Rossii sales up 6% in October

Russia
Published:  24 November, 2020

The footwear retail chain operates a network of 843 sales outlets in 336 cities across Russia.

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Board changes at Burberry

United Kingdom
Published:  24 November, 2020

The British fashion label has announced that Antoine Bernard de Saint-Affrique has been appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director and member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

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How to improve automotive leather with sustainable chemistry

Worldwide
Published:  23 November, 2020

Dr Peter Thoma, responsible for Development, Leather Auxiliaries Division at German chemical supplier Zschimmer & Schwarz, is among the high-calibre speakers at the first ILM Digital Automotive Leather Supply Chain Forum, which will be held on December 9, 2020 at 1.30pm GMT (2.30pm CET). For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

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APLF online events to focus on three geographical regions

Worldwide
Published:  23 November, 2020

For three consecutive weeks, buyers from China, India and Africa/Middle East will be able to log in to the Virtual APLF Events to meet new suppliers, source new products and attend webinars.

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North American operations boost Marfrig’s third quarter results

Worldwide
Published:  23 November, 2020

For the third quarter of 2020, consolidated net revenue for the Brazil headquartered meat processor totalled R$16,833 million (US$3.12 billion), advancing 32.1% from the same quarter in the previous year.

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Hublot partners with Berluti for iconic timepiece

Worldwide
Published:  20 November, 2020

Luxury men’s fashion house Berluti and watchmaker Hublot, have partnered to create the “Big Bang Unico” chronograph.

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Burton of London changes hands

Europe
Published:  20 November, 2020

French businessman Thierry Le Guénic is the new owner of Burton of London, following an alleged filing at the French Competition Authority on September 30.

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Frasers Group could acquire Mulberry

United Kingdom
Published:  20 November, 2020

The retail Group, formerly known as Sports Direct, has increased its stake in the British leather goods brand to 36.82%.

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McLaren shares approach to leather interiors at ILM Digital Forum

Worldwide
Published:  19 November, 2020

Jo Lewis, Colour and Materials Manager at sports supercar manufacturer McLaren is among the keynote speakers at the first ILM Digital Automotive Leather Supply Chain Forum, which will be held on December 9, 2020 at 1.30pm GMT (2.30pm CET). For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

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Dr Martens could launch IPO in early 2021

United Kingdom
Published:  19 November, 2020

The iconic British footwear brand has reportedly appointed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to lead its initial public offering (IPO).

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Ferrari says it is on track to achieve top end of full year guidance

Worldwide
Published:  19 November, 2020

The super sports car manufacturer shipped 2,313 units in the third quarter of 2020, down 161 units or 6.5% year-on-year.

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Mango predicts €1 billion from online sales

Worldwide
Published:  19 November, 2020

The Spanish High Street fashion brand forecasts €1 billion in revenue from online sales in 2021.

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Porsche and Puma team up for limited shoe edition

Worldwide
Published:  18 November, 2020

The luxury car manufacturer and the global sportswear company have teamed up to create a limited-edition collection of shoes celebrating the 911 Turbo. 

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JD.com posts 29% increase in net revenue

China
Published:  18 November, 2020

The Chinese e-commerce platform has announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2020.

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15 countries in Asia Pacific sign world’s largest trade agreement

Asia
Published:  18 November, 2020

China and 14 other Asia-Pacific countries have signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest trade agreement, on November 15.

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Final opportunity to register for ILM webinar aimed at brands and retailers

Worldwide
Published:  17 November, 2020

It's the last chance to register for the free-to-attend ILM webinar, “What brands and retailers are looking for from their leather suppliers”. The webinar will be broadcast at 3pm CET (2pm UK) on Wednesday, November 18 and will last for approximately 45 minutes. Click here to register.

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Tyson’s beef sales volume up 11.8%

United States
Published:  17 November, 2020

Tyson Foods has reported strong fourth quarter and fiscal 2020 results, with sales volume in the beef segment up 11.8% in the last quarter.

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Webinar discusses opportunities to build European TCLF VET Network

Europe
Published:  17 November, 2020

On the occasion of the EU Vocational Education and Training (VET) Skills Week, the Erasmus+ Skills4Smart TCLF industries 2030 Blueprint project consortium welcomed over 100 EU TCLF VET providers and other public and private stakeholders to a webinar presenting the opportunities and next steps to build up a European network to promote excellence.

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Digital forum to examine Covid-19 impact and consumer perceptions of automotive leather

Worldwide
Published:  16 November, 2020

Giacomo Rossi, Senior Consultant – Mobility Europe at Frost & Sullivan and Stephen Jeske, Vice President Marketing & Business Development, GST AutoLeather, are among the high-profile presenters at the first digital ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain Forum, to be held on December 9, 2020 at 2pm GMT. For more information and delegate tickets, click here.

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Senior appointment at Caleres

United States
Published:  16 November, 2020

U.S. footwear Group Caleres has appointed a new President for its largest brand, Famous Footwear, a retail network specialised in athletic and casual shoes.

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Tod’s posts sales increase in third quarter

Worldwide
Published:  13 November, 2020

The Italian fashion label said that sales had significantly improved in the third quarter, with double-digit growth in China, while the e-commerce channel saw a “very strong growth” in the first nine months of the year.

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Fendi begins construction of new factory in Tuscany

Italy
Published:  13 November, 2020

The LVMH-owned luxury fashion brand is reported to have laid the first foundations of its new manufacturing site in the Italian region of Tuscany on November 11.

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EU imposes tariffs worth US$4 billion on U.S. products

Europe
Published:  13 November, 2020

Effective from November 10, the European Commission’s new regulation to increase tariffs on U.S. exports is a mirror of the measures taken by the U.S. Administration.

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JBS net revenue up 34% in third quarter

Brazil
Published:  13 November, 2020

The Brazilian meatpacker posted a consolidated net revenue of R$70.1 billion (US$12.84 billion) for the third quarter of 2020, up 34.3% year-on-year, with all business units posting revenue growth.

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Metcha calls for next round of industry support to build on success

Worldwide
Published:  12 November, 2020

The team responsible for Leather Naturally’s Metcha social media campaign hosted a webinar on November 11 to give an overview of the results achieved and to call on the industry to keep supporting the programme “financially and morally” to build on the momentum it has gained so far. 

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Traceability in the leather industry – from cow to product

Worldwide
Published:  12 November, 2020

Nina Conrad, Co-founder and Sustainability Manager of leather brand Leit & Held will be the final speaker in the upcoming free-to-attend webinar “What brands and retailers are looking for from their leather suppliers”, organised by ILM in association with theSauerReport. The webinar will be broadcast on November 18, 2020 at 2pm UK time (3pm CET). To register, please click here.

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Adidas sees recovery in third-quarter

Worldwide
Published:  12 November, 2020

The global sportswear manufacturer said its top- and bottom-line results for the third quarter were close to prior year level, with the e-commerce channel growing 51% on a currency-neutral basis.

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Burberry posts growth in leather goods category

Worldwide
Published:  12 November, 2020

Reporting its interim results for the 26 weeks ended September 26, 2020, the British fashion brand said it was “encouraged” by its overall recovery and the strong response to its brand and product, particularly among new and younger customers.

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Nike to release a series of Air Jordan 1s in 2021

Worldwide
Published:  11 November, 2020

Launched 35 years ago, the former U.S. basketball player Michael Jordan's first-ever signature shoe remains one of the most iconic sneakers on the market.

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Tyson Foods to build processing plants in China and Thailand

Worldwide
Published:  11 November, 2020

The U.S. headquartered meat processor plans to build new production facilities in China and Thailand, as well as to expand its facility in the Netherlands.

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Premium sneaker brand Axel Arigato receives investment funding

Sweden
Published:  10 November, 2020

Investment Group Eurazeo has announced an investment in Axel Arigato, a Swedish premium sneaker, ready-to-wear and accessories brand, produced in Europe.

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VF Corp acquires streetwear brand Supreme

United States
Published:  10 November, 2020

The U.S. headquartered footwear and apparel Group said the acquisition follows a long-standing relationship between Supreme and VF, with the Supreme brand a regular collaborator with VF’s Vans, The North Face and Timberland brands.

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ILM Digital Automotive Leather Supply Chain Forum

Worldwide
Published:  10 November, 2020

In an industry first, ILM will be hosting a Digital Automotive Leather Supply Chain Forum on December 9, 2020, bringing together leading names from the global automotive leather supply chain to discuss the current state of the sector, key challenges, market trends and the role of leather, as well as give an outlook on the future of the industry amid the coronavirus pandemic. To purchase an online delegate ticket, click here.

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LVMH and Timberland discuss environmental initiatives around leather with ILM

Worldwide
Published:  09 November, 2020

The November-December 2020 print and digital app edition of International Leather Maker (ILM) has been published and is available to download for subscribers on both Apple and Android devices. The issue features exclusive interviews with LVMH, Timberland and Professor Frank Mitloehner, as well as an in-depth report on the Higg MSI and its score for leather. 

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The beauty, versatility and sustainability of leather

Worldwide
Published:  09 November, 2020

Rodrigo Henriquez, Member of the Management Board of Leather Naturally, will host the second presentation in the upcoming free-to-attend webinar “What brands and retailers are looking for from their leather suppliers”, organised by ILM in association with theSauerReport. The webinar will be broadcast on November 18, 2020 at 2pm UK time (3pm CET). To register, please click here.

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Better performance for Capri Holdings in second fiscal quarter

Worldwide
Published:  09 November, 2020

The U.S. headquartered fashion Group has posted a 23% decline in revenue for the second quarter of its fiscal 2021, marking an improvement from the first quarter.

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Wolverine Worldwide says third quarter exceeded expectations

Worldwide
Published:  09 November, 2020

The U.S. headquartered footwear manufacturing Group said the Saucony and Chaco brands delivered double-digit revenue growth in the third quarter, year-onyear, while the Merrell and the work brands drove “meaningful sequential revenue improvement” compared with the previous second quarter.

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China’s President Xi vows to import more

China
Published:  06 November, 2020

Speaking during a video appearance at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on November 4, Xi Jinping said the country would import over US$22 trillion worth of goods in the next ten years.

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Leatherworld February 2021 edition cancelled

France
Published:  06 November, 2020

Trade fair organiser Messe Frankfurt France said it will propose an innovative alternate solution for the fashion industry following the cancellation of its February 2021 trade fairs.

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UK retail giant increases stake in Mulberry

United Kingdom
Published:  06 November, 2020

Frasers Group, formerly known as Sports Direct, has more than doubled its stake in the British premium leather goods company.

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Hugo Boss returns to profit in third quarter

Worldwide
Published:  05 November, 2020

The Germany headquartered premium fashion label said the Group’s own retail business recorded a considerably more robust performance in the third quarter compared with the first half of the year.

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New owner for Clarks

Worldwide
Published:  05 November, 2020

A Hong Kong based private equity firm is to acquire a majority stake in the British footwear manufacturer and retailer.

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Sales growth in China helps Skechers Q3 results

Worldwide
Published:  04 November, 2020

The U.S. based sports and casual footwear brand reported sales of US$1.30 billion for the third quarter, down 3.9% year-on-year but representing a 78.3% increase from the second quarter.

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