Talking Point

First published in the January/February 2021 edition of ILM
Published:  06 April, 2021

This month’s key industry players answer the question: How can we encourage younger generations to buy garments, leather goods and footwear made with leather?

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Talking Point

First published in the November/December 2020 edition of ILM
Published:  11 February, 2021

This month, key industry figures discuss whether bio-based chemicals are an increasing growth area for their business, latest technologies and whether the usage of bio-based chemicals is the future of leather making.

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Talking Point

First published in the September/October 2020 edition of ILM
Published:  16 December, 2020

This month’s hot topic: Following the recent introduction of new legislation protecting the labelling of genuine leather in Italy, is the global leather industry doing enough to achieve legislation of the term ‘leather’ from mislabelling and other competing materials trading off the back of its reputation?

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Talking Point

First published in the July/August 2020 edition of ILM
Published:  09 September, 2020

This month’s burning question: Has the leather industry helped create a negative perception among its customers and end consumers about leather that is tanned using chromium salts by adopting terms such as ‘metal-free’ and ‘FOC’? ILM asks key industry figures. 

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Talking Point

First published in the May/June 2020 edition of ILM
Published:  07 September, 2020

This month’s burning question: Are some OEMs confusing consumers over labelling (or mislabelling) of leather in car interiors with other non-leather materials? Have they been discretely “decontenting” genuine leather with alternative, cheaper components to cut costs? ILM asks industry insiders.

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Talking Point

First published in the March/April 2020 edition of ILM
Published:  16 April, 2020

This month’s burning question: Have raw materials and therefore finished leather prices started to stabilise after nearly three years of decline? ILM asks industry insiders. 

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Talking Point

First published in the January/February 2020 edition of ILM
Published:  05 March, 2020

In a new editorial feature for 2020, ILM asks a few key industry players about the burning topics that are currently affecting the sector. This time we want to know: What are your predictions and challenges for the year ahead? 

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