The true cost of raw materials

ILM Editorial - First published in ILM July-Aug 2015 edition.
Published:  01 February, 2016
Martin Ricker

It has been described as the worst downturn to hit the tanning industry since late 2008 and early 2009. Yet somehow this “crisis” feels a lot different. Rather than another part of the economy caught up in a global recession as it was then, this feels a bit more self-inflicted. The first half of 2015 will not go down as a “vintage” like it did in 2013-14. 

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