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Turkey - Adding value to finished leather

Leatherbiz reports that a conference is to take place in Turkey in the coming months to discuss strategies for manufacturers in the country to add greater value to the leather local tanners produce.
25 Jul 2014

United States of America - Alcentra provides refinancing support to GST Autoleather

International Leather Maker reports that Alcentra Capital Corporation announced on July 22 that Alcentra has provided $8.0 million in Senior Subordinated debt to refinance automotive leather makers GST AutoLeather, Inc.
24 Jul 2014

Hidenet Weekly Video Report for July 20th 2014

The European market is slowly grinding to a halt as tanners look to take their annual vacation in about ten days time. Packers are now limited to sell China.
22 Jul 2014

Colombia - Shortage of raw material affecting tanneries

Leather production in Colombia registered year-on-year growth of 12.6% in the first four months of 2014, but local leather and footwear industry association Acicam has complained that tanners there are finding it hard to source sufficient raw material and has called for government action.
21 Jul 2014

China Leather Industry - Short-Term Decline but Strong Outlook

FashionNetAsia presents extracts of a recent interview of Mr Su, Chairman of CLIA giving an assessment of the China Leather Industry. In short - current decline but strong prospects: According to the figures provided by the National Bureau of Statistics and General Administration of Customs, the leather industry performed steadily between January and April in 2014.
18 Jul 2014

Leather – an Evolving Industry - Shift of tanning in Asia?

Any substantial move of footwear and leather production from China to neighbouring ASEAN countries will probably require Chinese investments in the ASEAN free trade region. However, the trade fair hubs for the leather industry of Hong Kong and Shanghai will remain key for western tanneries aiming to sell wet blue and semi-finished leather to Chinese owned tanneries and finished leather to similar end product manufacturers.
18 Jul 2014
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