The fire in a garment factory in the idyllic Italian city of Prato in Tuscany that killed seven Chinese workers has shed light on the inhumane conditions under which fast fashion is produced even in Europe.
LeatherInsiders reports of a possible buying strategy by Chinese tanneries in Europe as the holiday season approaches. The question is - are they holding off due to historically high hide prices in order to replenish their stocks?
The Protextil conference was recently held in Buenos Aires as was organized by the ProteJer Foundation. Protejer groups together all the chambers of commerce, trade unions, centers of technology and education as well as publications of the textile and apparel sector.
Leatherbiz reports that Pakistan’s leather sector earned US$50.4 million from exports of leather goods in October 2013 and a further US$39.3 million from shipments of finished and semi-finished leather. The industry also recorded export earnings of US$5.9 million for leather footwear.