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Colombia - Andrea Landa wins the IAF Designer Award

Leslie Holden, Head of Faculty of the departments of Design and Management at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and head of the jury announced the winner of the IAF designer award.

08 Oct 2014

Swarovski names Designer Collective for the year

Swarovski has revealed the 15 fashion designers which are set to from the new Swarovski collective for the 15th Anniversary Year. The selected designers will be sponsored by the label for their spring/summer 2015 shows as well as their autumn/winter 2015 shows.
18 Aug 2014

Design - “Zoo Jeans” – shredded and “designed” by dangerous animals!

We have all seen trendy people wearing thread-bare jeans over the years but now, in Japan, a new approach has been taken to create the ultimate in that "distressed look" for jeans.
14 Jul 2014

Africa - UNIDO support online footwear training in Tanzania

UNIDO co-hosted a footwear pattern making training course in Tanzania in mid-June along with the Leather Association of Tanzania. Participants used newly developed online training programmes.
26 Jun 2014

Events - Inspiramais: leather and fashion trends for Winter 2015

There will be 20 tanneries and a rich presentation of Brazilian leather’s quality, aesthetic refinements and differentials. During the next edition of Inspiramais - Components Design and Innovation Exhibition, between July 16th and 17th, visitors from all over Brazil and the world will have the chance to meet the new leather trends for Winter 2015 collection. This is the 10th edition of Inspiramais, promoted by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB), the Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear and Manufactured Goods (Assintecal) and Footwear Components By Brasil.
24 Jun 2014

Europe - COTANCE announces open-session details for Edinburgh

Leatherbiz reports that the leather industry’s representative body in the European Union, COTANCE, has announced the programme for the open session of its annual general meeting for 2014, which will take place in Edinburgh on June 20.
11 Jun 2014
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