You can but almost anything in Tesco these days as people who live in the UK will readily arrest to. This includes footwear and now, according to Leatherbiz, reports from Ethiopia say that this leading British retailer is in talks to export footwear from four Ethiopian companies.
More fashion companies and retailers have committed to signing the legally binding, enforceable and transparent Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh with the global association of trade unions IndustriALL, UNI and Bangladeshi unions as well as the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) as a witness.
North American prices lost some ground again this week. Steers typically lost $1.00/pc from the previous week and the cow sector generally between $1.00 and $2.00. However, buyer attempts to secure 60/62 lb. heavy Texas steers at $102.00 and $103.00 c&f were countered in the area of $106.00 and $107.00.
Clariant has presented a new product called EasyGuard, an aqueous, anti-dirt system for leather. The Company explained that this product is easy to use, sustainable, economic and will be especially welcomed by tanners working for the automotive, upholstery, footwear and fashion accessories sectors.
The 8th edition of the annual Prime Source Forum (PSF) was held in Hong Kong from March 25 to 27, which included a half-day sustainability conference, a two-day-forum and provided also an ideal platform for launching the International Oeko-Tex Association’s new STeP certification system for sustainable textile production. STeP offers production facilities the possibility of a modular analysis of all relevant company areas including quality management, use of chemicals, environmental protection, environmental management, social responsibility and health as well as safety. The decision to launch STeP at this event has again underlined the importance of PSF – The annual forum for the global fashion industry.