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Blogs & Podcasts

Commentary on topics of the moment from the World Leather editorial team and guest bloggers. Podcasts coming soon.

leatherbiz blogs

Sam Setter column: Animal Welfare - 09 October 2017
Animal welfare is an issue that comes up from time to time. It mostly originates from anti-leather campaigns and animal rights group but the question is, are they really wrong?
David Peters column: Houston, we have a problem - 26 September 2017
According to the Washington Post, Hurricane Harvey unloaded 33 trillion gallons of water. The amount of rain that fell in Texas and Louisiana would have ended the historic California drought twice over. Hurricane Irma dumped around 10 trillion gallon...
Sam Setter column: Chatting away - 12 September 2017
First of all I’d like to publicly declare my satisfaction that my comments are quite on the mark. I have been criticised by my Ethiopian friend that I am giving the wrong (negative) picture of the African leather industry in general and the Eth...
David Peters column: Why are we gathered here today? - 28 August 2017
In 2013 at a Kumbh Mela 30 million Hindu pilgrims gathered to bathe. In 2014 up to 17 million people are thought to have gone to Karbala in Iraq for the Arba’een Pilgrimage and in 2015 six million turned out to see Pope Francis in Manila. In Au...
Sam Setter column: Where your money goes - 15 August 2017
Several recent comment pieces have focused on how the development of the leather value chain is managed in Africa. This month, I would like to put the magnifying glass up to how your money is actually being spent, because it is your and my tax money ...

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