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Blogs & Podcasts

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

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Sam Setter: Here we go again - 02 July 2019
Animal right activists are back on the war path, at least in the Netherlands. Recent actions had nothing to do with the leather industry, but it is clear that the upstream part of our value chain, on which we depend for the supply of our raw material...
David Peters column: Only Natural Ingredients - 18 June 2019
There are a multitude of ways to describe the current hide market but there is only one way to explain its performance. Basically, the hide market is stricken with an ailment. It has a malady and the prognosis is not optimistic. It has a severe and p...
Sam Setter column: New UN studies - 13 June 2019
It is so good to see that Ethiopian tanners at long last are speaking their minds and declaring themselves against the catastrophic value-addition policy put into the minds of government officials by various institutions, among them those I call the ...
David Peters column: Fantasy Island - 21 May 2019
We are in a romantic relationship with leather, and like typical quixotic acquaintances our emotions often drive our desires, leaving the practical aspects aside. There is no question and no doubt that leather is the most incredible and dynamic mater...
Sam Setter column: APLF and beyond - 07 May 2019
In February I wrote about the first 2019 leather fairs. Now it is the turn of APLF, which honestly speaking offered me a lot of subjects to talk about.

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