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

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Sam Setter column: From bad to worse - 12 October 2018
I’d like to open by looking back at the 20th ACLE fair in Shanghai at the end of August which offered invitees a truly magnificent anniversary dinner. Congratulations to ACLE on reaching this milestone. Here’s to the next anniversary dinn...
David Peters Column: You can’t handle the truth - 25 September 2018
Protecting hide values is an exercise in futility as the majority of evidence clearly reflects a market burdened with a surplus amount of product and a diminishing demand. We don’t have the luxury of an expanding customer base, a resilient shoe...
Sam Setter column: Machines and money - 14 September 2018
An article that was published in the newspaper The Chronicle in Lusaka on July 18, 2018 under local news had the headline, ‘Stop exporting raw hides, Comesa told’. To show you the huge nonsense that is fed to the newspapers, I am giving y...
David Peters column: ‘Book ’em’ - 28 August 2018
When Steve McGarrett, the lead detective in Hawaii Five O, finally found the perpetrators of the criminal deed, he would utter two famous words followed by a reference to his subordinate named, Danno. Ironically, often when hide sellers reach the cli...
Sam Setter column: South African success story - 14 August 2018
At long last it seems I do have some friends in the industry. To my great surprise I was invited to attend the annual convention of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists’ (SLTC) South African section, which took place in May in Hart...

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