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Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Conference 2016

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Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Conference 2016 This year BLC and APLF will once again be hosting a Conference in Hong Kong and this year’s focus will be on the challenges and opportunities that surround the theme of sustainability in the leather supply chain. Topics for presentation to include: Waste water and effluent discharge…

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Leather and Sustainability in Retail Conference 2015

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Keeping up to date with current legislation and the latest advances in environmental performance from leather and leather products is increasingly important in todays marketplace. For many brands and retailers it is more challenging to keep-up with or ahead of the latest information on this complex but much loved material. International Leather Maker (ILM) and…

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New textile labelling rules for fur and leather

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New textile labelling rules were approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday 11 May 2011. The new rules state that any use of animal-derived materials will have to be clearly stated on product labels. Consumers often find it hard to distinguish between real or fake fur/leather; the new labelling rules will now allow easy identification…

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BLC sponsors the Corium club meeting

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BLC sponsors the Corium club meeting in Hong Kong during the Asia Pacific Leather Fair. Join BLC and the corium club for drinks Wednesday 30 March: HKCEC Room N206-N208 16.30 Press Conference 17.00 Drinks with the press and opportunity to meet Corium Club sponsors and supporters 17.30 Corium Club Reunion

Sourcing, Safety and Sustainability Conference, Hong Kong

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BLC are holding a half day international conference ‘Sourcing, Safety and Sustainability in the leather and materials supply chain’. The conference will take place during the Asia Pacific Leather Fair in Hong Kong on Thursday 31 March 2011. Consumer and environmental legislation is constantly changing and it is vital in the global marketplace for retailers,…

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BLC Sponsors 2010 Footwear Friends’ Designer Awards

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BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd will sponsor the 2010 Footwear Friends’ Awards. The awards are now in their fourth year and in that time have been recognised as an important way of spotting and rewarding British design talent. Footwear Friends, the industry charity, has been established for nearly 175 years and has a proud record…

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Trader punished for misdescription of garments

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Trading Standards have recently prosecuted a trader selling fake garments, which were made of synthetic materials and labelled ‘real leather’. The retailer concerned received a 28 day custodial sentence. When purchasing a leather garment, bag or other item described as leather, look for the leathermark which indicates that it is in fact genuine leather. For…

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Major Footwear Brands to Speak at Eco Trends Conference

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Representatives from Nike and Adidas will speak at the Eco Trends in Leather conference during the APLF in Hong Kong this March 30th. The half day conference, sponsored by Lanxess and co-organised by BLC and APLF, will address issues such as deforestation and traceability, green chemicals, restricted substances in leather and eco design. It is…

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