Leather

The leather trade show Lineapelle in Milan.

Technology

Applied DNA Sciences Confirms Traceability of Leather

The company determined that DNA marking throughout the leather supply chain is possible by employing the firm’s “SigNature DNA.”

clock May 3, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Photo courtesy of Nisolo.

Retail

Nisolo and Ecosphere+ Collaborate to Advance Environmental Efforts

Nisolo partnered with Ecosphere+ to help save trees in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.

clock April 19, 2018Tracey Greenstein

Offtrack's founders think being a little unconventional is good for business.

People

French Women Do Wear Machine Washable Leather Leggings From Offtrack

Offtrack founders Isabelle Alix and Noémie Blanchard aim to democratize high-end leatherwear through comfort, practicality and price.

clock March 9, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Montebello spring 2019 collection.

Textiles

Versatility, Innovation Shine at Lineapelle

Italian tanneries are looking for innovative solutions to propel the suffering footwear division.

clock March 6, 2018Martino Carrera

PETA's "Fashion police" at work on the streets of New York.

Fashion Scoops

PETA’s ‘Fashion Police’ Write Tickets for Fur-Clad Pedestrians as NYFW Wraps Up

The animal rights group was looking to crack down on showgoers wearing animal skins.

clock February 14, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Vejas Kruszewski LVMH Prize

Fashion Features

Vejas Kruszewski Tapped as Creative Director of New Leather Brand

Dubbed Pihakapi, the label is being launched by leading Italian leather apparel producer Pellemoda.

clock January 4, 2018Katya Foreman

Louis Vuitton RTW Spring 2018

Financial

Louis Vuitton Headed to Texas for New Workshop

The luxury titan has picked up a sizable parcel of land in small Dallas suburb.

clock October 20, 2017Kali Hays

Conceria Stefania's washable suede

Textiles

Innovation, Creativity, Timeless Classics Shine at Lineapelle

Washable suede and leather with copper net were among the standouts at the three-day trade show.

clock October 16, 2017Alessandra Turra

Drome Resort 2018

Fashion Show Reviews

Drome Resort 2018

Marianna Rosati continued to treat leather as an everyday fabric while expanding her textile library to include lighter weight materials.

clock June 30, 2017Andrew Shang

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Fashion Scoops

Chrome Hearts Opens Second New York City Store in the West Village

The new downtown space has 16,000 square feet and showcases the brand’s different lifestyles.

clock April 12, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

The winning Grape Leather.

Textiles

Grape Leather Scoops Top H&M Foundation Prize

The wine-based vegetal skin trumped four competing sustainable inventions in a recent online vote held across five days.

clock April 5, 2017Katya Foreman

Markets

Italian Tannery Sales Slide on China, Decline in Supply

Italian trade show organizer Lineapelle said sales fell 2 percent last year to 5 billion euros.

clock March 2, 2017Sofia Celeste

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Fashion Scoops

Istanbul-based Women’s Label Zeynep Arçay to Launch in U.S.

The leather-rooted brand will launch with an online exclusive on Forward by Elyse Walker July 15.

clock February 23, 2017Andrew Shang

Oeko-Tex Leather Standard

Textiles

Oeko-Tex Introduces New Certification for Leather Goods

Oeko-Tex is adding the leather sector to its extensive testing and certification system that has focused so far on textile products and accessories materials.

clock December 19, 2016Arthur Friedman

Redrhubarb's Facial Vitality Cream.

Skin Care

Eco-Leather Brand Deepmello Launches Rhubarb-Based Skin-Care Line

Redrhubarb Natural Cosmetics is the latest product from the company, which is focused on nontoxic, natural leather processing.

clock November 1, 2016Susan Stone

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