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S&V African Leather Magazine

The S&V African Leather Magazine is a monthly digital publication that focuses on the Southern & East African Leather industry.

Since its first issue was published in 1935 the publication has been the leading source for news and information relevant to the Southern & East African footwear and leather goods industry. Our editorial staff are well known and respected within the industry and have a depth of industry knowledge and insight honed over many decades. In short we have our finger on the pulse of industry, enabling us to provide current news and information that matters to those involved in the footwear and leather goods trade. Matters related to technology, trade, import, export, manufacturing, design, retail and all other aspects of the industry are reported on regularly, factually and extensively.

S&V African Leather Magazine Vol12 No9 September 2018


Sector Reports
- Raw hides: Karan says even top grade hide prices are under pressure.
- Hides, skins and wet blues: Leather Association of Tanzania paints a bleak picture.
- Suppliers: Teifel changes its name.
- Sheepskins: Karoo Natural Fibres sold, renamed as Woolmax.
- Furs: Los Angeles to ban fur manufacturing and retailing.
- Furniture upholstery: Hannitan develops new products, increases exports to offset tough conditions.
- Furniture upholstery, footwear upper and leather goods leathers: There's a good market for low grades if the finish is good, says Rotta.
- Footwear upper leathers: Zimbabwe's problems remain, but hope springs eternal, says Carlos Costa of Imponente Tanning and Superior Footwear.
- Ostrich and crocodile: South African exotic leather and the changing fashion industry, by Frik Kriek of SCOT.

- Columnist H. Proctor writes about the different roles for traditional and high performance leathers.

- Ecco leather 'revolutionises the industry with water saving tanning technology'.
- Biodegradable textiles and leather - extracts from an article in Scientific American.

Hides & leather specifications
- Compiled by the ISTT.

New Products
- TFL successfully finishes REACH registration process.

- FMF campaign against land expropriation.
- USAID Hub and ILRI support cross-border trade of livestock at the Wajir B2B Forum.
- DAFF Climate advisory for the 2018/19 summer season.
- Pest and disease identification technology launched.

Advertisers in this Issue
ISTT (OFC), JSM Business Services (5), Lanxess (2), Mimosa Extract Co. (4), Rolfes Leather Division (6), SCOT (8).

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