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Jan 18, 2021

In this episode, Hans van Haarst, CEO of Dutch leather chemicals specialist Smit & Zoon discusses their new tanning concept Zeology - described as 'the new standard in leather tanning... chrome-free, heavy metal-free, aldehyde-free and easy to implement.'

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Jan 4, 2021

We will be covering three topics in today’s episode titled “Transparency, farming systems and connecting with the consumer” which are: Transparency in the supply chain is not merely a box to tick, The battles of Bangladesh and California, and Not all cows are the same.

These were all written by Dr Mike Redwood,...


Dec 21, 2020

We will be covering two topics in today’s episode titled “A better future for leather” which are: Tanners should seek a renewable carbon path, and Appreciation for leather must be nurtured in childhood or it may be too late.

These were written by Martin Ricker, Content Director at ILM, and Isabella Griffiths,...


Dec 7, 2020

We will be covering three topics in today’s episode titled “Craft and tradition, clear labelling and leather’s place after Covid-19” which are: Leather can do good after COVID, Call a spade a spade, and A balanced view.

These were all written by Dr Mike Redwood, taken from the “Redwood Column” published...


Nov 16, 2020

We will be covering two topics in today’s episode titled “The leather industry’s big challenges: e-commerce and the vegan agenda” which are: Unintended environmental consequences of the vegan agenda, and New trade models for a new world order.

These were originally published on the ILM website -