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Dec 6, 2021

ILM’s Martin Ricker is joined by Leather and Hide Council of America President Stephen Sothmann and Mauricio Bauer of the World Wildlife Fund to discuss the cattle industry’s links to deforestation and how the leather industry can be a part of the solution.


Nov 15, 2021

Sustainability and ESG consultant Alexandra Pelka joins ILM Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth in this episode to discuss sustainability in the leather industry, how we can communicate these efforts to brands and consumers, and some of the most exciting opportunities and projects happening in the industry now.


Oct 25, 2021

The industry is changing and, in this podcast episode, we look at three comment articles from the ILM team on how leather can thrive post-Covid. We examine returning to international work, how leather fits into the future fashion and whether our industry is in the midst of a renaissance.


Oct 11, 2021

In the latest episode of the ILM podcast, we cover three articles from Dr Mike Redwood on the choice of brands to use plastic materials over leather, the consequences of that choice, and how we should approach the issue as an industry. The three articles are: Using anger wisely, There is a joker in town, and Nature...


Aug 31, 2021

Stephen Sothmann, President of the Leather and Hide Council of America and Tim Lewis, Business Director of creative, marketing and PR specialists, gt&i discuss what’s behind the Real Leather, Stay Different marketing campaign to promote leather as a material to consumers in ILM’s latest ‘View from the Top’...