Welcome to the ILM ‘View from the top’ podcast series by the publishers of International Leather Maker, the leading news and business information service for the leather industry.
‘View from the top’ aims to provide listeners with invaluable insight and perspective on the global leather industry through opinion, comment and more from ILM’s authoritative and experienced editorial team, industry experts and influencers.
There are two free to download episodes each month educating listeners on a variety of topics and trends and what this means for the future of the leather industry. Episodes are designed to appeal to all parts of the supply chain, including tanners, suppliers, brands and retailers.
What is and who’s behind the Sustainable Leather Foundation
Sustainable Leather Foundation Managing Director, Deborah Taylor and Technical Director, Karl Flowers join ILM on the latest podcast to tell us about what the SLF is all about. They outline what the recently launched Transparency Dashboard is all about and discuss their short, medium and long-term aims and aspirations for the SLF to make the global leather supply chain more transparent and help consumers choose leather products that are sourced using the best international practices.
The art of leather drying
Dr Antonio Polato, CEO of Italian drying equipment specialists, Cartigliano provides listeners with an overview of the latest leather drying techniques and how tanners and finishers can get the best results from drying their leathers using a range of modern techniques. Dr Polato is joined on the Podcast by Vera Vangelista from Cartigliano’s Commercial Department.
Renewable carbon feedstocks in next generation leather chemicals
Today’s podcast centres once again around lowering the carbon footprint of chemicals used in the manufacture of all types of leather using renewable carbon raw materials.
ILM is delighted to welcome back as our special guest, Michael Costello, Group Director of ESG for global leather chemical maker Stahl.
In this episode Martin Ricker, Content Director ILM discusses some of Michael Costello’s opinions around this topic and what the future for renewable carbon chemicals may look like.
Leadership and innovation determine leather’s future success
We will be covering three topics in today’s episode, titled ““Leadership and innovation determine leather’s future success” written by Dr Mike Redwood and published on the internationalleathermaker.com website, which are: “We need to sort this out”,
“We need to innovate out of the commodity trap” and “Good leadership rather than good luck”, first published on the www.internationalleathermaker.com website.
Advances in leather biodegradability and tanning technology
We will be covering two topics in today’s episode, titled “Advances in leather biodegradability and tanning technology”. It covers two articles written by ILM Consultant Technical Editor Karl Flowers, which are “Biodegradability Claims” and “Effluent developments” published in the March / April 2021 edition of ILM.
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Livestock, leather and why the industry needs to find its voice
We will be covering three topics in today’s episode, titled “Livestock, leather and why the industry needs to find its voice” written by Dr Mike Redwood and published on the internationalleathermaker.com website, which are: “Leather and livestock improve biodiversity and poverty”,
“A unique material that needs to keep re-defining itself” and “We must be honest, but never silent”, first published on the www.internationalleathermaker.com website.