Category: Leather

How India’s leather tanners pay the price of Hindu Nationalism

How India’s leather tanners pay the price of Hindu Nationalism

DELHI: With sadness in his eyes, a forlorn Hafiz-ur-Rahman surveys what used to be his thriving leather tannery. The business that used to employ up to 30 people is deserted, the remnants of old stock lie scattered around, four huge rolling drums for cleaning cow hides sit motionless. “Not long ago this whole compound used …

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CLRI to soon begin making footwear to meet special people needs

CLRI to soon begin making footwear to meet special people needs

CHENNAI: Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), one of the world’s leading research bodies for leather sector, will venture into commercial production of customized footwear. This would be for the first time a government-funded Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratory will be breaking away from ‘only’ research to cater to needs of people in …

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Pakistan’s footwear exports fall in volume and value

Pakistan’s footwear exports fall in volume and value

Pakistan’s footwear exports fall in volume and value With Pakistan’s current fiscal year coming to an end, the Federal Bureau of Statistics has reported export figures for footwear of 8.9 million pairs for the first 11 months (July 2016-May 2017) and revenues of $86.9 million. Compared to the first 11 months of the previous financial …

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Shoe brands urged to tackle forced labour at tanneries and ranches

Shoe brands urged to tackle forced labour at tanneries and ranches

LONDON, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Leading shoe and designer clothing labels including Nike and Puma have made progress in tackling forced labour in their leather supply chains but could do more to address the issue at tanneries and ranches providing hides, according to a study. It raised particular concern over China’s largest shoe …

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Leather to meat, how BJP’s beef crackdown is devastating Dalits and Muslims

Leather to meat, how BJP’s beef crackdown is devastating Dalits and Muslims

Mohammad Shahin has been exporting leather for 35 years but has never faced acrisis like this. The businessman is a community leader in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district, owing largely to the 60 people he employs at his factory, one of 400-odd units in Kolkata’s Leather Complex. But now, a government crackdown on illegal …

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A Crackdown on the Slaughter of Sacred Cows Is Hurting India’s Leather Industry

A Crackdown on the Slaughter of Sacred Cows Is Hurting India’s Leather Industry

In the backstreets of Agra’s Muslim quarter, where shoes have been made for centuries, small-scale manufacturers are firing workers and families cutting back on spending as a government crackdown on cattle slaughter ripples through the community. The election of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) three years ago …

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Ganga: NGT allows three Kanpur-based tanneries to operate

Ganga: NGT allows three Kanpur-based tanneries to operate

The National Green Tribunal has allowed three Kanpur-based tanneries, which were releasing waste in river Ganga, to resume operations after the UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) informed it that they were complying with all environmental norms. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim permitted K C Tan Industries, Tajammul Ki Tannery and Sabra Leather Finishers …

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Cattle Slaughter Crackdown Ripples Through India’s Leather Industry

Cattle Slaughter Crackdown Ripples Through India’s Leather Industry

AGRA, India (Reuters) – In the backstreets of Agra’s Muslim quarter, where shoes have been made for centuries, small-scale manufacturers are firing workers and families cutting back on spending as a government crackdown on cattle slaughter ripples through the community. The election of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party …

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