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Leather exporters want cattle ban to be revoked or amended

The Centre’s ban on the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter would adversely affect the leather industry, leather exporters here said and demanded that the decision be either revoked or amended. If nothing was done, the leather exporters threatened to take to the streets. “The Centre …

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GST

GST Council to decide tax rates for services, gold, footwear on day two

The all-powerful Goods and Services Tax or GST Council on day two will discuss rates on services on Friday. The Council is chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and has all state finance ministers as its members. The fourteenth meet of the Council has been termed as historic as it …

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Footlight

Abattoir closure will boost India’s animal rights image: Footwear industry

AGRA: Shutting down of illegal slaughterhouses in the state will prove a positive development for Agra’s footwear export industry, said those, who are associated with it. The crackdown will have a positive impact on India’s, and this region’s image with regard to animal rights in western countries, said industry insiders. …

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Already suffering, Uttar Pradesh leather industry takes another setback

Even before the new UP government’s crackdown on unauthorised slaughterhouses, the state’s leather industry was strained by slowed exports, closure of tanneries for environmental concerns and reduced supply of hides amid fears of becoming the target of vigilantes. From Dalit workers who skin dead animals and suppliers who buy the …

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Fashion Footwear

US Demand for Athletic Footwear to Reach $10.5 Billion in 2021

US demand for athletic footwear is forecast to reach $10.5 billion in 2021, according to Athletic Footwear: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. The increasing importance consumers place on comfort when purchasing apparel and trends towards allowing more casual dress in the workplace will benefit demand …

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Indian shoemaker Woodland plans grand global expansion

After nearly a two-decade hiatus, Harkirat Singh, the managing director of Woodland, is plotting to return to the footwear market in Canada, a country he exited after competition from China made his business unviable. In his sights are also Russia, South East Asia, Africa, Australia and South America, among other …

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Industry News

Lonzo Ball has unveiled his first shoe and it comes with a $495 price tag

One week after it was reported that Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas were spurning Lonzo Ball as a potential athlete endorser, the UCLA product has unveiled his first shoe under his family’s own brand, Big Baller Brand. And it costs $495 (not a typo). Here is the shoe, dubbed the …

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Leather technology and its potential in Kashmir

The present article entitled “leather technology and its potential in the valley” deals with an analytical study of the challenges and opportunities of the leather industry in Kashmir. In the recent future, this industry can play a commendable role in the economic development of the state, as it affords great …

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Industry News

Kanpur leather units scout land in Bengal

Kolkata, Apr 30 (PTI) Tanneries of Kanpur were keen to set up units in West Bengal and looking for lands in the state following problems of raw material sourcing in Uttar Pradesh. “Some 20 or 25 tanneries have shown interest to open their units here because of problem to get …

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Fashion Footwear

How Adidas is trying to catch Nike in the footwear race

While Adidas is one of the dominant players overseas, it has struggled to gain ground in the United States and the rest of North America. Now it’s looking to topple its biggest competitor and corner the U.S. market for footwear. It’ll be tough, to say the least: In 2016, Nike …

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