11 July 2018

Shanghai Shake-Up : Leather Lab - Speakers Line-Up

Speakers Line-Up

Peter van Wingerden
CEO & Partner, Beladon

How to make leather really sustainable? Raw hides often shipped around the world to reach the tanneries, what if cattle farming could happen much closer to where the hides are processed? Mr. Wingerden offers a solution: building floating cattle farms! He has also created a fully circular farming system, reusing manure and even urine in new ways.


Michael Costello
Director of Sustainability, Stahl

Mr. Costello welcomes the new methodology to calculate the carbon footprint of leather in order to be compared in a more transparent way to other materials. He will explain how this methodology works and what advantages it has.


Kaarmuhilan Kalaiyarasan

Mr. Kalaiyarasan aims to achieve a 100% transparent leather supply chain for buyers and consumers. Join ELM is developing a blockchain based solution to bring traceability to the leather consumed in Automotive Industry, which can track leather used in the car interiors to the animal.

All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) is the first and only international leather fair in China. ACLE is known as the premier event for international companies seeking opportunities in China’s huge markets – the focus of the global leather industry. Since its inception back in 1998, ACLE has welcomed hundreds of thousands of professional buyers from the main tannery and leather goods / footwear manufacturing provinces of Mainland China.

ACLE targets the Chinese tanning (upstream) sectors which are sourcing raw hides and skins, semi-finished leather, leather chemicals and leather machineries to manufacture into finished leather to be used in the domestic footwear, leather goods and automotive upholstery sectors.

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