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The Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community (COTANCE) is the representative body of the European Leather Industry. It is a non-profit organization established in order to promote the interests of the European tanning industry at international level. Apart from representing European tanners and dressers, it also has the mission of promoting European leather both in the European and international markets.

 Leather is a material almost as old as mankind. A wearable natural second skin, it has provided protection, warmth and elegance to mankind for thousands of years. Is this material still up-to-date?

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LEATECH survey

Take part in the LEATECH survey! The LEATECH project coordinated by the A3 Leather Innovation Center of the University of Lleida (Spain) under the Erasmus programme is born to coordinate and prepare a group of Higher Educational Institutes (HEI) active in leather science to implement a...

Statement on Traceability

COTANCE offers a meeting point to leather sector certification bodies for discussing standardisation of core requirements for traceability Transparency and Traceability catch increasing attention in the leather market, as legislation and customer requests aim to provide information to consumers on...

Statement on the EP vote on the exclusion of leather in the EU proposed legislation to curb deforestation

Statement on the EP vote of 13 September 2022 on the exclusion of Leather in the EU proposed legislation to curb Deforestation A divided European Parliament on excluding leather from the proposed EU rules on Deforestation The European Parliament voted on Tuesday 13 September 2022 on the many...

Commission proposal on a framework for minimum wages

In the majority of Member States, the adequacy of minimum wage is insufficient and/or there are gaps in the coverage of minimum wage protection, even though minimum wage protection exists in all EU Member States, either by legislative provisions (“statutory minimum wages”) and/or by collective...

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