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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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Deforestation in the leather supply chain takes center stage at Milan and Paris

Deforestation in the leather supply chain takes centre stage in Milan and Paris   On February 20, 2024, at the Science-based Fashion Talks of the Lineapelle fair in Milan, COTANCE-UNIC held a joint session titled "The EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) n. 1115/2023 and the Traceability Challenge in...

Green Deal Leather environmental workshop

European workshop on the Carbon Footprint of European bovine leather Frankfurt, 25 January 2024Today in Frankfurt, the European social partners for the tanning and leather sector, COTANCE and industriAll European Trade Union, held a European workshop on the carbon footprint of bovine leather. The...

COTANCE and EU Industries Urge Immediate Action to Conclude EU-Mercosur Agreement

COTANCE and EU Industries urge immediate Action to conclude EU-Mercosur Agreement On January 11, 2024, COTANCE joined key EU industries, calling on EU authorities to conclude and ratify the historic EU-Mercosur Agreement. The deal goes beyond trade - it's an economic, social, & geopolitical imperative...

COTANCE Secretary-General at IAFLI2023 Congress in Izmir: Navigating New Horizons for the Leather Industry

On November 23, 2023, in Izmir, Turkiye, COTANCE Secretary-General, Gustavo    Gonzalez-Quijano gave the keynote speech at the opening of the 7th  IAFLI Congress on Innovation Aspects for Leather Industry, updating the audience with the challenges and opportunities that the EU legislative initiatives will...

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