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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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Materials and the importance of authenticity in the TCLF industries

Materials and the importance of authenticity in the TCLF industries Fantasy qualifiers associated to the term leather, such as apple, mushroom, cactus, or synthetic or vegan, constitute oxymorons and are not conform to regulations in Europe and other markets implementing leather authenticity...

Leather: Often copied, never equalled

Leather: Often copied, never equalled (other linguistic versions hereunder) Leather is leather! - In the European Union, "leather" is not a legally protected term. As such, the numerous alternatives use the term in their descriptions in an attempt to appropriate the unique properties of the...

ERICA - The European social partners of the leather industry engage in a new project on Collective Agreements

The European social partners of the leather industry engage in a new project on Collective Agreements On 15 February 2021, COTANCE, industriAll-Europe and the national partner associations held the first Steering Committee meeting of their new Social Dialogue project ERICA (Leather: European...

The importance of circularity in the TCLF industries

The importance of circularity in the TCLF industries The TCLF sectors are often accused of being among the most polluting industries, and it is true that in the past much pain to the planet could have been avoided with foresight and responsibility. While modern TCLF production sites in Europe have...

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