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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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EU TCLF sectors: Social Partners demand dedicated EU action

European TCLF sectors: Social Partners demand dedicated EU action to safeguard the industries and their workers Following the European Commission’s update of the 2020 New Industrial Strategy: ‘’Building a stronger Single Market for Europe’s Recovery’’, the European Social Partners for the Textile,...

Joint Declaration - Farm to Fork

Sad Anniversary for the EU Farm to Fork Strategy Without a comprehensive impact assessment, we will not be celebrating the one year anniversary of the Farm to Fork strategy. As a partner in the European Livestock Voice, COTANCE has subscribed this Joint Declaration - English version.   Also...

Open letter on the message of Piñatex in the EPO competition

COTANCE OPEN LETTER ON PINATEX’ MESSAGE IN THE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE (EPO) INVENTOR’s AWARD COMPETITION   Not like that, Mrs Hijosa! Tanners recycle a residue of red meat production since the eve of time. No cattle, no sheep, no goat is slaughtered for its hide or skin and if they are not further...

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...

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