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The Leather 360 degree Seminar is designed to help sourcing managers, brand managers and quality control professionals better understand all things leather - helping them make better decisions on leather types for shoes, belts, and bags as well as the quality and price.

Starts

Nov 17, 2015, 10:00

Ends

Nov 17, 2015, 15:30

Location

New York City, United States

This seminar is designed to help sourcing managers, brand managers and quality control professionals better understand all things leather - helping them make better decisions on leather types for shoes, belts, and bags as well as the quality and price.

Agenda:

10:00 am: Registration Opens

10:30 am: Leather 101

  • Hide and Leather Types

  • Regional Leather Profiles

  • Life Cycle & Manufacturing

  • Hide Treatments

  • Tanning Processes

11:30 am: Break

11:45 am: Leather Sourcing and Supply Chain Issues

  • Input and Supply Chain Cost Considerations
  • Leather Sourcing Data, Analysis & Challenges

12:45 pm: Lunch (Provided)

1:45 pm: U.S. Customs and Leather

  • Leather Footwear Customs Classification Issues

  • US Labeling Laws

  2:00 pm: Leather Characteristics, Quality Control and Chemical Laws

  • Leather Characteristics (Interactive Session)
           - Material samples at various stages of the manufacturing process (raw, limed, wet blue, crust, finished)
           - Hands-on session looking at different leather types (aniline, semi-aniline, pigmented, etc.) 

  • Tanning Errors & Quality Control
  • Laws on Chemicals Used in Leather Processing & Manufacturing

3:15 pm: Navigating Anti-Leather By NGO's & Public Activists

3:30 pm: Closing

 

Space is Limited - Register today!  

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Time: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm ET

Location: RG Barry Showroom
                  9 East 37th Street
                  11th Floor
                   New York, NY 10016 

Cost:
Non-Members: $175
FDRA Members and SGS Clients:  $125

If you would prefer to register for Wednesday, November 18th, please CLICK HERE