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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

Apr 12, 2016, 09:30

Ends

Apr 12, 2016, 16:00

Location

Boston, 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. NEW! Quality Control Session.

Agenda:

9:30 am: Registration Opens

10:00 am: Leather 101

  • Hide and Leather Types

  • Regional Leather Profiles

  • Life Cycle & Manufacturing

  • Hide Treatments

  • Tanning Processes

11:15 am: Leather Supply Chain Issues & Solutions 

  • Tool kit provided to help evaluate supply chain risks
  • How to help your factories become a better partner
  • Reduce chemical testing

12:15 pm: Lunch (Provided)

1:00 pm: Leather Sourcing & Legal

  • Leather Footwear Customs Classification Issues

  • US Labeling Laws

  • Leather trade considerations and laws

  • Leather sourcing trends and issues

 2:15 pm: Break

 2:30 pm: Leather Characteristics, Quality Control and Chemical Laws

  • Leather Characteristics (Interactive Session)
           - 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

  • Interactive Session with samples and presentations
           - Attendees bring quality control issue samples for free consultation & to help evaluate defects in production 

4:00 pm: Closing

 

Space is Limited - Register today!  

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm ET

Location: Clarks Americas, Inc.
156 Oak St.
Conference Room 3A
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

Cost: Non-Members: $225 | FDRA Members and SGS Clients: 150