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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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COP27 - Statement by the Global Leather Industry

Earth’s Legacy - A Place for Leather The undersigned representatives of the global leather industry are united in our conviction that natural materials, such as leather, have a vital role to play in addressing the challenges of climate change. Leather is a natural material, crafted from a raw...

LEATECH survey

Take part in the LEATECH survey! The LEATECH project coordinated by the A3 Leather Innovation Center of the University of Lleida (Spain) under the Erasmus programme is born to coordinate and prepare a group of Higher Educational Institutes (HEI) active in leather science to implement a...

Green Deal Leather - 1st SC meeting

Social Partners and Steering Committee hold first meeting in Milan 23 September 2022 This week, the steering group for the new EU funded social dialogue project, Green Deal Leather (GDL) met in Milan to kick off the project with affiliates from Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and...

Statement on Traceability

COTANCE offers a meeting point to leather sector certification bodies for discussing standardisation of core requirements for traceability Transparency and Traceability catch increasing attention in the leather market, as legislation and customer requests aim to provide information to consumers on...

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