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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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Traceability and Transparency in the TCLF industries

Traceability and Transparency in the TCLF industries What do these terms mean? Traceability is the capacity to track and trace a product to its origin, and Transparency is the level of public disclosure of the suppliers in a given value chain. They have become key concepts among apparel and...

Open letter to Stella McCartney

Ending the use of leather? Are you sure?   Dear Mrs McCartney, You are promoting a pledge to end the use of leather in the fashion industry in the context of COP 26, maybe even as a response to our sector’s Leather Manifesto. We understand that there are people, like you, who for philosophical...

COP26 Leather Manifesto

International Leather Industry Calls on COP26 to Reduce Reliance on Fossil-Fuels, Prioritise Natural Materials Brussels, 28 October, 2021 – COTANCE, along with 30 other international leather industry organizations, today called on the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to have a...

Milestone in the SELAMBQ project

European tanners of Spanish Entrefino lambskins complete important milestone in their quality improvement initiative   SELAMBQ (Spanish Entrefino Lambskin Quality) is the acronym of one of the concrete actions taken by a group of Spanish, Italian and French tanners coordinated by COTANCE and...

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