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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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​​​​COTANCE Urges the European Commission to Review the Timeline for the implementation of the EUDR Information System

COTANCE Urges the European Commission to Review the Timeline for the implementation of the EUDR Information System On May 17, 2024, COTANCE together with 13 other European industrial organizations concerned by the EUDR sent a letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, urging her to...

Manuel Rios Re-Elected as COTANCE President & Release of COTANCE Manifesto

COTANCE Press Release Manuel Rios re-elected COTANCE President The Assembly General held on Wednesday 15 May 2024 in Brussels re-elected unanimously Manuel Rios Navarro to continue guiding COTANCE during the next two years.   CEO of INPELSA, the leading Spanish sheepskin tannery located in Canals...

Towards Zero Adverse Impact of the European Leather Industry: Final Conference

Final Conference of the Green Deal Leather Project  Brussels, 16 May 2024 Today in Brussels, the European Tanning and Leather social partners, COTANCE and industriAll Europe held the Green Deal Leather Final Conference, concluding a two-year, EU-funded Social Dialogue project ’Towards Zero Adverse...

Apple Abandons FineWoven

Apple Abandons FineWoven: Leather Alternatives Prove to Be an Expensive Illusion When COTANCE Member associations of Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, Hungary and UK met in Council on May 15, 2024 in Brussels, they addressed among the many burning topics on the industry’s plate, also recent...

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