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ILM View From The Top Podcast Series

Welcome to the ILM ‘View from the top’ podcast series by the publishers of International Leather Maker, the leading news and business information service for the leather industry. ‘View from the top’ aims to provide listeners with invaluable insight and perspective on the global leather industry through opinion, comment and more from ILM’s authoritative and experienced editorial team, industry experts and influencers. There are two free to download episodes each month educating listeners on a variety of topics and trends and what this means for the future of the leather industry. Episodes are designed to appeal to all parts of the supply chain, including tanners, suppliers, brands and retailers.

Tracks

Working and networking in the modern leather industry
Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth revisits three articles around how the leather industry can best work and network in the post-Covid landscape, and some of the opportunities ahead.
14:03 09/19/2022
Developing renewable leather chemicals with TFL
TFL Heads of Product Management Markus Hess and Michael Franken discuss the company’s approaches and innovations in the area of renewable and biobased leather chemicals.
19:31 09/05/2022
Silver linings in a time of turmoil
ILM Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth reviews three articles from columnist Mike Redwood around the theme of positivity.
13:19 08/22/2022
Automotive interior material choice with One 4 Leather
Tom Hogarth is joined by Inge Flowers, spokesman for One 4 Leather, to discuss the automotive leather sector and how the industry can promote leather for vehicle interiors over other options.
20:39 08/08/2022
The responsibility of the leather sector in the Amazon biome
In this deforestation-focused episode of the podcast, Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth brings you three articles from ILM’s May/June 2022 issue around leather’s role in solving the problem, including expert insights from Mauricio Bauer and Gert van der Bijl.
22:47 07/25/2022
Challenges for the perception of leather
ILM Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth revisits three articles around the perception of leather and the many obstacles that lay in the path of showing consumers the truth about our industry.
14:52 06/27/2022
Cotance President Manuel Rios addresses industry challenges
Tom Hogarth and Martin Ricker are joined by Manuel Rios, President of Cotance and owner of Spanish tannery Inpelsa, to discuss the trials and tribulations of tanning in Europe, Cotance’s plans for the future and much more.
33:36 05/23/2022
Leather’s challenging environment in 2022
In the latest episode of ILM’s podcast, View from the Top, Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth brings you three articles that, together, present an image of the challenging global environment leather finds itself in today.
17:26 05/16/2022
A golden hour for leather messaging
Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth reads three articles from ILM columnist Mike Redwood around the current obstacles and efforts in the areas of leather messaging and education.
13:01 04/27/2022
Pursuing unity in the global leather industry
ILM Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth reads three articles from the ILM website around the topic of cooperation in our global leather industry.
13:53 03/28/2022
Testex’s role in global leather standards
In the latest ILM podcast episode, Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth sits down with Mirjam Bänninger, Group Product Manager Leather Standard at Testex, to discuss the organisation’s perspective on developing leather standards.
16:01 03/07/2022
APLF Dubai and what it means for future leather trade fairs
ILM’s Tom Hogarth and Martin Ricker speak to Grace Lee and David Bondi of the APLF about the show’s move to Dubai for 2022, the opportunities presented at this new venue and what lays in store for the event in the future.
30:52 02/21/2022
The case for regenerative agriculture
In this episode, Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth revisits some articles on the leather industry’s pro-environment attributes and the opportunities presented by regenerative agriculture.
14:42 02/14/2022
Insights into the raw materials market
Ian Banks, Editor of theSauerReport, joins Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth to discuss the highs and lows of 2021 for the raw materials market and gives his perspective on what we can expect from 2022. Listen to this episode for an exclusive discount on a new subscription to theSauerReport.
28:42 01/31/2022
Taking advantage of opportunities in 2022
Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth rounds up three articles from ILM columnists covering the turbulent times of 2021 and the unexpected challenges and opportunities ahead of us in 2022.
16:26 01/17/2022
Leather industry leaders review 2021
As we approach the end of the year, ILM invited three industry leaders to discuss the hottest topics of 2021 in the last episode of View from the Top. Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth is joined by PrimeAsia CEO Jon Clark, Pittards Ethiopia Managing Director Tsedenia Mekbib and ILM columnist and Leather Naturally spokesperson Dr Mike Redwood.
62:48 12/20/2021
Leather and deforestation: How can the industry be part of the solution?
ILM’s Martin Ricker is joined by Leather and Hide Council of America President Stephen Sothmann and Mauricio Bauer of the World Wildlife Fund to discuss the cattle industry’s links to deforestation and how the leather industry can be a part of the solution.
39:24 12/06/2021
Taking action on sustainability
Sustainability and ESG consultant Alexandra Pelka joins ILM Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth in this episode to discuss sustainability in the leather industry, how we can communicate these efforts to brands and consumers, and some of the most exciting opportunities and projects happening in the industry now.
33:13 11/15/2021
A post-Covid industry
The industry is changing and, in this podcast episode, we look at three comment articles from the ILM team on how leather can thrive post-Covid. We examine returning to international work, how leather fits into the future fashion and whether our industry is in the midst of a renaissance.
16:06 10/25/2021
Tackling the choice to use plastic over leather
In the latest episode of the ILM podcast, we cover three articles from Dr Mike Redwood on the choice of brands to use plastic materials over leather, the consequences of that choice, and how we should approach the issue as an industry. The three articles are: Using anger wisely, There is a joker in town, and Nature hates waste, all published on the International Leather Maker website.
11:21 10/11/2021
Marketing leather to the consumer – Real Leather, Stay Different
Stephen Sothmann, President of the Leather and Hide Council of America and Tim Lewis, Business Director of creative, marketing and PR specialists, gt&i discuss what’s behind the Real Leather, Stay Different marketing campaign to promote leather as a material to consumers in ILM’s latest ‘View from the Top’ podcast.
27:43 08/31/2021
What is and who’s behind the Sustainable Leather Foundation
Sustainable Leather Foundation Managing Director, Deborah Taylor and Technical Director, Karl Flowers join ILM on the latest podcast to tell us about what the SLF is all about. They outline what the recently launched Transparency Dashboard is all about and discuss their short, medium and long-term aims and aspirations for the SLF to make the global leather supply chain more transparent and help consumers choose leather products that are sourced using the best international practices.
51:34 07/19/2021
The art of leather drying
Dr Antonio Polato, CEO of Italian drying equipment specialists, Cartigliano provides listeners with an overview of the latest leather drying techniques and how tanners and finishers can get the best results from drying their leathers using a range of modern techniques. Dr Polato is joined on the Podcast by Vera Vangelista from Cartigliano’s Commercial Department.
43:33 07/05/2021
Renewable carbon feedstocks in next generation leather chemicals
Today’s podcast centres once again around lowering the carbon footprint of chemicals used in the manufacture of all types of leather using renewable carbon raw materials. ILM is delighted to welcome back as our special guest, Michael Costello, Group Director of ESG for global leather chemical maker Stahl. In this episode Martin Ricker, Content Director ILM discusses some of Michael Costello’s opinions around this topic and what the future for renewable carbon chemicals may look like. 
33:06 06/21/2021
Leadership and innovation determine leather’s future success
We will be covering three topics in today’s episode, titled ““Leadership and innovation determine leather’s future success” written by Dr Mike Redwood and published on the internationalleathermaker.com website, which are: “We need to sort this out”, “We need to innovate out of the commodity trap” and “Good leadership rather than good luck”, first published on the www.internationalleathermaker.com website.
16:21 06/07/2021
Advances in leather biodegradability and tanning technology
We will be covering two topics in today’s episode, titled “Advances in leather biodegradability and tanning technology”.  It covers two articles written by ILM Consultant Technical Editor Karl Flowers, which are “Biodegradability Claims” and “Effluent developments” published in the March / April 2021 edition of ILM. For more information, visit www.internationalleathermaker.com
16:17 05/24/2021
Livestock, leather and why the industry needs to find its voice
We will be covering three topics in today’s episode, titled “Livestock, leather and why the industry needs to find its voice” written by Dr Mike Redwood and published on the internationalleathermaker.com website, which are: “Leather and livestock improve biodiversity and poverty”, “A unique material that needs to keep re-defining itself” and “We must be honest, but never silent”, first published on the www.internationalleathermaker.com website.
19:15 05/10/2021
Media, communication and the status quo of sustainability in the leather industry
We will be covering two topics in today’s episode, titled “Media, communication and the status quo of sustainability in the leather industry”, which are: Leather’s difficult relationship with the media and When it comes to sustainability, the leather sector has some cracks, first published on the www.internationalleathermaker.com website.
16:20 04/19/2021
Life cycle assessment and performance of leather
ILM Editor Isabella Griffiths is joined by Kim Sena, Sustainability Manager at JBS Couros, and Andy Pleatman from China based tannery Asiatan to chat about JBS’ sustainable leather concept, Kind Leather, the importance of lifecycle assessments and the image and future of leather. For more information, visit www.internationalleathermaker.com
57:22 04/05/2021
The importance of people and education
We will be covering three topics in today’s episode, titled “The importance of people and education” which are: Education is not preparation for life - it is life, Celebrate our people and Post pandemic, it is youth we will depend on.  These were all written by Dr Mike Redwood and taken from the Redwood Comment, published on the www.internationalleathermaker.com website.
15:24 03/15/2021