We have just seen the end of the LERIG conference and the Indian International Leather Fair. The global leather trade is suffering very badly like every other right but the Indian business would appear much better placed than most other leather producing countries. The Indian leather and the products made from it seem to fit better with the spending intentions, such as they are, of the worlds’ consumers. . I gave a talk at the fair on some aspects of what is going on and the slides are available on the front page of the blog. It only covers about ten per cent of what I said and all being well I can post a fuller text version within the week. Below is a picture from the fashion show which was a noisy and powerful event from a very self confidant industry.
Marketers will be aware of the letter written to Richard Branson on the food on one of his flights which has raced round the Internet – http://www.docstoc.com/docs/3890842/Food-on-Virgin-Mumbai—London-flight – and will know the importance of crisis management in all industries. The latest IULTCS statement on toxic sofas is in the marketring pages of this site and well worth reading