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International Council of Hides Skins & Leather Traders Associations


ICHSLTA's new Board

Posted by Nick on September 1, 2023

On August 29th, the Council re-elected Toni Baltes from German Wirtschaftsverband Häute/Leder e.V. as their President as well as Dennis King from Australian Hides Skins and Leather Exporters Association and Nick Winters from French Hides Association as their Vice Presidents. Lénaïg Manéat of the French Hides Association – Federation Française des Cuirs et Peaux in France continues managing the organisation.


Toni Baltes says:

“It was a pleasure to be able to hold our AGM in Shanghai and shake hands with our friends and colleagues from around the world. Our industry has changed with the aftermaths of the pandemic and the final consumers’ expectations, often driven by “so-called” more ethical, sustainable consumption choices. One of our objectives over the next couple of years will be to restore the good reputation of leather, that it deserves. Leather is among the most natural, sustainable and beautiful materials available to manufacturers of all kinds of products. As President of ICHSLTA I look forward to working towards our common goal and would like to thank my colleagues for their renewed trust.”



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