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Hottest Spring Colors 2014

Hottest Pairing: Black and white

Hottest Evening Color: Metallics

Hottest Color Combination: Pale pink with white or beige

Color of the Year for 2014: Pantone’s "Radiant Orchid." 

Hottest Shapes and Sizes for Handbags


Hot: Small, feminine bags with top handles

Hotter: 1950’s influenced classic satchel with top handle and shoulder strap

Hottest: Handheld clutches that are slightly larger, less structured, and hardware heavy

Honorable Mentions: Backpacks paired with casual wear and dresses are very popular this season. You can’t go wrong with a bucket bag or duffle.

Hottest Textures and Trims

 For spring and summer 2014, the hottest textures are faux leather, faux patent, faux python, fringe, micro suede, and mixed media combinations with linen or canvas. Hottest trims include leather or micro suede gussets and metal chains.

Blanket textures will be one of the hottest trends for Autumn/Winter 2014. Fabrics include cashmere, tartan, twill, and fur. MTMC has the best high street and trend inspired handbags, to help you rock the look.


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Stahl expands number of ZDHC Level-3-certified products

Monday, November 29, 2021


Waalwijk, The Netherlands, 29 November 2021 – Stahl, an active proponent of responsible chemistry, today announces that it has achieved ZDHC Gateway certification for 400 more of its products, bringing the total number of Level 3 certified products to 1800. This achievement underlines the company’s commitment to the ZDHC mission of implementing chemical management best practice across the industry.

Calls for Bangladesh Leather Sector to Seek Better Branding

Friday, November 26, 2021


During a virtual workshop on 'Trade and Investment Opportunities in the Bangladesh Leather Industry', organised by Solidaridad in collaboration with the Embassy of Bangladesh in the Netherlands on Tuesday it was suggested that the sector needs to focus on better branding and marketing of leather products for its sustainability.

Mulberry Launch Low-Carbon Leather

Wednesday, November 24, 2021


British brand Mulberry instead of turning to leather alternatives like a number of brands, have sought out an eco-responsible approach that doesn’t forfeit leather's natural qualities. Based on the expert know-how of the Muirhead family business, a new collection of leather goods from the British luxury brand features "the lowest carbon leather in the world." It may be a gamble but it could also help restore the reputation of a material that is increasingly on the hot seat in the fashion industry.

Indian Leather Exports up 400% April-May

Monday, November 22, 2021


India’s leather industry is one of the country’s most prominent and fastest-growing sectors. India is a key player in the leather industry and exports of its products have been on an upward trend. In 2019, total exports stood at $5.07 billion and the growth has not slowed.

India to Target $10bn Leather Exports by 2025

Monday, November 22, 2021


India’s minister of commerce and industry, Piyush Goyal, said last week that India’s leather industry should aspire to be the world’s number one. Addressing the National Export Excellence Awards presentation ceremony of the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), he said India is already the second largest leather industry in the world, but they should still aim for more.

Bangladesh’s BSCIC Chair Seeks Italian Investment

Wednesday, November 17, 2021


The chairman of the Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation, Mostaque Hassan urged Italian investors to invest in green energy produced from the wastes of the local leather industry this week. He made the call at a meeting with Italy’s ambassador to Bangladesh, Enrico Nunziata. The meeting was held at the BSCIC centre in Dhaka.