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Véronique Saunier established her reputation as a journalist soon after moving to Hong Kong in 1988. As a freelance writer, she has been covering the fashion, leather and fine fibre industries for various magazines including the industry’s leading trend setter WGSN. Her background as a former science and technology writer enables her to interpret in a highly readable manner the way new technologies affect various industries and our lives. She understands and is concerned about the impact the fashion industry has on the livelihood and traditions of animal breeders across the world. A dedicated environmentalist, she tirelessly promotes corporate responsibility and sustainable development as a means of preserving cultural diversity. At the same time she defends the rightful access of local populations to education, healthcare, technological advancements, prosperity and wealth creation. She has played an active part in developing and coordinating the programme of the Cashmere World Forum and of the Global Footwear Retail Conference. A tireless traveler with an extensive experience of living in China, Véronique commutes regularly between Asia and Europe.
According to the President of the Hanoi Shoes Leather Association, Pham Hong Viet, Vietnam’s leather industry is benefiting from the shift of orders away from China
Wannasu Thailand (short for Wannasuvarnamani) was established in 2015 by two brothers, including one ophthalmologist whose ambition was to fulfill his mother’s dream of owning a handbag brand as luxurious as Gucci and Hermes.
“The biggest challenge in our industry is the growing need for environmentally friendly materials,” starts Alec Gulec, General Manager of the Germany based chemical engineering specialist Gulec.
Established in 2008 initially as a trading company importing high end leather from Europe to China, Xuxu Leather is now a manufacturer of high quality ladies handbags.
Impactiva is an industrial engineering company providing highly trained quality control technicians to major brands in the lifestyle industry including apparel, footwear, leather goods and leather.
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