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The Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community (COTANCE) is the representative body of the European Leather Industry. It is a non-profit organization established in order to promote the interests of the European tanning industry at international level. Apart from representing European tanners and dressers, it also has the mission of promoting European leather both in the European and international markets.

 Leather is a material almost as old as mankind. A wearable natural second skin, it has provided protection, warmth and elegance to mankind for thousands of years. Is this material still up-to-date?

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Award for Serge Ramiere

Position statement on deforestation regulation

Why leather should be excluded from the scope of the Proposal for a Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products COTANCE is a non-profit organization representing the leather-producing industry at European and international level. COTANCE represents the employers in the EU Social Sectoral Dialogue...

A successful green and digital transition of the EU Textiles Ecosystem

Joint Press Release: a successful green and digital transition of the EU Textiles Ecosystem (TCLF sectors) 5 July 2022 The European social partners of the  textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear (TCLF) industries agree joint demands to ensure that the textiles ecosystem can become more...

Position Statement on Deforestation

COTANCE rejects allegations that the leather value chain is a driver of deforestation The latest Global Witness Report and corresponding article in The Guardian again depict the leather industry as a driver of deforestation. COTANCE deplores that all the efforts deployed by governments and...

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