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Klein Karoo: South Africa's Exotic Luxury Ostrich Leather

VANESSA ZDESAR, Le Souk Contributor
Nestled in the Western Cape province of South Africa, in the scenic valley between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, lies the town of Oudtshoorn. Despite its small populati...
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The Latest in Leather Trends Coming to Lineapelle NYC

VANESSA ZDESAR, Le Souk Contributor
Twice a year since 2001, premium leather producers from around the world have gathered in New York City to showcase their latest collections for use in fashion accessories, garme...
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Fiber Innovation is the Way Forward for Sustainability

SOURCING JOURNAL, Le Souk Contributor
Today’s consumers seek transparency, novelty and sustainability, and all parts of the supply chain—including and starting with fiber producers and spinners—will have to deliver or ...
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Le Souk Partners with DAFI to Promote Sustainable Textiles

VANESSA ZDESAR, Le Souk Contributor
The Danish Fashion Institute (DAFI), established by the Danish fashion industry in 2005, is an organization that further develops and promotes Danish fashion. DAFI’s purpose is to ...
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Designer of the Week: U-CLIFE

VANESSA ZDESAR, Le Souk Contributor
U-CLIFE is an upcycled material supplier and editor based in Normandy, France. Created in 2012 U-CLIFE sells carefully selected fabrics to designers and manufacturer...
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Italian Mills Amp Up for Milano Unica New York

VANESSA ZDESAR, Le Souk Contributor
Milano Unica, the Italian Textile Tradeshow that takes place bi-annually in Milan, came to New York for the first time last summer. This year, from January 24th-26th, the exclus...

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