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Understanding Leather

In this webinar, Paul Bridge, Global Business Development Manager, International Footwear Production, Footwear Materials & Leather for SGS, covers topics including:

  • Hide and Leather Types
  • Lifecycle of Manufacturing
  • Hide Treatments
  • Tanning Process

Paul has over 30 years of international footwear production, footwear materials, and leather experience. Starting his career in Northamptonshire, the home of the UK footwear industry, Paul has worked for footwear manufacturers supplying Clarks, Marks & Spencer, and high-end high street retailers, before developing his career in the footwear machinery and components suppliers of BUSM and Texon. He then moved to the USA to head sales for Porvair International, supplying many international brands. The past few years, Paul was Sales Director of ECCO Leather based in Holland before joining SGS to share his experience with the Footwear and Leather Team.     

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