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Global Quality Solution

Armed with expertise that began in 1899, CTC has become a market leader through a one-of-a-kind research centre for leather, footwear, leather goods and gloves.

CTC provides solutions for manufacturers, distributors and brands, in the fashion, luxury goods, sport, and personal protective equipment (PPE) markets, as well as in the environmental sector.

CTC's customer-focused services include all the steps required for design, manufacturing, sourcing and distribution, covering raw materials, such as leather and textiles, components such as metal pieces, or finished products such as fashion accessories or items of clothing.




Trade shows

The 18th International - Shoes & Leather Exhibition - Stand F53
From 13 to 07-15 - Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Moda Shanghai - Stand CTC
From 08-31 to 09-02 - Shanghai (Chine)

Première Vision Leather - Stand 3F52
From 13 to 09-15 - Villepinte (France)

Leather industry news

  • US hide export volumes pick up, but value continues to drop
  • New study puts value of US hides sector at $3.4 billion
  • Alibaba boss says fakes are better than the real thing
  • Argentina: leather-sector fears come true
  • Portugal: Footwear industry continues to rise
  • UK footwear industry “still thriving”
  • Comité Colbert chooses Hermès exec as chairman
  • Turkey and China drive growth in textile production
  • Hermès uses facts to defend ostrich leather
  • Tanners need to reclaim leather’s place in shoes and handbags
  • Global luxury market exceeds €250 billion
  • Warning over productivity of Cambodia
  • Reboot: Adidas to make shoes in Germany again – but using robots
  • New Made-in-Kenya Running Shoe Brand Launching via Kickstarter
  • These Vibrating Shoes From EasyJet Guide Your Steps as You Play Tourist
  • New social responsibility-inspired collection from Pikolinos
  • Furniture firm expects payback on Lectra cutting system in 16 months
  • Hohenstein researching more gentle textiles
  • What does it cost to make a running shoe?
  • 7 awesome ethical shoe labels
  • New Balance Releases their First 3D Printed Running Shoe, the Zante Generate
  • China wage increase could create 1.2 million jobs
  • Nike passes Louis Vuitton in Forbes list
  • Pensole and adidas team up for design master class
  • ICEX links tradition with the future: craftsmanship and the electronic market
  • Leather design competition prize winner to be announced at CDW » The Furniture Makers Company
  • Retailers knock confidence of bull finishers
  • Top Things to Know About Sustainable Innovation at Nike
  • Nike partners with HP to make 3D printed footwear
  • Northampton students see their footwear designs come to life thanks to Church & Co
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