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LHCA × Textile Exchange: Definition of "Leather" via 360 MAGAZINE

LHCA × Textile Exchange: Definition of “Leather”

U.S. Leather Industry Applauds Adoption of ‘Leather’ Definition by Textile Exchange 

The Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA), the trade body representing the U.S. hide, skin, and leather industry, applauds fashion industry standards and certification organization Textile Exchange for its recent adoption of an official definition of “leather” as a material created from the hide or skin of an animal. LHCA encourages other organizations and companies in the fashion and footwear sectors to follow suit in order to encourage increased transparency in materials labeling.

According to a statement issued to its membership on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022, Textile Exchange adopted widespread legal terminology for the definition of ‘leather,’ noting that it is aligning  with the EU directive 94/11/EC, ISO 15115, and EN 15987:2015, which state that “leather” is defined as “a hide or skin with its original fibrous structure more or less intact and tanned so it does not rot.”  

“This is a significant step forward in market transparency and consumer labeling,” said Stephen Sothmann, President of the Leather and Hide Council of America. “For too long, fashion and footwear brands have hidden the true materials profile of their products from consumers by using ambiguous and misleading terms such as ‘vegan leather.’ We thank Textile Exchange for taking such an important step to promote truth in labeling and hope the organization’s member brands will embrace increased transparency in consumer marketing.”

Textile Exchange’s notice further stated “Materials that do not meet the definition above will not be described by Textile Exchange as leather, regardless of any past designation or common usage of the term.” This decision impacts the labeling of products on the market typically described a “vegan leather,” “mushroom leather,” “fruit leather,” and other derivatives made primarily of plastics, plants, fungi, and a wide range other materials that are often not disclosed to consumers.

A July 2022 consumer survey conducted in the United Kingdom found that 54% of consumers were confused by marketing terminology such as “vegan leather” and could not properly identify the material’s composition.    

ABOUT LHCA

The Leather and Hide Council of America (LHCA) is a full-service industry trade association representing the entire U.S. leather supply chain, including meatpackers, hides and skins processors, traders, leather tanners, finished leather goods producers, footwear companies, and more.  The association provides its members with government, public relations, and international trade assistance and support. LHCA is a cooperator organization under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s foreign market development programs, assisting U.S. firms develop new markets for U.S. agricultural exports. 

Louis Vuitton monogram via 360 Magazine

Louis Vuitton Monogram

A true testament to its impeccable Savoir Faire, Louis Vuitton unveils a colorful summer collection of men’s Monogram bags perfect for the seasonal getaway. The selection builds upon the success of Virgil Abloh’s S-Lock Signature and the Taurillon Monogram Leather- a constant on the men’s runway.

For this season, the Monogram Macassar and Taurillon Monogram bags feature a distinctive color palette of orange, purple, and mint green- an ongoing tribute to the late Creative Director’s colorful rainbow and energizing universe. New to the leather goods category: a sleek briefcase, crossbody wallet, two new sizes of the Keepall 25, a smaller Christopher Backpack, variations on the S-Lock Messenger, and S-Lock Sling bags.

About Louis Vuitton

Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality and preserving biodiversity. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories,watches, jewelry, and fragrance. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship.

For further information: www.louisvuitton.com

Nigel Sylvester Attends ESPYS via Getty Images for use by 360 MAGAZINE

NIGEL SYLVESTER

Nigel Sylvester, BMX superstar walked the ESPYS carpet in style. Nigel chose to wear a full leather AMIRI suit coupled with stacked diamond bracelets, a beautiful diamond link necklace & rainbow spectrum diamond rings all by Los Angeles based fine jewelry brand, METAL NOIR. METAL NOIR has become the go-to jewelry brands for men being that it focuses on impactful yet subtle luxury. It’s no surprise the Jordan Brand athlete chose to wear the unreleased sought after Travis Scott Reverse Mocha 1s to finish off the look. 

*Photo Courtesy of Getty Images

Who: Nigel Sylvester Celtics NBA Superstar (Styled by: Anthony Clayburn IG: @clay_visions

Where: Los Angeles, CA: 2022 ESPYS

What: Nigel Sylvester walked the carpet in METAL NOIR

Rainbow Diamond Ring: The Full Spectrum Collection ‘ROYGBIV’ Emerald cut ring in solid 18K Rose Gold with 30 point Multi-Color natural Sapphires.  Approximately 5 Carats. HERE

Rainbow Diamond Cuff: Our Full Spectrum Collection Cuff Bracelet in Solid 18K Yellow Gold with rainbow sapphires and black diamonds.  Approx. 2.8 Carats. HERE

Diamond Cuff: Our Signature Collection Double Row Bracelet in Solid 18K Yellow Gold with round brilliant diamonds.  5.8 Carats.  VS+ Clarity. HERE

Diamond and Yellow Gold Ring: Our Signature Collection Single Row ring in solid 18K Yellow Gold with round brilliant diamonds.  Approximately 1.2 Carats. HERE

Diamond chain necklace: Signature Collection Full Diamond Linked Multi-Ring Necklace in solid 18k Yellow Gold with round brilliant diamonds.  Approx. 8 Carats. HERE

DIESEL Campaign A New Bag 1DR via Rogers & Cowan PMK for use by 360 MAGAZINE

DIESEL 1DR

The iconic IT bag of this summer, DIESEL 1DR bares it all in a new campaign featuring sun, sea and skin.

Photographed by Paul Kooiker and art directed by Chris Simmonds, under the creative direction of Glenn Martens, the campaign celebrates the 1DR bag as the only accessory needed for the summer: straightforward, sexy, confident, irreverent, easy and fun but also genderless and versatile. An embodiment of DIESEL’s DNA, compressed into one unmissable accessory.

The 1DR bag was launched in Spring 2022, and it quickly became a must-have accessory, spotted all over the world. Since its introduction, the 1DR bag has been constantly sold out in stores and online.

New color variants are featured focused on both matte and mirror leather finishes, with an affixed silver nickel rounded “D” logo plate, available in several sizes from the classic crossbody bag to the mini one.

Pre-order is now available online at diesel.com for U.S and Europe based customers. For sold out items, pre-orders are being taken this summer, with shipment expected at the end of August.

Armon Hayes in leather jacket for 360 MAGAZINE

Four Things to Keep in Mind While Buying a Bespoke Leather Jacket

Leather jackets can make ordinary attire look cool. Sporting a leather jacket can enhance your looks manifold. Therefore, one must be very particular about buying them. 

Though off-the-rack readymade jackets come in a variety of sizes for you to try, they may not fit you the best. In contrast, a bespoke leather jacket can be tailored to bring out the best in you. 

If you buy a custom-made jacket, you can avail a plethora of benefits like the customized leather fit, personality enhancement, personalized style, etc.

But the question is what factors should be considered to buy a custom-made jacket?

Well, don’t worry because we have put together a list for you. Let’s take a look:

1.     Quality

You don’t plan to buy a leather jacket every second month, or do you? That is why it is best to get quality assurance from the company customizing your leather jacket. 

It is best to know which material is being used for production. Also, ensure that they use good-quality studs, zippers, and buttons. The last thing you want is a zipper of sub-par quality that makes an obnoxious noise and gives a coarse feeling.

2.     Purpose

Leather jackets come in different colors and styles. Therefore, you must decide the purpose behind buying it. However, you cannot get such liberty while buying an off-the-rack piece as it is made keeping a standard design in mind.    

Once you know where you will be using your custom-made jacket, it will be much easier to convey the design you wish for your jacket. 

Bomber style jackets are optimum for formal occasions and workplaces, whereas funky avant-garde style jackets are perfect for casual get-togethers where these jackets can make you stand out. 

3.     The right fit

Fitting is a paramount factor that decides what your personality will look like. The best way to convey the measurements is by sending one of your pre-existing jackets to the company so that they can get the right idea about your body structure. First, however, make sure the jacket you are sending fits you perfectly. 

Along with the fit, you must aim for comfort too. Anything too loose will make the jacket look baggy. In contrast, a jacket too tight will be extremely uncomfortable. 

Therefore, it would be best to choose a size that perfectly sits on your body and enhances its appearance. 

4.     Color

The color of your leather makes a spark difference in the way people perceive you. For example, if you are wearing a bold red jacket, you may come across as someone funky in the eyes of the people. In contrast, if you are sporting a standard black leather jacket, you will come across as someone classy and stylish. 

A serious drawback with bold jackets is that you cannot sport them everywhere and every time since it is eye-catching. But, on the other hand, you don’t want people to think you wear the same jacket every day. 

So, choose your color wisely. And, if you are having trouble choosing one, then simply opt for a black or a brown color jacket as they never go out of style.

Final Thoughts 

The definition of a perfect custom-made jacket can be different for different people. However, before buying one, you must know the purpose behind it. The good purpose will help you communicate the right design instructions to the manufacturer.

Also, do not hesitate to ask for a free trial. During that phase, you can test the comfort level, the fit, and the looks. 

Authentic bespoke jacket manufacturing companies allow you a free trial for 3-7 days. In the meantime, if you find it uncomfortable, you can send the jacket back for alteration.

So, consider these tips and get a custom-made jacket today. 

James Gilbert Morgan Motor Co for use by 360 MAGAZINE

MORGAN PLUS FOUR LM62

The Morgan Motor Company recently revealed the launch of the Plus Four LM62. This revamped version of the traditional Morgan Plus Four consists of only 62 examples and pays homage to the Morgan Plus 4 SuperSports – aka TOK 258 – that won the 2.0-litre class at the 1962 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The original TOK 258 was designed in a dark green color, in contrast to the trendy red shade that was showcased on Morgan vehicles during that time. The Plus Four LM62 combines the use of both timeless colors. Featuring a Heritage White hardtop, this color is available as a first for the model. Continuing to reference the commemorative Morgan is an LM62 graphics pack with roundels of the number ’29,’ and an LM62 rear badge, silver wire wheels, a Le Mans-inspired fuel filler cap and an arched back panel.

The interior of the model comes embellished with an LM62 metal plaque that highlights the car’s distinctive and rare structure. Another exquisite feature of the model stages an LM62 laser-stamped black saddle-leather door pulls and headrests stitched with the same LM62 graphic. Heated black leather Comfort Plus seats come adorned with horizontal pleating, perforated seat centers and matching stitch color, finishing off with leather wrapped seat backs.

If clients are interested in additional alterations to a Plus Four LM62, there is availability to include a soft-top hood, LM62 photographic build record and an LM62 accessory pack showcasing two-eared wheel spinners, a Moto-lisa steering wheel, headlight tape and a chrome interior rear-view mirror.

The Chairman and CEO of Morgan Motor Company Steve Morris spoke on the model, stating, “The 1962 Le Mans class-winning Morgan Plus 4 holds a special place in the hearts of Morgan enthusiasts, employees and owners around the world. It marked one of Morgan’s greatest motorsport achievements, the car covering more than 2,200 miles at an average running speed of almost 94mph, and triumphing – like David vs Goliath – over our bigger, and better funded, rivals of the time.

“With the Morgan Plus Four LM62, we pay homage to this famous vehicle and incredible moment in time, 60 years on. Limited to just 62 individually numbered examples, the bespoke touches and enhanced level of standard specification make these cars an enticing proposition for customers wanting a piece of Morgan history.”

Available now from Morgan Dealers worldwide, the Plus Four LM62 is offered in left- or right-hand drive, with the option of manual or automatic transmission. In the UK, it prices from £78,995. For pricing in other regions, check with your local Dealer.

illustration by Samantha Miduri for use by 360 Magazine

How to Wash White Shoes

By: Amanda Sanders

 Caring for white shoes requires special attention as dirt and stains are unavoidable and is easily visible on a white surface. Fortunately, there are many ways to bring a dirty pair of white shoes back to life and to its original color. Amanda Sanders, Celebrity Stylist, Fashion Consultant, and Lifestyle Expert at AmandaSanders.com, shares her top tips on how to best remove stains for different types of white shoes and get them to look good as new. 

  • Acknowledge that white shoes will eventually turn yellow. You can’t prevent sneakers from turning white to yellow because that naturally happens over time. However, there are ways to prevent debris from sticking which can add to the color change.
  • Be cautious about throwing shoes into the washing machine. I don’t recommend using the washing machine for shoes because it can warp and damage some of the shoes. When it comes to suede and leather white shoes, these materials can be completely damaged from the rinse cycle. Also, the heat from the washer can damage the glue that holds the soles together. It is better to air dry shoes by gathering newspapers, crinkling them, and inserting them into the shoe. Make sure to take out the laces and soles and let them sit overnight.
  • Use cleaning products that’s suited to the material of the shoe. To clean white leather, you can use a Mr. Clean sponge and neutral leather cream. Fun fact, leather sneakers can be air brushed white after a good professional cleaning! If you want to clean canvas and athletic shoes at home, dry brush it with a toothbrush to get rid of as much dirt and debris as you can. Then, mix warm water with a bit of laundry detergent like Arm & Hammer Odor Blasters and submerge the whole shoe in a bucket. Use the brush to scrub the mixture into stains, rinse off all residue, and air dry completely.
  • Opt for a laundry service for convenience. I love using a service like “Cobbler Concierge” as they will pick up and drop off your sneakers, looking new and fresh!
OTD Illustration by Reb Czukoski for use by 360 Magazine

OTD Season Debut

OTD (On This Day), founded by John Varvatos, announced the debut of its first season with an omni-channel introduction featuring the launch of their website and the opening of its flagship SoHo store. For the fall, the gender-inclusive brand presents a synergetic assortment of women, men, and unisex clothing as well as footwear, jewelry, and accessories.

Originating a narrative led by curiosity, creativity, and passion, OTD explores the modern experience of style and its inextricable connections to pop culture: traversing fashion, music, art, sports, film, television, architecture, etc. Through interesting stories that occurred “on this day” in the past, new stories are sparked in the here and now.

Storytelling is fundamental to the brand message, “As individuals, we instinctively create stories that define our past, allow us to make sense of the present and propel us into the future,” commented James Schuck, senior director of social media and special projects.

“In real-life everyday communications, storytelling not only reinforces and enhances our own personal narratives, it provokes opinions, interpretations and ideas. The crux of the message is: Write your own story, on this day and every day.”

OTD creates effortless-luxe pieces in elevated, unexpected ways. Their designs recall functionality, control, and tradition, but promote constant change, expression, and ideation. The brand flexes individuality with an ease, being intentional, yet welcome to interpretation. Pieces are ready to be mixed and matched with abandon.

To bring the vision to life, OTD tapped American photographer Mark Seliger. In a studio scene, imagery for autumn’s 2021 season drew on a simple visual concept to strike an impressive sense of energy. Dynamic movements and expressive poses are captured in assertive, yet playful moments to feel focused and eclectic. Unrestrictive compositions occupy the blank space, underscoring themes of possibility and experimentation. Created to reflect the lives of those lived in them, OTD reimagines essential silhouettes to feel fresh and modern.

For women, blazers, oversized knits and plaid overalls explore the qualities of androgyny. On men and women, tracksuits hit fall wardrobes with a denser, more structured take on sporty, available in interchanging jackets and pants. There are side-striped, racer striped, and multi-striped items, as well as color-blocked and paneled jackets in animal jacquard. In unisex, knits are easy wearing, yet surprisingly elevated. From reversible coats and shirt jackets to an ultra-cozy mohair sweater in 100% linen, the concept, “between-season dressing,” gets a multi-season update.

Function plays with form in sport-inspired pieces like french terry sweats, basketball tanks, and hockey jerseys in sweater constructions. As for jackets and coats, sleek leather informs both biker styles and traditional coat silhouettes. The micro-quilted jackets, a garment-dyed trench and plush velvet puffer style, upholds tactile characteristics. There comes a leisure twist in unrestrictive materials and modern proportions, interchangeably styled with OTD premium-crafted leather sneakers and combat boots. Its refined fabrications and thoughtful details keep the focus on wearability.

With this season’s lineup, OTD cements an existence at the convergence of tailored, sport, and casual cool. The company redefines expectations for style and culture, taking on a perspective as the agents of next. Their collaborations in art and design are available online and in stores.

The launch of the OTD × King Baby jewelry unveils an androgynous range of rings, bracelets, and necklaces. This collection unites the standards of OTD with the artisanship qualities of King Baby. Each piece is made from pure sterling silver, designed and handcrafted in the U.S. In stores, shoppers can purchase an exclusive selection of iconic photography, co-curated by Timothy White × OTD. The project will evolve with each season, like a rotating gallery, reflecting the brand’s innate connection to pop culture.

The brand opened its 4,000 square foot shop in the heart of SoHo, on the corner of Spring and West Broadway. Elements include wide widows open to a bright and airy space, revealing a structural framework of continuous, clean lines, natural light, and minimal concrete floors. The raw and natural elements of the space contain curvaceous design elements such as wavy light fixtures, unexpected pops of color, and a large infinity mirror. Distinct custom-made furniture pieces, two black-and-brass ribbon fixtures, an amorphic organic round table, and a white atomic-era jewelry case, speak to the brand’s penchant for intentional, yet unexpected designs. Coming soon, the brand will open its second location on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Lamborghini Image provided by Katia Graytok and Kaleidoscope Luxury PR & Communications for use by 360 MAGAZINE.

Tonino Lamborghini: A Lifestyle Brand

When high quality meets bold design, a unique accessory is born!

Founded in 1981 by Tonino Lamborghini, 2nd generation of the LAMBORGHINI industrial dynasty, the company has evolved into a luxury lifestyle and design powerhouse, creating superlative watches, sunglasses, leather, smartphones, restaurants, jet-setters hotels, food, and beverage, from coffee to vodka and energy drinks, distributed in 40 countries around the world.

” In 1981, I started up my new Tonino Lamborghini Style and Accessories company. At the time, I assisted my father in the family group, but I felt the need to do something exclusively of my own, different from the world of engines. I have always been interested in design and accessories, and I took inspiration from my engineering background. I’ve always loved products linked to mechanics; thus, it was obvious that the first accessory I designed was a watch. And even today, in every product I create, there must not be missing a detail somehow related to my family’s automotive and engineering heritage. Uncompromising spirit, Italian ingenuity, and design – together with the timeless legend of a brand recognized worldwide: are the values that characterize my brand. My company’s mission is clear: to spread the passion and spirit of Italy with unique and distinctive products, inspired by Italian industrial design and the Lamborghini family’s story”

“Tonino Lamborghini in 2021 will celebrate its 40th anniversary. My father founded the Italian spirit to the world through a series of products that range from watches, eyewear, leather goods  three corporate core businesses furniture, hospitality projects, and branded beverages. A real lifestyle experience brand!”

With the support of the designers of its Centro Stile, constantly under the supervision of Tonino Lamborghini, the company has designed and manufactured timepiece models that have become real style icons over the years.

Following the Lamborghini family’s vision and constant inspiration, the company’s designers have created unique watches like the Spyder, a watch totally inspired by the shield of the brand’s emblem that encloses the “Miura raging bull,” or timeless pieces like the Cuscinetto, whose first edition goes back to 1983.

The new Tonino Lamborghini Swiss Watches collection has been completely conceived and designed by Ferruccio Lamborghini, Tonino’s first son, representing the third generation of the Lamborghini family. From his famous grandfather, Ferruccio has inherited the name and the passion for motorcycles and high speed: he is a motorcycling champion in the Italian Championship.

With a team of designers and a historic Swiss watch manufacturer, Ferruccio has created eight new lines of timepieces that elegantly combine his father’s past and his experience in the 2-wheels world. A brand-new range of performing Swiss watches dedicated to daring, bold, audacious, intrepid, fearless, and pioneering people, with remarkable resourcefulness.

Canadian Goose with basketball illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

PETA Attacks NBA Over Sponsorship

PETA Attacks NBA Over Canada Goose Sponsorship

Natural Fibers Alliance Blows Foul on Extremism

This week members of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) demanded the NBA scuttle its new multiyear partnership with Canada Goose. On Monday, the Canadian company announced a multi-year partnership with the NBA to develop specialized attire for NBA All-Star Games.

PETA has had a long-running campaign against Canada Goose because the company uses feathers and fur in some of its outerwear. PETA has vigorously attempted to ban the use of all leather, wool, fur, cashmere, down, and silk at the federal, state, and local levels because they are derived from animals–including the leather used to make basketballs.

Mike Brown, head of sustainability and communications with the Natural Fibers Alliance, issued the following response to PETA: PETA has gotten so extreme that it would ban basketballs simply because they’re made with leather. This is a lay-up for the league: Tell PETA to hit the showers.”

Not only does PETA’s advocacy against natural materials harm the environment but threatens consumers’ freedom of choice. Synthetic clothing is one of the top global polluters of waterways. Researchers estimate that synthetic fabrics alone are responsible for up to 35 percent of microplastic pollution in our oceans; synthetic clothing “sheds” microparticles when cleaned. Natural fibers, in contrast, are a sustainable and renewable resource.

The Natural Fibers Alliance is a newly formed environmental justice coalition representing wool, leather, fur, and other naturally produced materials. For additional comments or questions, contact Mike Brown.