SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg : A man kisses the portrait of South African former president Nelson Mandela during his memorial service at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on December 10, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, died in Johannesburg on December 5 at age 95. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN
FRANCE, Paris : Flowers are layed on December 6, 2013, on the ground in front of the South African Embassy in Paris a day after the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela. People gathered in cities around the world to make their own personal tributes to Nelson Mandela on December 6, leaving flowers and setting up makeshift shrines in an outpouring of emotion for South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD
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CHANEL: ACQUIRES THE BODIN-JOYEUX TANNERY
The brand has a new partner, the Bodin-Joyeux tannery, which provides high quality lamb hides for high quality brands. A wise move, as investing in long-term partners helps secure and further affirm the brands long-term quality. President of Chanel Fashion said ’Bodin-Joyeux is CHANEL’s long-standing partner for Lambskin Plongé, which is used to create our famous classic quilted handbags. Through this acquisition, we are reaffirming our commitment to the long-term sustainability of traditional expertise, in particular involving lambskin, a noble, unique material, as well as to securing the future of centuries old craftsmanship.’
By Will Johns.
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." ~ Nelson Mandela. Rest in peace, Madiba. Photo: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.