COVER   |   IS IT REALLY A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE TO SAY NO?

IS IT REALLY A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE? | The consequences of a choice

The renunciation of exotic leathers is it a responsible gesture? It is not, because they are jeopardizing conservation projects and bringing local communities to their knees. “That of Chanel is a lazy choice”: Daniel Natusch of IUCN explains why

IS IT REALLY A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE | Giving new life to the scrap of scrap

Elvis & Kresse is a leather goods brand founded in 2015 in the United Kingdom with the Mission of re-using materials. Since 2017, the brand has partnered up with Burberry on a project that brings new life to the chain’s waste products

IS IT REALLY A SUSTAINABLE CHOICE | The circularity goes on the stock market

From tanning waste material to the ipo. Sicit 2000’s journey shows how the leather industry creates value (at 360 degrees) even from the waste it produces

OTHER REPORTS

THE WORLD AT FIERAMILANO | The quality of LINEAPELLE

From 20 to 22 February, the most important business experience reserved for fashion and luxury supply chain sizes the number of edition number 96. And tesse a thread between fashion, innovation and sustainability in the light of a precise choice: that quality

THE WORLD AT FIERAMILANO | Sold out 4.0

The innovative plan, February 20-22, at Fieramilano Rho, will be complete. It happens once a year, when, Simac Tanning Tech comes alongside to Lineapelle, in perfect continuity of time and space. The event of reference for technology comes to the appointment in great shape

IS THE SUCCESS OF SNEAKERS COMING TO AN END? | Nobody can say NO

Even those opposed to the dominance of sneakers, at the end of the day, end up wearing them of put them in their collection. While some start to suspect that their run is about to come to an end, let us try to understand how the sneakers’ incredible success has (structurally) changed the balance of the chain

THERE IS NO LUXURY WITHOUT LEATHER GOODS | And the last one (for now) is Fendi

The Italian brand (owned by the French LVMH) extends the list of those who land around Florence to produce its leather goods accessories. The new factory will open at the end of 2020 in Bagno a Ripoli and, for the Tuscan municipality, it will be a real revolution

ROAD TO SUSTAINABILITY | Presentation sport

Ecco Leather, tanning division of the Danish footwear and leather accessories group, gets to the market with DriTan: the solution to save “enormous quantities of water” and “mud” during the production phase, they say by Roberto Procaccini Five years of research went into this project, which was followed by a developmental phase. Personnel, time and […]

RAW MATERIAL AND BARRIERS | Protectionism’s atlas

2018 was an odd year for international commerce practices. A year, most of all, characterized by the constant back-and-forth between the United States and China, busy with a trade war that wastes no time in scaring the world, and moreover, shaking up the precarious commercial equilibriums currently existing within countries

US RAW MATERIAL | Tariff anxiety

The shutdown has been deducting us traders an instrument of market analysis, slowing down public procedures. A more reliable climate with china cheers up but with a view to march first uncertainties are still there

COLUMNS

EDITORIAL | Leather is culture

It’s easy for us. It is simply acquired knowledge. It’s obvious. We know leather and its world: since always. And we have always known tanning, with its history and heritage. A long story. As ancient as mankind’s history, but not old. Leather accompanied mankind’s evolution from the beginning to today, characterizing itself, and evolving as […]

RESEARCH | Vegetal ageing

di Gustavo De Feo* A few months ago, together with the Consorzio Vera Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Tuscany, we started a research project concerning vegetable leather ageing. Just like, for us time passes inexorably, slowly transforming our appearance, nourishing our life of experiences that is then visible on our leather, vegetable leather over the […]

CULTURE CLUB | The oldest LEATHER shoe in the world + Pompeii + Robin Hoods Tanneries + Shironameshi

The oldest leather shoe in the world is from Armenia and is in perfect conditions: it was made 5500 years ago The oldest shoe in the world is made with leather and it is more than 5500 years old. It was discovered in 2008 in a cave in the province of Vayotz Dzor, Armenia, and […]

INNOVATION | Talking about waste water

di Luciano Falqui e Alessandra Evangelista* The research and development department of Officine di Cartigliano, beside from continuously working to improve its tanning machinery, has also enlarged its reach to touch on the environmental segment as well, because it is a sector that is becoming increasingly strategic. Specifically, the department developed a low temperature drying […]

INNOVATION | The “gym” of the future

di Federico Brugnoli* The ideal metaphor is that of the “gym”. Before becoming a fashion and luxury phenomenon, sports footwear has always been an innovative gym, encouraging the entry into production of futuristic materials and technologies, new management solutions for the manual conveyor. All aimed at the need to combine aesthetics and technical performance, and […]

Numbers

300,000 Like the pieces of Spanish Entrefino lamb leather traced in the first year of project SELAMBQ (Spanish Entrefino Lamb Quality). Its main goal is to “find solutions to the effective qualitative decay of this niche tanning raw material, which is particularly liked by the high-end market”, reads a note in the press. SELAMBQ is […]

RAW MATERIAL’S SIGNALS | A matter of strength

The United States close a challenging 2018, and start the new year with a new-found strength in Chinese demand (but for how long?). All the issues and challenges of a time-period that is hard to interpret, according to Francesco Matelli

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