Mipel Lab will open during Lineapelle. After the presetation that took place at the last edition of Pitti Uomo in Florence, everything is ready for the innovative project created by Assopellettieri, in collaboration with Lineapelle. The latter will host Mipel Lab inside its Pavilions in Fieramilano Rho, from September 22nd to 24th. “Mipel Lab collects the segment’s real need of joining forces: today, more than ever, it’s important to be a team”, commented Assopellettieri’s president Franco Gabbrielli. For Fulvia Bacchi, CEO of Lineapelle, “It’s a high-profile synergic operation”.
The objective and main players
“Mipel Lab’s main objective is that of involving the brands that are currently present in Italy and offer them an innovative service capable of putting them in contact with the right producer, depending on the specific needs”, explains Mr. Gabbrielli. This first edition will host: Bric’s, Dimar Group, Mabi International, Most, Metal Studio, P&C, Pelletteria Fiorentina Montecristo, Rica, Pelletterie Sagi, Sapaf, Tigamaro, Tripel Due, Tivoli Group. Meanwhile, Mipel Lab is adding a digital version of the lab, which is active all year round, thanks to the development efforts of Assopellettieri, in partnership with EY and the technical support of DS Group, specialized in software.
“To be a partner of Lineapelle and be hosted at the fair is strategic – says Gabbrielli -. Luxury brands, designers, private labels and startups can all find high-profile manufacturing partners and, at the same time, discover leather and other ideal materials to make their collections”. “We are extremely happy that Lineapelle will be hosting Mipel Lab – concludes Fulvia Bacchi -. Our fair, which aims at contributing the development of the entire leather chain of Italy with concrete initiatives, is not only enriched, but even takes a further step in this direction. The offer of Lineapelle, in terms of materials and style, will be able to provide significant and stimulating new evolutions to the segment, together with Mipel Lab”.
In photo, Franco Gabbrielli presents Mipel Lab during the last edition of Pitti Uomo, in Florence