In New York, Lineapelle increases awareness of its own role, based on stability. Once again, Lineapelle New York, which took place in the Big Apple on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 January, proved to be a benchmark to top North American buyers, as much as a creative energy to drive the market, which is consistently searching for innovative works. Yet, on the other hand, the exhibition also highlighted the importance of economic difficulties, currently underway, on a worldwide scale.
At the beginning of 2020, Lineapelle New York (next edition is scheduled on July 15-16) has been tackling the curiosity of buyers, who care about prices obsessively. Yet, they also search for innovation, in terms of products and processes, and style standards, while looking ahead at summer 2021. Innovation goes hand in hand with demand for sustainability, which must be real and tangible. It is no coincidence that, during Lineapelle New York, UNIC – Italian Tanneries have launched their global advertising campaign: Real Leather is Real Sustainability. Aiming to highlight such concept more carefully, they also illustrated the new Sustainability Report over Italian leather tanning industry. 129 exhibitors participated in Lineapelle New York: 78 of them were from Italy, while 51 were foreigners. 93 tanners and 36 manufacturers, which specialize in accessories, components and fabrics/synthetics, joined the exhibition as well.
Looking ahead at Milan
Lineapelle, together with the whole leather industry, looks ahead at Milan now. In fact, Lineapelle 98th edition is about to take place on February 19-21, simultaneously with a number of exhibitions and fairs, on the agenda throughout the week. Lineapelle, which is going to welcome (for the time being) 1,250 exhibitors, will open its stands on the last day of Micam and Mipel (scheduled on February 16-19). As usual, Simac Tanning Tech, the technology exhibition, will run simultaneously with the leather fair. In Milan, women’s fashion will parade along the catwalk at Milano Moda Donna, scheduled on February 18-24. In addition, The One, White and Super events will be on the agenda on February 20-23. What a binge indeed!