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COVER STORY
STEP BY STEP, FAIR BY FAIR
Time for London

To learn and observe. LP LONDON (ham yard hotel, july 11th), launches english fashion’s winter collection 2018/2019. To be there is a competitive advantage for tanneries.
New York sturdiness
LINEAPELLE’s preview in the big apple strengthens its identity, the number of exhibitors grows and confirms the nervousness of the US market: retail’s difficulties go back to the supply chain, the  buyers look for attractive prices. The MAPS of Winter 2018-19.
Price and outsourcing
Three exhibitions, three occasions to understand the ways in which productive and commercial equilibriums are evolving in Asia: SHOES FROM ITALY Tokyo, ITALIAN FASHION in Seoul, SHOES & LEATHER Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam ad ASSOMAC.
Good, not great
Something isn’t working in Berlin’s fair system? In fashion week’s last edition, the various expositions weren’t great (just like in the past). “Too much talking…”, a date change is being hypothesized. Done with an exposition (Cologne), a new one will take its place (Frankfurt).

SUMMARY
BETWEEN MILAN AND NEW YORK
Useful leather
The best of what walked the catwalk at Milano Moda Uomo, Paris Fashion Week and New York. Between practicality and a new way of “wearability”. Leather expresses an even more genderless and season-less fashion.

ITALIANS DO IT BETTER
Di Bianco recipe

Production and materials 100% italian. Canadian ownership and creativity primary market is the us one. We start, with the case Di Bianco’s footwear, a trip of niche brands in the leather segment.  Brands that base their success on being “made in italy”.

SCANDALS
JBS reacts

The brazilian multinational of the meat industry is being dragged down by debt, but it may have found a way out of the difficoult time.

TANNERIES AND ACQUISITIONS
The right moment

The Pretto family sold the majority of shares of their tannery (Pasubio) to CVC Capital Partner, but remains to run it: “We found a partner that supports our developmental strategy”. In The Netherlands too: Sopraco acquires Rompa Leather.

AFRICAN TALES
Africa and leathers
Rwanda has a problem: too much raw material (which goes abroad) and few tanneries. Who knows about it says “a degree of protectionism is needed”. But in neighboring countries protectionism has been a boomerang.

INCREASE AGAIN
Italian machinery going strong
Meeting of ASSOMAC: export grows over 38% in the last 5 years.  “Global chains are changing. Businesses invest in technology”.

HIGHLIGHTS
Research & around – 
Hydroil, the all-natural system that lightens the tanning process  |  Leather and leather products: UNIC will preside UNI’s technical committee  |  PEFCR: and the meat leaves  //  in cooperation with Lineapelle | Environment & Sustainability
IndiaBan is removed (for now)  |  How many are they
Kenya
Is changing its mind?
Bangladesh The hypothesis of another leather district
Tanzania Protectionist boomerang

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