A debate that, pandemic or not, holds surprises every month. Unfortunately, unpleasant ones. Surprises that were identified in the media hype of the withdrawal from crocodile and any exotic leather for reasons defined as “ethical” by those who, while giving up this (forgive us the pun), give up very little.
US Federal Law stops the California Penal Code and brakes down the house of cards that banned “the sale and commerce of crocodile and alligator leather (and leather goods)”. An important precedent, not just from a legal standpoint
It seems that brands choose to tell customers they are saying goodbye to exotic leather for simple marketing reasons. Industrial complications? Little. Return on public image? Substantial
On one side are the words of Richemont, repeated many times regarding the use of exotic leather. On the other are those of Louis Vuitton’s CEO, who clarified why the luxury brand uses all types of leather (as well as fur)
But also the Holy Grail of the wildest fashion (but not only) collecting. To the point that, by now, it is a biggest news when an auction of designer bags, almost always in exotic leather, goes deserted. Like last July at Sotheby's when, incredibly, a Hermès Birkin Himalaya found no suitors. It was a coincidence
An historic victory for UNIC - Italian Tanneries, which “with pride, sees its determination awarded. A steppingstone for leather, as it now has all the tools to defend itself and consumers from those that use the term in misleading ways”
8 questions and answers to summarize the scope of the new Law Decree (DL n.68 of June 9th, 2020). Plus, data that explains the efficacy of the Law Decree and the need for it
Cotance welcomes the Leather Decree approved in Italy. And hopes it can trigger a change of pace in the European Commission too
José Fernando Bello, executive president of CICB welcomes the new Italian Law and, after 55 years of “Lei do Couro”, tells the story of how the leather one is a cultural battle
All together a little more slowly. This is not an invitation for moderation, but rather one to push businesses to optimize everything
There is a desire to change: we need to understand how. To understand what it’s like at the top of the range you need to know how to read the protagonists' statements. We do it with Susanna Nicoletti, designer consultant and university professor
Covid-19 changes everything, (most of all) the approach of luxury brands to creating collections, their consequent timeframes, and the type of shows. These choices that are being made could truly be wise. Luca Solca (Bernstein) explains to us why that is
Gucci posted on Instagram, in late May, “typed fashion words” by Alessandro Michele. The brand announces the end of a creative era and the need to open a new chapter, but in its own way
White, because everything is to be thought, build, written. All to be discovered in its hypothetical entrepreneurial and productive, personal and social, psychological and behavioural evolutions. Everything is to be understood in the way in which, inevitably and forcibly, we will be forced to change. We asked a group of protagonists in the leather industry to imagine how.
There is plenty in all of this to understand that the sea of sustainability, in addition to being very insidious, cannot continue to be shaken (only) by the extremism of a “no”. To persevere in highlighting the un-sustainability of others (true or presumed), it's just smoke in the eyes. It would be better to enter a new dimension, recognising the concreteness of certain continuous improvement programs (those of Italian leather, for example) and seriously roll up their sleeves.
No to diesel, leather, fur, plastic and industrialized agricultural practices. The search for easy solutions has pushed everyone off the road. All have lost sight of the most important values: for industries, of course, but most of all for society. Which ones? The concreteness of the offers and the coherence of results
Those that are “concretely green” within the tanning industry have been analyzed and talked about in the 16th edition of UNIC - Italian Tanners’ Sustainability Report. They are aligned with the directives from the 2030 agenda of Sustainable Development by the United Nations. Meaning they are aligned with the SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals
The British designer, an animal free extremist, in 2019 raised the level of her war to leather, which she considers the material with the greatest environmental impact in the entire fashion industry. But, because of this coat, she had to deal with those who use sustainability as a club too
This was shot in Argentina in September. And it shows two evidences. The first, conjunctural, is the particularly negative state of South American tanning