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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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This was shot in Argentina in September. And it shows two evidences. The first, conjunctural, is the particularly negative state of South American tanning

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The focus remains green: if what we are experiencing now is the environmental revolution of various industries, then everybody expects the improvement to be made in this area

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Innovation Training (July 9th-15th) brought european tanners to find out the research excellence of Boston and New York. It seems like a far away world, but it isn’t

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Some among the protagonists of the Innovation Training tell their experience. At Lineapelle (October 2-4) the Innovation Square is laying the foundation for the future

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Leather and its processing are intrinsically disruptive, because they are circular by definition. and Lineapelle 97 presents an area specifically dedicated to this virtue explains wh

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Vegan marketing is coming to the four wheel industry too: the goal is to absorb electric cars into its idea of sustainability. But the market is far more complex than propaganda

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All those that believe that the new auto market, the one of hybrid and electric cars, is leather free, is largely mistaken. Green and synthetic aren’t synonyms, warn tanners. While regardless of what is said by polemicists, leather’s sustainability is a fact

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The boundary is quite fleeting. In certain cases, it doesn’t even exist anymore. For cars, fashion and accessories the word of order is contamination. And these examples tell it In a particularly significant way

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It’s “the type of thing that makes a vehicle different”. What this “thing” is and why it has this type of power, is explained by somebody that knows a lot about car interiors (as James Bond can confirm)

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In Hong Kong, the Global Footwear Executive Summit, held on March 12th, tries to analyse and find the countermeasures of the many “perfect storms” that are stringing the footwear world. And discover that the solution maybe is only one

Mass customization promises to liberate the production process from the seasonality of collections and at the same time freeing the whole fashion chain from the “stock” risk, supplying tailor-made footwear to clients. “Now is the time”

Traditionally associated to manual know-how, the process of the leather-textile-footwear chain is undergoing change under the force of the fourth industrial revolution. A European project explains which types of professional figures the industry needs