Are you looking for a transversal constant to the history of humanity and its evolution? Nothing could be simpler. It's leather. Here is a brief, exciting gallery of extraordinary archaeological finds that best demonstrate this dimension and confirm its intrinsic durability

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The 4th edition of the world leather congress took place in the big apple this past july 16th. A concept that summarizes the shared opinion of all those that made statements there: the identity and value of leather need a more actual form of narration, one that is lateral and disruptive

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There are two opposing and converging thrusts in the luxury leather goods sector. On the one hand, for Italian entrepreneurs third-party work has been increasingly important for years. On the other hand, designer labels and large groups, especially French, invest in vertical integration and internationalisation

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There is no risk of disinvestment for italian manufacturers controlled by french groups. However, subcontractors do not have as many certain points. The point of view of Mario Ortelli (Ortelli & Co) and Flavio Cereda (Jefferies International)

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End of August, 2019: in Biarritz, luxury sits at G7 table. François-Henri Pinault (patron of Kering), presents the fashion pact, the coalition of sustainable luxury, as per invitation by Macron. But “someone” is missing

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“We are sorry, but chrome is no longer strategic”. Lanxess sells its chrome chemicals division to china-based brother. Will anything change in the market ?

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From slaughterhouses to livestock farms, the french meat market is reducing the number of players. A potential threat to the leather segment

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A case, not as strange as it seems. If anything, it is symptomatic of a certain mediatic medium. That, when talking about leather, to look for new (forcibly green) at all costs. Defining it as green, even when it is not

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European capital of culture in 2019, millenary city with a long history regarding leather. welcome to Matera, and to our journey looking for its disappeared tanneries

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A material, an industry, a cultural expression. Leather celebrates its magnificent everyday dimension in New York (a location with significance) and looks forward to the future. Welcome to the fourth edition of the tanners’ world congress

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Luxury brands and tanneries. Upholstery and furnishing accessories. Footwear and leather goods. The Milan Design Week, held from April 9 to 14, in its frenetic multiplication of events and exhibition spaces that, from Fieramilano Rho, has invaded the whole city, has placed, perhaps more than ever, leather in the role of privileged “object” of the action of an infinite number of players. Which have made it the tool for enhancing their creative choices. In these pages (before going into a consideration in terms of meaning) we propose a selected and undoubtedly amazing gallery of very exclusive, extremely interesting projects

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“Leather returns to dress the house with its own personality”. And it does it differently, in a new way, maybe more complicated, but able to communicate to the great public with A renewed adaptability and a flexible modernity. The confirmation comes from the last, oceanic salone/fuorisalone

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A brand that “still has a lot of potential to be used in terms of its offer” and that, from the next winter collections, should show the first Results of its relaunch. Bottega Veneta in the analysis of Flavio Cereda (Jefferies) and Mario Ortelli (Ortelli & Co)

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Potuguese tanning grew exponentially from 2010, but in 2017 it stopped. The segment finds footwear to be its top client, but the rise of sneakers, along with alternative materials and relocations, make the cycle negative

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Amman’s tanning segment has great potential: the availability of raw material. The sector is lively and hungry for more. But in order to use its full potential it still has a long way to go

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The double-edged relationship with Israel: good for business but limiting due to bureaucracy. Turkish and Chinese competition. What the Palestinian chain needs. And what could live without

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Meat consumption in Africa is destined to increase. But production of bovine and ovine livestock is, for the most part, small and not structured, unable to keep up with the trend. This is the part of the market that South Africa wants to cover

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February 19, 2019, the day of the death of Karl Lagerfeld, will be remembered by fashion and luxury as an epocal turning point. Nothing, after him (for CHANEL but not only) would continue to be like it used to be

The story of Raf Simons and Calvin Klein, which lasted just over two years, shows in an disruptive way an uncomfortable truth: aspiring to luxury can sometimes be very, very dangerous