It passed the test with a top grade. “Water can’t get through”. During the 3 days of Lineapelle 98, Monza-based tannery Motta Pelli tested its new waterproof suede. A type of waterproof leather that maintains its softness and lightness to the touch. “We had first tested it inside the company, leaving this suede leather exposed to 4 days of rain and it had held up – told us Costanza Motta, head of the tannery’s R&D department -. The official test at Lineapelle has also been passed with flying colors now”. The new leather type was exhibited in contact with water, and at the end of the third day it still hadn’t absorbed any water.
Versatility and naturalness
“We are trying to reach this level or resistance to water on both suede and nappa. The challenge is maintaining the thickness as thin as possible while not modifying the natural characteristics of the material”, explained Costanza Motta, third generation representative of the founding family of the tannery, which opened in 1947. “The requests from our clients in the fashion industry is to create leather that is increasingly versatile, resistant yet natural. We are studying all approaches we can use in drums”. This new waterproof suede has passed the test at Lineapelle. Now it has to pass that of the market.