The appeal, present and future of tanning. Igualada hosts the final chapter of “Leather is my Job”

Presentation of the activities carried out during the project. Overview of challenges ahead of the leather area. The need, especially felt, is to communicate the correct perception of the leather along with the commitment to the sustainability of the tanning industry powerfully. They are the topics of the final conference of Leather is My Job, the initiative promoted in the European Social Dialogue by Cotance and industriAll in Igualada (Barcelona). As part of the event, it was also hosted the award of the three winners of the Work in Tanneries photography competition. Among them, there was the young Geneva Ganu, a 19-year-old graduate in Administration and Finance. She has immortalised the Tuscan tannery Newport: “It’s my first work experience, and even though my job is from office, I was fascinated to see how a skin Which comes crude can become a high fashion product, “he says. “It prevailed in me the idea that I had to show how the skills are handed over to the new generations from the veterans; and how the drums and the manual skills represent the essence of tanneries”. In Igualada are were also present the mayors of Arzignano, Giorgio Gentilin; Castelfranco di Sotto, Gabriele Toti; Fucecchio, Alessio Spinelli; And San Miniato, Vittorio Gabbanini.


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