UNIC explains circularity to Phygital Sustainability Expo

UNIC explains circularity to Phygital Sustainability Expo

The need remains the same: making things clear, as well as building, step by step, a “convincing narrative” for what is the green DNA of Italy’s tanning industry cited by UNIC – Italian Tanneries’ president Fabrizio Nuti (during the last annual assembly of the association).  To do so, UNIC was among the speakers of Phygital Sustainability Expo.

The event was held at Fori Imperiali, in Rome and presented itself as “the only event in Italy dedicated to sustainable transition for fashion and design brands”. Here, UNIC (member of Confindustria Moda), explained the concept of circularity in relation to leather and of the industry that saves it from going to landfills and transforms it into a high-value good. Additionally, it discussed projects dedicated to collecting the waste created from the process and how such waste becomes something else, so as to give it purpose once more.

UNIC explains the concept of circularity

“We participated in this event – explains Fulvia Bacchi, general manager of UNIC – because when bio-economy and circularity are discussed, the tanning segment has to be present. Otherwise, we witness the usual demonization of leather without having the chance to counter the claims with certified and clarifying information”. That’s how it went, within a panel moderated by Alessandro Cecchi Paone that saw the participation of UNIC, Micol Barnabò (MIMIT), Gonzalo Brujò (Interbrand) and Francesca Comino (Takaturna).

Narrated fashion show

The first day of Phygital Sustainability Expo closed with a “narrated fashion show”. Each outfit on the catwalk, including a leather one made by Antonio Marras  for the event Questione di Pelle organized by Lineapelle, was narrated. Each creation was presented based on the green quality that characterizes it.

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