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CSCB:  Brazilian leather certifies its sustainability

Economy, environment, social responsibility, and sustainable management: Brazilian leather takes on an ally for the sustainable future of its tanning industry, using these four pillars as its cornerstones. This is the basis of CSCB, Brazilian Leather Sustainability Certification, which is backed by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB), for the promotion of best business practices by the Brazilian tanning industry, in order to reply to the growing demand for sustainable products and processes by international markets.

Fashion and circular economy, the preferred development model  for the 21st century according  to the European Union.  How they can be integrated?

How technology can invent new ways to foster sustainability of industrial processes. Here are some virtuous examples.

Specifications: sustainability or absurdity?

A progress report on the various and diverse initiatives aimed at standardising the specifications that are becoming increasingly more stringent, multiform and harder to meet

The main corporate sustainability strategies of Italian footwear’s value chain

From Assocalzaturifici comes an in-depth study on the current priorities of the footwear industry as regards sustainability and on how the specialised technological service market is answering.

Santa Croce certified

Piero Maccanti, director of the Tanners Association, based in Santa Croce sull’Arno, explains how the district reacted and reacts to the crisis: by promoting a certification for the companies and relying on new marketing tools like showrooms inside the tanneries.

Craft the Leather, the winner of the fifth edition

The collection “Orlandi’s Opera” by Kira Anne Goodey, from London’s Royal College of Art, won the contest organised and financed by Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale (Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium)

Safety Footwear: 7.8 billion USD in 2024

Global Market Insights’ forecasts for the safety footwear market in 2024. The biggest stimulators of growth, the development of the construction industry, and the implementation of safety standards.

The market has changed: it’s time to react!

The first Shoes Summit took place at the end of last year, examining the paths to a “new normality” characterized by higher competitive pressures and less consumption on traditional markets and channels.

JP Super Soles, tailored for fashion

JP Super Soles, the Portoguese company based in Pedorido Castelo de Paiva, produces soles for the most important companies of luxury footwear and is looking at the future with determination.

The 47th Obuv. Mir Kozhi edition opened

Obuv. Mir Kozhi kicked off in Moscow. It’s devoted to the collections of footwear and leather goods for the 2017/18 Winter season. Cautious optimism in view of the Italian export figures to Russia that returned to grow.

First Shoes Summit in Montegranaro – “Market has changed: it’s time to react!”

The first SHOES SUMMIT took place at the end of last year, examining the paths to a “new normality” characterized by higher competitive pressures and less consumption on traditional markets and channels

CICB, the Brazilian Leather Industry Center started the celebrations for its 60 years of activity

The first of four events, one every 15 years of history, was held before the opening of the 41st edition Fimec, a […]

Uncertain market, waiting for recovery of consumption

In anticipation of a more favourable economic situation, the footwear industry closed 2016 amid signs of uncertainty with slightly negative figures.

Stemma, unstoppable growth

A new headquarters for the Treviso company that continues to improve its performance and gain new markets.

The international footwear market according to Heitor Klein

Heitor Klein explains his vision about the international footwear market scenario after the appreciation of the dollar

Santa Croce defamed again

The Centro Nuovo Modello di Sviluppo in Vecchiano (Pisa) and its dossier “A Tough Story of Leather” are back in the limelight.

Assocalzaturifici donates 10 beds to Fermo hospital

The association keeps on promoting territorial development with concrete gestures and projects.

PAMBIANCO: Innovation and speed are the keys to grow up

The revolutions taking place in the fashion and luxury industry emerging from the conference organised by Pambianco Strategie di Impresa.

Eighth edition of Shoe Report

The annual edition of Shoe Report was held this past 11th November in Rome at the Chamber of Deputies in Montecitorio.

The 4.0 industry and the Green Label – Assomac

At a distance of six months’ time from Desenzano, the General Assembly of the National Association of Manufacturers of Footwear, Leather goods, and Tannery Technologies meets up with businesses and the press at its headquarters in Vigevano, on the 5th of December 2016, to take stock of the association’s current activities and present the three strategic themes on which the association’s work will focus.

How leather is going?

Lineapelle analyzes the leather market trends in the second quarter of 2016

New ways of distribution to be a “Global Artisan”

Internationalisation, sustainability and online marketing, these are the key words on which the footwear centre needs to focalise to gain market shares.

Half a century of ribbons for the fashion industry

NASTROTEX-CUFRA, a leader in the production of ribbons for shoes, lingerie, sportswear, and elastic crocheted ribbons, collaborates with ARSUTORIA for the upcoming trends

ARSUTORIA school visits the Tuscan Leather District

Students of the Milan school were taken on a field trip to learn about the importance of fully understanding the materials and their production process to make quality footwear

This leather stirs up emotions

Known as the “Black Diamond of Leather”, it won the Leather Handle Prize given during the latest PremiÈre Vision Leather. It is the leather of Himeji Kurozan

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AMF SNAPS and the sustainable galvanic plant

The company based in Bassano del Grappa confirms its ability to combine creativity, innovation and care for the Planet

Jul 27, 2017

ICEC, the reference point for certification and sustainability of the leather sector

ICEC is the Certification Institute of reference for the leather sector.

Jul 27, 2017

BATA’s point of view

A chat with Nicole Voillat, Sustainability Director

Jul 27, 2017

The entepreneurs of tomorrow and sustainability

CEC – European Federation of Footwear Industry – wanted to meet tomorrow’s young entrepreneurs during the Entrepreneurship School organised by ThinkYoung

Bonding, sustainable proposals

The issue of adhesives and glues is central in footwear manufacturing. Some Italian companies propose innovative solutions that are able to transform the manufacturing processes and to provide the added value of sustainability to assembly lines.