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The new Plaginsa collection for AW 2019/20, between new products and respect for the environment

The Alicante company is preparing for the next cold season focusing on the quality of the materials, the elegance of the finishes and environmental sustainability.

ISA TanTec opens second tannery in Vietnam

Following the increased leather demand from its customers, ISA TanTec has continuously invested in increasing the capacity of its existing facilities. The new tannery will be the fifth of the group.

Fibre revolution

The fashion industry has always claimed to be a cutting-edge sector when, in reality, it proves to be conservative when it comes to fabrics.

The benefits of a circular economy in the tanning process

A study conducted by the High School of Sant’Anna di Pisa in the district of Santa Croce highlights the advantages for the environment in the abandoning traditional linear economy.

Sustainable bonding by Tecnofil

For more than 30 years the Como-based company has been offering a high-level service while never losing sight of protecting the environment.

Finproject is growing, even in terms of sustainability

Finproject is growing, also thanks to acquisitions, and is preparing the landing on the stock market, but without forgetting the centrality of the sustainability theme.

IbiGreen, a new generation of chemical-free articles

Industrie Biagioli offers a wide range of products for assembly insoles and cleaning insoles, including a new extremely sustainable line.

Schmid and Carmina Campus, when trends start with sustainability

For the next F/W 2018-2019, Schmid and Ilaria Venturini Fendi continue working together to give new life to production stocks. From the circular economy to quality fashion, teaching the art of tailoring and dressmaking to women in prison, to help them reintegrate into society.

Fimma thinks about wide-ranging sustainability

The Brianza-based company has purchased a hybrid car to replace two old company vehicles and has installed a charging station for electric cars in the carpark of its factory.

Conserving resources:  when style meets sustainibility

Omnipel Technologies offers the market an excellent solution to protect the environment: linings obtained 100% from used plastic bottles.

The goat that breathes.

Enhanced breathability for goatskin proposed by Conceria Nuvolari as shoe lining, without substantial changes to the visual impact of the material.

Nastrotex Cufra, a revolution in tape manufacturing

A new All-Over digital printing technology, conceived and developed by the Bergamo-based company, allows outstanding quality and total customisation right down to the smallest detail. Nastrotex Cufra now sets its sight on conquering the luxury market.

Nature becomes fashion

This is the philosophy of Astarte which for almost 30 years has been realizing works of art to embellish leather goods, clothing and footwear from recycled materials.

Gea Gomma, sustainable by nature

GEA GOMMA s.r.l. is a European leader in the ecological and non-polluting processing of natural untreated rubber for the production of natural footwear para.

Quality, craftsmanship and design: Japan

Once again, the refinement and originality that characterise Japanese manufacturing have travelled the world and were shown at the MICAM of Milan and the APLF of Hong Kong.

Kinuya Indigo

At its first participation in an international trade fair, the Japanese company won the APLF Award for its beautiful indigo-coloured leather.

Naturella, 100% ecological and  biodegradable leather

Santori Pellami sets up a revolutionary ecological system to treat leather and obtain a completely biodegradable material free of chromium and heavy metals.

“Italiana Accessori” opens its doors again this year

The 9th edition of the event able to mix creativity, craftsmanship and industrialisation – fundamental elements for meeting the increasing demands of high-end fashion houses – is taking place from 18 to 20 of July 2018 in the future headquarters of Montevarchi, in Viale Diaz

Corkskin, the perfect material for vegan footwear and leather goods.

SACE Components has developed a new, perfect material that not only offers a unique and original design for shoe and bag models but is also excellent for those who want products that respect the environment and animals.

Bartoli S.p.A. sees the ISO 14001 certification as a starting point for continuous improvement

The constant effort to improve the environment and protect the planet’s resources continues to guide the choice of the Tuscan company.

Tessitura Attilio Imperiali, for a sustainable fashion

Tessitura Attilio Imperiali is an ancient company which has been designing and manufacturing fabrics for 4 generations emphasizing today’s sustainability.

Kiefer Von Zoe: eco-friendly insoles for high heels, even without a shank

Cutting-edge in the production of high quality materials for assembly insoles in footwear with and without metallic midplates, the company presents its state-of-the-art eco-sustainable products: KPT and the ‘top of the range’ NPU GREEN.

iTen®, ergonomics and softness for the new soles line

Mondial Suole improves the comfort of footwear with its new brand iTen®. The new brand adopts the ENERLYTETM system by The Dow Chemical Company for more ergonomics and softness to the touch.

Eyelets in sports footwear

Moro Minuterie is the ideal partner for those looking for a metal eyelet for footwear.

The future of Knit and technical fabrics for uppers

We asked three leading manufacturers of knitting and fabric machines – Santoni, Shima Seiki and STOLL – to illustrate the present and future of the knitted upper.

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The benefits of a circular economy in the tanning process

A study conducted by the High School of Sant’Anna di Pisa in the district of Santa Croce highlights the advantages for the environment in the abandoning traditional linear economy.

GreenSole, even shoes have a second chance

The Indian company has developed a very efficient system to recover used and “throw-away” shoes to turn them into new models donated to those who still walk barefoot.

Sustainable bonding by Tecnofil

For more than 30 years the Como-based company has been offering a high-level service while never losing sight of protecting the environment.

The infinite wardrobe of DressYouCan

The tale of Caterina Maestro, founder of the Milan showroom where it is possible to rent and share the fashion of your dreams.

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The outlook for the circular economy in the world of leather

Paolo Gurisatti, industrial economist and advisor of the Italian Leather Research INstitute of Naples, outlines the prospects of the world yet to be build.