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POLARTEC – launches the Delta™ fabric

Polartec’s first Cooling Fabric which does not use chemical additives

Green, the colour of hope – Pantone

PANTONE® announced its top colour for 2017. A fresh and zesty green made even more vibrant by a hint of yellow.

Sympatex launches the first 100% CO2-neutral membrane

The production of a Sympatex copolymer creates 50 times less CO2 in comparison with a PTFE polymer – and even that will be compensated from now on

Eurosuole – 40 years looking for lightweight and high performance materials

Having celebrated 40 years of activity, this company focuses on constant innovation and research on increasingly lightweight and high performance materials.

Eighty years of Vibram’s Carrarmato design

At Lineapelle, the company takes a look at its past through a special exhibition that retraces the evolution of the widely acclaimed Carrarmato design, which celebrates its eightieth anniversary in 2017, while looking forward to the future through its innovative Vibram Arctic Grip technology.

Arsutoria Trends SS18 – STRENGTH – Concept & Materials

ConceptA celebration of strength and opalescent as the new futuristic beautiful.Minimalism is the new pure. Clean is more eclectic.Lines that […]

Arsutoria Trends SS18 – ARTEFACT – Concept & Materials

ConceptArt as ARTEFACT, creative fascination made or shaped by man, such as a tool or a work of art, or […]

SAOBC: magical and luxurious ostrich leather

The creations made by the students of ARSUTORIA school using the magnificent leather supplied by SAOBC – South African Ostrich Business Chamber

The future of bonded leather: the entire shoe

With almost 80 years of experience, Ledertech is one the main manufacturers of bonded leather, a quality material that the German company now proposes also for uppers

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

Large and sporty, precious and flashy

The RiRi accessories explore extremes to give life to the 2017/18 A/W trends that are not afraid to flaunt their character

A new range of patent leather

Tata International presents “Primomino”, a new range of patent leather

Schmid and Arsutoria School, quality and creativity together at Lineapelle

The Schmid stand at Lineapelle displayed the creations of young designers who trained at the Arsutoria School, one of the most important fashion schools in the footwear and leather goods industry, made with the finest materials from the milanese company.

Davos: Laser Luxor Line

A customizable product that Davos Spa has created specifically for the market of women’s footwear, which immediately captured the interest of leading brands of footwear

Brustia-Alfameccanica: innovative technology for the footwear industry

Brustia-Alfameccanica has always been a synonym for innovation. The X-ray scanner for quality control and the new heel nailing machine are a proof of that

Lanxess presents the new trends for the AW 2017/18

The new Autumn/Winter trends by Lanxess, the German-based chemical company, are characterised by a very Italian taste

Fainplast makes its debut at Lineapelle with EVATech

Made in the new factory of Ascoli Piceno, the BRAND new material is versatile and suitable for the footwear industry

Lampa: Best Fashion Accessories

Technology, innovation and high quality are the values of Lampa, specialized in the design, prototyping and manufacture of buttons and accessories for fashion and footwear

Davos: in the name of continuity

DAVOS presents the new collection F/W 2017/18

Hawai Italia: an insert capable of revolutionizing footwear

Hawai Italia’s ProAir Waterblock® is a breathable insert that ensures total impermeability and maximum ventilation


There is no doubt that the theme of sustainability is hot, very hot, that it cuts across many sectors and increases the attention span of consumers.

Finproject: Outsoles for eco-friendly shoes

Finproject has always focused on the protection of human health and the environment at every level of its organisation

STEP to SUSTAINABILITY – Sustainable Footwear Samples

The principal objective of the STEP to SUSTAINABILITY (S2S) project is to define the skills of a new professional profile in footwear companies, who can work on sustainability on every front.

Corporate Social Responsibility Practice

What drives the change in footwear enterprises towards sustainability, competitiveness, and innovation is the commitment for applying the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices in their daily activities.

Sustainable Footwear Manufacturing Technologies and Processes

Step 2 Sustainability started out with a survey to identify the training needs of footwear companies in terms of sustainable manufacturing. The survey analysis resulted in a list of issues causing problems regarding sustainability.

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Fur & charme

Soft and pale, the hot proposals ride the always vital winter fur trend.

Davos interprets the next 2019-20 autumn/winter season

Here are some novelties that enhance the style and quality: the soles produced by the Veneto company.

Sep 20, 2018

The strategies of the Brazilian leather sector

International certification, collaboration, sustainability and an important project for the 2019 Design na Pele tradeshow, in collaboration with an Italian company. Here’s just a few of the points touched upon in this interview with Rafael Andrade of CICB.

Lamonti Cuoio, values and innovation of a Made in Italy product

Craftsmanship, innovation in finishing and a careful customer service make the Tuscan company a precious reference point for those who look for TRUE Italian leather.

iTen® by Mondial Suole: the comfort of shoes of the future

The new brand adopts the ENERLYTE™ system from the Dow Chemical Company for enhanced ergonomics and sensation, designed to ensure lightness, and durability for the market of walking and sports shoes.