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ISA TanTec opens its first showroom in Europe

ISA TanTec, the international eco-friendly leather manufacturer, celebrated the grand opening of a new showroom set up in their Italian tannery, Scamosceria del Brenta Srl (Scabrenta), located in Bassano del Grappa on May 9th

SUEI, the irreplaceable shoe

With the name SUEI, an acronym for “la scarpa unica è insostituibile” [the unique and irreplaceable shoe], the new brand created by Tatiana Pivovarova is characterised by an exclusive design and important collaborations with the world of art.

Hugh Jackman is named as the new celebrity endorser for RM Williams boots

Hugh Jackman, actor and upstanding citizen, loves to wear boots both on the set and in everyday life. This is why the Australian brand RM Williams chose him for its “Undeniable Character” ad campaign.

ACDL, innovation in shoe processing

Winner of the European ‘Worth Project’ contest for its design and innovation, and currently supported by the IFM French Institute of Fashion, with the launching of its first capsule collection, ACDL1, reveals ACDL – Artisan Chausseur Design Lab’s innovative shoe design process.

A buzzy second edition for Leatherworld Paris

After a first edition in September 2018, Leatherworld Paris establishes itself as a twice-yearly show, like the others under the Messe Frankfurt France’s “The Fairyland for Fashion” umbrella which attracted 13,929 visitors in total, 2.35 % increase compared with February 2018

At Lineapelle, Lenzing presents its innovative TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers

At the Milan fair dedicated to materials and components for footwear and leather goods, the Austrian Lenzing Group presented a completely sustainable solution that allows footwear to be entirely made, and in all of its parts, from the wood-based cellulose fibers.

Foot Locker: a record-breaking 2018

The sales revenue of the New York chain specialized in sports footwear ends 2018 with a total of 7.94 billion dollars.

Lineapelle of wonders

The fair confirms itself as a basic reference point for the global fashion and luxury supply chain, and each year it grasps the sense of a market that is constantly changing and transforming

Caligola ST-PLusLeather precision in cost calculation

The software for calculating consumption, Caligola ST Plus, is fitted with a specific module for leather, which integrates the powerful nesting used by Comelz on its cutting islands.

Ermenegildo Zegna: the custom MY Cesare sneaker

The world of leading brands meets the sneaker and proposes projects that focus on the same “tailor-made effect” of the clothing collections. Ermenegildo Zegna is no exception to this rule, with its “My Cesare” shoe, which was the star of the fashion show dedicated to its collection XXX.

CIMAC: the new headquarters is inaugurated

The ribbon was cut on the new CIMAC headquarters this past 24 January in Vigevano, in the presence of Mayor Andrea Sala and Assocalzaturifici President Annarita Pilotti. The entire Board of Directors of the footwear association was also in attendance, along with the local and sector press.

Not bright conjuncture for the sector: 2018 first 9 month data

This is what emerged from the sample survey conducted by the Research Centre of Confindustria Moda for Assocalzaturifici on the […]

ICF wins the Dematté Private Equity Award of the Year 2018

Yesterday evening, Thursday 13 December 2018, were awarded the prizes for the fifteenth edition of the Claudio Dematté Private Equity Award of the Year®.

New initiatives for 2019 Fimec

The largest leather footwear trade show in Latin America develops strategies in search of another successful edition

Moro Minuterie – Shine like a star

The major fashion brands are launching shoes and bags with extra-shiny metal accessories on the market: Moro Minuterie responds with the “Mirror” finish

Innovation at the forefront

Stemma expands the range and design of products injected onto the upper, for increasingly automated productions with controlled quality, without placing limits on production flexibility and the range offered

Comelz acquires 100% of Camoga



The path of growth and expansion of Comelz, which is already an expression of the Made in Italy excellence, is continuing also for external lines wanting to better equip itself to better face the new challenges on the international markets. Soon there will also be the acquisition of a Software House.




TFL eco-friendly processes for sustainable materials

In answer to the growing demand by international markets for sustainable and alternative materials to leather, TFL proposes TFL Hydro PU.

Siretessile: a newly conceived membrane at Lineapelle 2018

Since 1976, Siretessile has been in the field studying the best solutions for its customers, creating and developing technical fabrics for winter and other kinds of footwear.

Apego is awarded EcoVadis Silver Recognition Level

The company, which is a leader in the design and production of footwear moulds, underwent an assessment that monitors its environmental and social performance, obtaining CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) recognition.

An integrated approach for a more sustainable footwear

The global trends have impact in the fashion industry, including footwear, and have to be integrated in the development of new products. The market is changing as well as the preferences and behaviour of consumers. The consumer of today have access to much more information,
is more demanding and looks for fashion, difference, comfort and sustainable consumer goods.

Annie Gestroemi at White with Ramponi

Created with the aim of highlighting and giving visibility to young talents in the world of fashion, winner of the tenth edition of Premio Ramponi is Annie M. Fabbioni, who debuted at White with the new Annie Gestroemi collection.

SPOTLIGHT – WRÅD

Matteo Ward (co-founder and CEO), Silvia Giovanardi (creative director) and Victor Santiago (art and talent director) are three young entrepreneurs and the creative minds behind WRÅD, which is not only an emerging brand, but a real movement that acts as a spokesperson for important issues aimed at triggering a sustainable revolution in the fashion world.

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018  “From words to action” is the theme of this year’s edition

The balance sheet on the progress made and a road map on the actions to be taken in order to change the fashion reference models were presented at the world’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion. There is now an urgent need for companies to support and accelerate change

Scott: passion, standing side-by-side with athletes

Sixty years of innovation, technology and design at the service of bikes, motorbikes, the world of running and winter sports equipment: this is the story of Scott, a story filled with passion and constant innovation.

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Apr 09, 2019

Première Vision Paris: reference for the global creative industry

More than 53 thousand visitors – 70% of which were from abroad – participated at the last edition of the French Showcase dedicated to fashion materials and accessories on show at Paris Nord Villepinte from 12 to 14 February 2019, once again confirming the international scope of the event. The next edition is scheduled from 17 to 19 September 2019.

Apr 03, 2019

The new Italian Leather Research Institute for the competitive strengthening of the sector

The national programme to support ‘Made in Italy’ promoted by the Leather Research Institute: “Leather Technologies to Fashion Sustainability”.

Leather Naturally launches an important campaign to promote leather

Leather Naturally has reached its $ 1.5 million fundraising goal for a global campaign to promote the use of leather.

Apr 02, 2019

Mosshoes, a formula for success

In a market still penalised by a persisting financial crisis and by the effects of Western sanctions, Mosshoes managed to guarantee, thanks to its original formula, an all-in-all dynamic edition, with a +3.75% rise in visitors coming from every part of Russia and the neighbouring CSI region.

LWG Success for ISA TanTec Group

The reaccreditations of ISA’s worldwide tanneries with medal rating reinforces its continuous commitment to environmental excellence and sustainability in the leather tanning industry.