New initiatives by the ICEC certification institute, which remains the reference point for the entire leather supply chain as far as issues concerning novelties in terms of sustainability are concerned, and not only.
Tessitura Attilio Imperiali is an ancient company which has been designing and manufacturing fabrics for 4 generations emphasizing today’s sustainability.
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.
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
Of increasing urgency and importance, the theme of sustainability was also at the centre of Inspiramais, the show of reference in Latin America for design and innovation in the field of materials and accessories, which is scheduled every year during the month of July in São Paulo, Brazil.
While the initiatives against the fashion system’s impact on the environment and fauna continue, like the Greenpeace Detox march in Bandung and PETA’s protests, the Victoria & Albert Museum explores the complex relationship between nature and fashion from the 17th century to today.
At the beginning there was Orange Fiber adopted by Ferragamo for a capsule collection of accessories. Then, the drive of sustainable fashion kicked off many other projects that make the most of the potential offered up by organic fibres: this is the case of D+ di Khriò.
The giant in sportswear continues to research sustainable materials and presents a revolutionary leather destined to repeat the success of Nike Flyknit.
A research promoted by Stahl highlights the very high attention that young generations give to the issue of sustainability and transparency in the supply chain.
After a recent audit by the Leather Working Group (LWG), Scamosceria del Brenta srl (Scabrenta), the new member of international tanning group ISA TanTec has obtained a Silver award for its Italian based tannery.
The three-year experimental project was presented in May 2017, accompanied by comments from the technicians in charge of the various research lines and by a report on how the project had reduced the environmental impact of tanning processes, which was presented by representatives of Dani, Mastrotto Group, Acque del Chiampo, Ilsa and Ikem
ICEC is the Certification Institute of reference for the leather sector.
From the ‘Total Retail 2017’ survey released by PwC, it emerged that 70% of Millennials and 66% of those Italians aged over 35 are willing to spend more in the name of sustainability.
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.
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.
The combination of coloured cork, in strong and energetic colours, with precious ‘welts’ (chains, studs, diamonds) is fresh and captivating. Also the outsole contributes to the decisive, yet elegant atmosphere.
Schmid will first be in Paris and then Milan to show operators of the sector the new AW19-20 collection.
Fagus-GreCon offers a unique service for the international footwear industry: design, moulds and shoe lasts, all from one single supplier, to provide the highest quality and project coherence.