Ernesto Pisoni, AICC President, explains the world of leather and tanning to students of the IFTS 2018/19 course.The beginning of the course financed by the Lombardy Region and promoted by Assocalzaturifici in collaboration with ARSUTORIA school, ISIS Bernocchi of Legnano (Milan), Fondazione Roncalli Vigevano, Confindustria Alto Milanese, Confindustria Pavia, City of Legnano, Cattaneo University (LIUC), University of Pavia, Eurolavoro.
The training of young people who are attending the second edition of the IFTS footwear course is not only supported by important companies in the district of Parabiago and Vigevano, but also by important personalities and representatives of institutions such as the president of AICC – Italian Leather Chemists Association, Ernesto Pisoni, who once again this year, in the second week of November, shared his deep knowledge and experience of the world of leather with the students.
The winning formula on which the entire course of study of the IFTS course is based has also been applied here, i.e. combining theory with on-field practice.
In fact, the students were able to deepen the theoretical aspect of the world of tanning and leather thanks to the three lessons held by Pisoni, but also by visiting the LP Fashion Studio in Milan – where they attended a lesson on leather production held by Dr Giovanna Garavaglia – or the Stefania Tannery.
Pisoni’s speech, included in the course week dedicated to materials, and particularly leather, touched on several aspects: the history of tanning (Italian and international), the map of production districts and a series of preliminary concepts on the materials. There was also an analysis of the production process and a chat about how brands use leather.
This year I found a very attentive and interested class – said Ernesto Pisoni. A class which dealt with very topical and complex issues such as the positioning of companies or discussions on the wrong concept of Eco-leather.
At the end of the lessons, the students enthusiastically asked to meet Pisoni again after having worked and experimented with different materials.