Inspiration for a greener tanning industry from the Arzignano tanning district.


Macilotti: “The system risks collapse if a solution to sludge management is not found”.

“The real challenge today is to improve the quality of life,” says Matteo Macilotti, head of environmental services for the Province of Vicenza as well as mayor of Chiampo, a municipality in the Vicenza leather district. “I strongly wanted to have a public role linked to the environment, because I have a personal passion for […]


greenLIFE companies’ approach towards CSR

GreenLIFE is an example of the successful collaboration among companies based in the Arzignano tanning district to improve the sustainability of the entire leather manufacturing process. Alongside the technical outcomes of from the research activities (see the Layman’s report), the project also had the merit of having the partners collaborate with a common goal and […]


Leather industry supply chain and sustainability

The advantages of sustainability are both operational and strategic, confirming that we are facing a model that permeates all business activities. Interview with Carlo Luison, head of the Sustainable Innovations Division of BDO Italy. There is no universally acquired and accepted definition of sustainability. In fact, there are different interpretations of what it is, as […]


Sustainability certifications promote transparency in the supply chain and risk management. A real cultural change.

An interview with Sabrina Frontini, Director of ICEC Sabrina Frontini is the director of ICEC – Quality Certification Institute for the Leather Area since 2007. The institute is a reference for the sector, in which it has been specialized and active for over twenty years. In addition to the most widely adopted national and international […]


How to communicate Leather

An IUAV University – Institute University of Architecture, Venice – workshop explores new ways to communicate this material New suggestions for communicating leather come from the young designers of the IUAV. After a day dedicated to discovering the process of leather tanning at the Dani tannery last September, the students, led by the communication professor […]


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