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Leather industry is facing challenges on several fronts, not least fake news

March 25, 2020. Who will be the big players of the future? How is the global geography of the sector evolving? To what extent will environmental issues and the uncertainty brought by the COVID-19 pandemic be critical to the survival of the industry? In the latest issue of greenLIFE news, media representatives share their opinions on the future of the leather industry.  

An honest dialogue about sustainability

Nov 18, 2019. Dialogue with stakeholders has led the Leather Working Group (LWG) to create a global protocol for sustainability within the tannery sector with a huge impact on saving resources. Dialogue with the community is becoming strategically important for Acque del Chiampo to tackle the problem of sludge. As economist Antonio Massarutto explains, dialogue […]

Press Coverage – Acque del Chiampo international tender

Nov, 7 2019.The most authoritative international leather trade magazines talk about the tender which has been launched by Acque del Chiampo and Medio Chiampo to find an environmental sustainable solution to treat dried sludge. Have a look at the articles at the links below. http://bit.ly/AdC_Leathermag6Nov2019 http://bit.ly/AdC_NewsLeatherBizNov2019 http://bit.ly/AdC_ILMnewsNov2019      

Press review – World Leather July 2019

July, 29 2019. In an article published by the June/July 2019 edition of World Leather, the magazine briefly presents the main objectives of the greenLIFE project to improve sustainability within the leather sector. In addition, it reports the latest June 11 presentation at the Ca’ Foscari University, where Guido Zilli, quality and sustainability manager at Dani […]

Arzignano: Opinions Regarding The Sustainability Of The Leather District

8 May 2019. Operating alone is an unattainable prospect in the long term; sustainability must be ensured both at the system and district levels. However, it is certain that the faster corporation wins the trust of the big brands. Read also about the countless CSR and company welfare initiatives which have been promoted by the […]

Why Leather?

Why Leather? Is there a need to address this phenomenon? Yes, given the recent attacks to the leather industry. Reasons, opinions and possible remedies. And, communication, once again the big absentee. In our latest newsletter.

Industry X.0

In our latest newsletter. We do not set terms or limits. Instead, by putting in a great effort of abstraction, we imagine the technological trajectories of the future for the leather industry, the innovations for its organisations and the great communication challenges. In this edition of greenLIFEnews, a panel of experts is committed to identifying what could become or, perhaps, […]

Good Manufacturing Practices in the tanning sector

‘It would be desirable to apply Good Manufacturing Practices, GMP, methodologies to the tanning production system, borrowing, for example, from the agri-food and cosmetics sectors’. This is noted by Roberto Vago from the technical departments of ASSOMAC, which is the Italian association of manufacturers of technologies for tanning. Thus introducing replicable operating standards that can […]

Good Morning Prof ! We are from greenLIFE

Read our latest newsletter: Good Morning Prof ! We are from greenLIFE

At the Northampton Institute for Creative Leather Technologies, sustainability is at the heart of teaching

“We do not teach how to tan leather, but rather how it could be done, should be done and how we wish it might be done. But then it is up to the students, coming from all over the world, to first of all take home the ability to think critically,” remarks  Emeritus Professor Tony […]


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