Graduated with honours in 1997 in Environmental Sciences from the State University of Milan, and awarded in 2022 by the University of Northampton Federico a Honorary Doctorate in Fashion Sustainability, Federico works with his teams to develop an integrated approach toward “innovative sustainability”, encouraging collaboration between large corporations and small and medium-sized businesses.
In 2009, he founded Spin360, a company that has grown over time and specialises in developing new sustainable business models and innovative solutions from a technological and organisational point of view, dedicated (among others) to leather and luxury companies all over the world.
SPIN 360 is highly specialised in Life Cycle Assessment of leather and related supply chains: having carried out more than 230 studies on leather products. SPIN is also pioneering the concept of Carbon neutral leather.
He works with his teams to innovate and promote sustainable business models in Fashion, Luxury, Interior Design, Automotive and other important sectors. In his projects, he tries try to develop an integrated approach toward “innovative sustainability”, encouraging collaboration between large corporations and small and medium-sized businesses. In other projects, he works alongside public authorities and the European Commission in developing and spreading innovative skills in response to fast changing market needs.
Federico has developed specific technical skills among others in: Applied Research, Biotechnologies, Life Cycle Assessment, Life Cycle Costing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Risk Management, Technology Transfer.
He is also the curator of two inspiring events on innovation in the luxury industry: Lineapelle Innovation Square (www.fashioninnovation.it) and MICAM X (https://micamx.themicam.com/ ) and has recently been appointed Scientific Director of the Master in “Fashion Sustainability and Industry Innovation” of the prestigious Accademia Costume & Moda, starting in February 2022 in its new headquarters in Milan (https://www.accademiacostumeemoda.it/en/programmes/fashion-sustainability-e-industry-innovation/ ).