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Italy’s main national footwear industry body, Assocalzaturifici, has said its member companies experienced an average fall in sales of 33% in the first three quarters of 2020.
Continue on the path of sustainability and an increasingly circular economy model. See 2020 as a dramatically disruptive year. And that, precisely for this reason, has required (and will continue to require) a structurally evolutionary approach to the tannery, because only in this way can it challenge the emergency.
The chief executive of tanning group Pasubio, Luca Pretto, has called attempts to present leather as being more harmful to the environment than fossil fuel-derived synthetic alternatives as “ridiculous” and “absurd”, reports Leatherbiz.
Italy’s national tanning industry association, UNIC, has elected Fabrizio Nuti as its new president. He takes over from Gianni Russo.
Italy is reported to have signed an agreement with the Chinese e-commerce platform on November 21 to build a virtual store for products “Made in Italy”, reports ILM.