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July 17 / Tuesday
Times - Location Program

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

METROPOLITAN PAVILION
2nd floor


Open seminar on vegetable tanned leather:

THE TUSCAN WAY
Veg-tan: what does it mean and what story does it tell?
Food for thought offered by the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium

 

CONSORTIUM’S MISSION

The Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium gathers together the Tuscan tanneries that produce vegetable-tanned leather.
It is a non-profit organization that works to safeguard the centuries-old tradition of vegetable tanning, protect a typically Tuscan product, guarantee its origin and its proper processing, promote  the know-how of Tuscan tanners.
The Consortium doesn’t sell any product itself, its mission is to tell the story of this leather and communicate the values and culture of the place where it is made by organizing seminars and workshops  dedicated to the stakeholders of the leather supply chain.

 

INTRO TO THE PRESENTATION

Leather is the word used  to identify a material obtained by the transformation  of an animal raw hide.
 But if you look deeper into this general term, you can discover a world of differences. Can you understand all these differences? Do you know how a raw hide becomes a leather? Can you distinguish a veg-tan leather from a chrome-tan or a syn-tan leather? Do you really know what is a tannin?

It is very rare today to know where “things” come from and how they are made. Products, materials, ingredients are just there- ready to be used, transformed, consumed. But we need to look upstream to understand the whole picture.

Designers and makers know that it is indeed our concern and responsibility to comprehend the impact of our work and the choices we make. Let’s look at THE TUSCAN WAY…

July 18 / Wednesday
Times - Location Program

1:15 pm - 5:00 pm

METROPOLITAN PAVILION
2nd floor


KNOW YOUR LEATHER

An overview of the most frequently used raw hides & skins and of the leather- making process.

How to evaluate the technical and aesthetic features of different types of finished leather, from classics (milled grain, glazed, embossed, printed, aniline, coated, laminated, etc.), to fashion (laser-cut, cut-out, puffed up, scaly, stitched, pleated, cracked, etc.).

Each participant will have practical experience of our extensive set of samples.

FULL PROGRAM


Places are limited! 

Availability on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For info: lptraining@lineapelle-fair.it

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