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Nature and Technology Key at Lineapelle

MILAN — The connection between technology and nature was the main theme at the three-day international leather trade show Lineapelle, held at the Milano-Rho fairgrounds, which closed on Feb. 22 and presented trends for summer 2020.
Lineaplle’s 1,255 exhibitors attracted more than 20,000 international visitors, up 1 percent compared with February last year. In particular, the number of Russian visitors was up 29 percent and that of buyers from Japan grew 19 percent.
The theme evolved in the “Co-natural” issue — fashion creativity deeply linked to nature.
Companies showing at Lineapelle were focused on blending efficiency with a sustainable supply chain of raw materials. The Italian Veg-Tanned Leather Consortium, for example, includes small, family-run Tuscan tanneries whose production process is based on tannins extracted from tree barks and plants only — no chrome or other metals added. The Consortium is trying to promote vegetable-tanned leather, which is a typical Tuscan product, and to communicate not only its high quality but also its high potential for fashion industry.
La Bretagna is one of these companies. Founded 58 years ago near Pisa by Giovanni Testi and run by his sons Paolo and Simone, the company produces vegetable-tanned leather for both accessories and interior decoration industry. “We sell our

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