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The fourth edition of the World Leather Congress, organized by Lineapelle, ICT, LIA and ICHSLTA, took place on last July 16, in the prestigious location of the Metropolitan Pavilion, in New York.

Over 200 people attended the event, including many students and American fashion and design brands.

The technical speeches on sustainability and innovation in the tanning sector during the morning sessions, left room to the debate between representatives of the fashion, automotive and furniture industries in the afternoon. The speakers gave testimony to the importance of leather both in their everyday life and in their work, by telling the strategic role of leather in the success and prestige of their brands.

Leather was the undisputed protagonist also in the innovative challenge launched to ten students of the Parsons School of Design through the "Leather Exhibit & Contest" in collaboration with Lineapelle. The creations of the young designers have been displayed during the Congress and judged by a jury of representatives from Lineapelle, as well as some of the WLC speakers. The emerging New York designer Ari Duhaney won the contest with a series of leather goods incorporating laser cutting.

Appointment with the next World Leather Congress in 2022 in Nairobi.

To watch the 4th WLC photo gallery click here (link).