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Lineapelle seminar - A new approach to leather sustainability. Moving forward the supply chain.

Lineapelle - Fashion Video Area (Pavillon 15, aisle Z)

Thursday 5 October 2017 – H. 11.00 - 13.00


UNIC, the Italian tanners' association, and ZDHC, the forefront multi-stakeholder collaboration for chemicals management in the sector, will jointly present their latest activities and future plans for environmental sustainability.

The UNIC Sustainability Report, which is now in its 15th edition, is a compendium of the commitment of the Italian tanning industry to responsible business as well as product and process sustainability. Subject of the presentation will be the Seven Tales describing the reasons why Italian leather is worldwide considered as a synonym of sustainable excellence for the whole value chain.

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) is a programme that takes a holistic approach to tackling the issue of hazardous chemicals in the global textile, leather and footwear value chain. A cutting-edge approach for sustainable chemistry and provide insights into its guidelines and innovative tools. ZDHC will also share learnings from its training Academy and implementation pilots and talk about upcoming scaling of best practices for the industry in Italy.


h 11.00

h 11.10
UNIC Sustainability report 2017 – 7 Tales of Italian leather          

h 11.50
The ZDHC programme – An holistic approach for sustainable chemistry
ZDHC Foundation

h 12.30

The event is free of charge and open to all supply chain partners, from brands and retailers, to tanneries, manufacturers, chemicals formulators and other interested stakeholders. For logistic reasons, please send an email to

The event will be held in English. Simultaneous translation into Italian will be available.

Lineapelle seminar - A new approach to leather sustainability. Moving forward the supply chain.