Searching for leathers (Lineapelle Milan 2017)
Time goes really fast! I just realised it's been over a month since my quick trip to Milan last month. (And, as some of you know, I am just back from Italy again!)
This year has been quite busy and productive and I really wanted to improve our store in every aspect. One thing I am definitely looking into is to find best quality materials and tools. And I went to the Lineapelle Milan last month to meet lots of leather tanneries and wholesalers - mostly from Italy as Italian leathers are well-known in the world.
Lineapelle is the world biggest exhibition for leather trades. Thousands of exhibitors including world class tanneries attend there. And of course there are another thousands of visitors like myself tried to attend there to find more leathers and latest trends.
(This image shows general size of leathers I usually process)
I personally loved and enjoyed the exhibition. It taught me a lot during 3 days. And I had a chance to meet lots of sales teams of leather tanneries who export their leathers worldwide.
(This image depicts tanning process in an Italian tannery. Every pigment matters.)
Italy has become so close to myself in every way. I do look forward to making another trip to find more leathers. Oh, FYI, I sometimes visit our UK leather sellers and hand-pick leathers too. Get your eyes peeled in case you find your perfect leather from us!