THINK BAG: EPISODE 2 - PARTNERS
The path of THINKBAG proceeds at a fast pace and the young designers of Polimoda had the opportunity during the month of March, to meet the prestigious partners of the project who have made available to them high quality materials, workmanship and their extreme expertise.
The workshops were divided into four days:
- Workshop dedicated to leathers and fabrics
- Workshop dedicated to fashion component, metal accessory and decorations
- Workshop dedicated to intermediate workings, such as embroidery, high frequency, digital printing and weaving.
The competition involves two classes of the prestigious fashion institute for the creation of a bag, from the sketch to the packaging: the third year of the Leather Technology course and the students of the Master 2021/22 in Bag Design.
The partners of Leather&Luxury and of the THINK BAG project have thus provided:
CDC: ornamental chains of various sizes and electroplated.
CREAZIONI LORENZA: the possibility to realize every kind of metal accessory.
GI.MA: fashion components, stones and decorations.
SCIARADA: Dherma leather, a full-grain calfskin leather tanned metal free and suede, suede leather made with the new eco-sustainable technique EVOLO, Sciarada registered trademark.
GUIDO FALCINI SPA: "Nappa cosmo" and "Nappa Luna", two excellent products of the historical Tuscan company, which provide the bag with an extremely soft and smooth touch.
MATERIA PRIMA: new company specialized in the production and sale of finished leather for footwear, clothing and leather goods of high quality.
CONCERIA CASADACQUA: exotic leathers, in particular those of aquatic animals such as snakes.
MOST SRL: company specialized in intermediate processing. Embossing, digital printing and high frequency are only a small part of the services offered by Most.
AIR COLLECTION: quilts, embroideries on leather and fabrics as well as applications of ribbons and sequins.
TISSES: company specialized in the production of many types of fabrics for leather goods, such as bi-organic, linings and coated fabrics.
SACCHETTIFICIO TOSCANO: leader in the production of packaging and fabric bags.
ARPASS: cords, ribbons, laces, bangs, bows and ropes for shoulder straps.
A salient aspect of THINKBAG's mission is to promote interaction between the creativity of the designers and the experience and technical knowledge of the partners, in order to involve each other in the creation of new projects and products.
Many designers have already created the first designs and are finalizing the soles, which will be presented in a few weeks to the partner companies and Polimoda professors.
From this meeting will be selected the five finalists who will have the opportunity to develop their own bag at the leather goods factory Loipell before the final selection that will take place at the end of May at Polimoda headquarters.