After last January's excellent and reassuring return, LINEAPELLE NEW YORK is back at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan hosting 119 companies (60 Italian, 59 foreign) including tanneries (91), manufacturers of accessories and components (8), fabrics and synthetics (13), chemicals and others (7). A group of exhibitors who will assess the economic dynamics of the North American market, strengthening the relationships established in previous editions and exploring new networking opportunities. In the spotlight will be the first developments of collections made by declining fashion trends for Fall / Winter 2023 / 2024 elaborated by the Fashion Committee of Lineapelle. They bear the title Possible Worlds and are based on the desire to search for new stylistic-narrative models. The creative focus, thus, is on the circular economy as a booster of designs that are born for reuse; on technology that must increase the performance of materials that are "required to have artisanal warmth"; on the development of undyed and timeless processing; and on the combination of "ultra-smooth and reflective" materials and solutions that "reconsider7no the grain of materials, to make them more vibrant."


LINEAPELLE returns to New York with an upgrading of its exhibition formula that takes it beyond the identity of a simple trade show event and transforms it into a container of stimuli, suggestions, and projects, all of which have the same common denominator: absolute innovative quality. "Within the exhibition circuit that LINEAPELLE has created," comments CEO Fulvia Bacchi, "to strengthen the Milan event, the American market has always been of great interest to our operators and we are evaluating new penetration strategies, with a presence in other U.S. cities as well. Not only that, we will also be returning to London and Asia shortly." Promotion activities related to the enhancement of the green power that characterizes Italian leather are part of this path. At LINEAPELLE NEW YORK they will translate into a series of exclusive One To One Meetings with customers and stakeholders entitled Responsible Italian Leather Lounge. "The Italian leather industry sets global standards of responsibility. Innovation and creativity are the main pillars to guide the new generation of the Italian leather industry.





These customized meetings will help participants better understand how Made in Italy has adapted to the increased demand for more sustainable production." Next-generation events that will enrich a trade show that also for this edition relies on the collaboration of FB International, which is part of the IEG (Italian Exhibition Group) group, for the fittings.





LINEAPELLE NEW YORK, as a further demonstration of the synergistic viewpoint involving the trade fair events promoted by the trade associations that fall under Confindustria Moda, will welcome Mipel Lab, a hub promoted by Assopellettieri that debuted in September 2021 at LINEAPELLE MILANO and that exports to the Big Apple its goal of being a matching place between luxury brands, designers, international private labels and the excellence of Italian leather sourcing. "An exclusive club," explain Mipel, "to which only verified and validated Italian producers of excellence will be admitted and to which anyone who needs to produce high-quality Italian leather goods will have access.





The latest available statistics on Italian exports of tanned leather concern the first quarter of the current year and, to the United States, mark a substantial stability of flows compared to 2021 (+0.2%) and still a minimal decline compared to pre-Covid data (-1% compared to the same period in 2019). The year 2021 had ended with a 12% growth in exports compared to 2020, when the consequences of the pandemic had been heavily felt on the trade results of the leather supply chain. As for accessories, components and textiles/synthetics, Italian exports to the U.S. in the first quarter of 2022 showed a growth of 3% compared to the same period last year, but pre-pandemic levels have not yet been recovered (-6% on 2019). The detail shows positivity especially for the "accessories" segment (+65% over 2019 and +22% over 2019), with good performance also for "footwear components" compared to last year (but still lagging by 7% compared to flows before Covid19) ".