Arsutoria Tannery – October 2017The new issue of Arsutoria Tannery is out | Presented at Lineapelle October 2017

Oct 02, 2017
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No hiding placeby Mike Redwood, spokesman of Leather Naturally

In the leather industry, we have a history of trying to stay out of sight. In older times the processes we used and the raw material we started with created an unpleasant atmosphere so in Ancient Rome we were pushed to the mouth of the Tiber and the Venetians sent the tanners to a quite distant island. Tanning was defined as an odious and obnoxious trade: important but best done at a distance. As the worldwide tannery business modernised in the late 20th century no one planned to build tanneries amongst housing or in the middle of towns but we did begin to realise that we no longer deserved to be always considered an objectionable industry. In my first tannery, making traditional leathers in pits we wore clogs, and then when I progressed to technical director I got a pair of rubber boots. But for at least the last thirty years I have been quite happy to take visitors round all the tanneries I worked in wearing everyday street or office clothes. If you do not stand under an emptying drum or next to a fleshing machine - and wear ear or eye protection where required by health and safety laws - you are fine.

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