From 22 to 24 February 2022, at Fieramilano Rho, Lineapelle returns with the 99th edition in its traditional exhibition halls (9/11, 13/15, 22/24). It does so by guaranteeing exhibitors and visitors a fair experience in the utmost safety in relation to all anti-Covid protocols and by opening its doors, as per the recent approval of a Decree-Law by the Council of Ministers, also to buyers not vaccinated with EMA vaccine (Sputnik, Sinovac, Soberana, Covaxin) as long as they present a negative swab, both antigenic (valid 48 hours) and molecular (valid 72 hours).
The opening of the Green Corridors reinforces the strategic importance of Lineapelle 99's decision to confirm its running from Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th February. Therefore, the Lineapelle community is ready to discover the Spring-Summer 2023 collections developed under the banner of sustainable creativity and refinement, concepts that combine aesthetic perfection and revolutionary applications of treatments, finishes and colours. All in the light of a desire to instil optimism and a sense of rebirth.
More than 950 exhibitors
More than 950 exhibitors (two-thirds of them Italian) from 31 countries, 30% more than the September 2021 edition, the last one held in attendance. A number not far from the pre-Covid one. Almost 500 tanneries are present; over 300 accessories and components manufacturers; 100 fabrics and synthetics manufacturers.
A value of 150 billion
The economic branch represented by the exhibition sectors of Lineapelle 99, between international supply and demand, is worth 150 billion dollars and employs about one and a half million people. Italian exhibitors make around 8 billion euros a year, 70% of which comes from exports.
The protagonist of the exhibition has recognised the excellence of Made in Italy: "Italian leather", synonymous with the highest quality and sustainability, an indispensable tool for high-end production destined for international consumption. Excellence holds indisputable production records (22% of the global total, 65% of the European total) and is unrivalled in technical, environmental and social responsibility standards. Although the tanning sector has been severely affected by the pandemic, it has continued to invest in research and innovation.
An innovative content programme
As a global reference point for the Fashion & Luxury Industry, Lineapelle 99 offers a rich and innovative programme of presentations, events and debates over its three days.
TREND SUMMER 2023: the three customary Trend Areas (hall 9 aisle N, hall 13 aisle A and hall 22 aisle S) will present over 1,000 samples of materials, accessories and components developed by exhibitors in light of the style trends for Summer 2023 produced by the Lineapelle Fashion Committee. These trends will be discussed in depth during a series of seminars with free admission at the Fashion Theatre (in aisle U hall 15);
A NEW POINT OF MATERIALS: after its debut in September 2021 and some significant international presentations, the project conceived by Lineapelle dedicated to Responsible Innovation is back. Pavilion 11 aisle P will be flanked by a space where visitors can discover the latest frontiers of Manufacturing Technology about the customisation of materials and products;
LEATHER AND ITS CIRCULARITY: Lineapelle offers its visitors an exclusive opportunity to discover the most critical business projects linked to the circular path of Italian leather and manufacturing that bases its identity on upcycling;
LINEAPELLE X HYUNDAI TRANSYS: the Shift to Regenative Mobility project arrives in Milan from South Korea. It results from a highly innovative project, the fruit of two years of collaboration between Lineapelle and Hyundai Transys (a global producer of car parts and a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group). A concept car with a leather interiors will be exhibited and presented at pavilion 9 (aisle A), an evolved and futuristic example of "regenerative mobility";
GREEN THEATRE: a space for presentations and debates (hall 11 aisle U, free entrance), which will host a schedule of half-hourly instant talks. The common denominator: the innovative sustainable approach of the exhibiting Italian companies will be analysed across the board;
MIPEL LAB: second edition also of the project created by Lineapelle in collaboration with Mipel. In the exhibition space at pavilion 9 (aisle P), Mipel Lab will present the Italian excellence in leather goods sourcing;
AMICI PER LA PELLE: the creative competition reserved for secondary school students in Italian leather districts is back in hall 9 (aisle A). This edition's theme: Olympic Tan – The Leather in Sport.