A new market opportunity for the Arzignano Tannery District, thanks to new professional skills?

The Arzignano Tannery District, amongst the most important in Italy and the world, has not had a school for leather goods craftsmanship for years. Finally, one was opened, two years ago, by the “Centro di Formazione Professionale Fontana” of Chiampo, an educational institution, dating back to the beginning of the 19 century and very important in the surrounding area. The new three year professional...

A journey to discover the global tradition of tannery: the Igualada Leather Museum (Spain). By Marchetto Pellami

Industrious Catalogne’s long and important tradition in the tannery sector is demonstrated in the Museu de la Pell d’Igualada. The museum is the most important tourist attraction in Igualada. Nowadays, the town, which is 60 kilometres from Barcelona, has 40,000 inhabitants. The exhibition is located in a former textile factory named “Cal Boyer” that dates back to the nineth century and in the...