Professionals who work within the North-american design industry have in New York a very assertive reference for research: Material Connexion, a true “library” that gathers a permanent collection of materials for fashion, architecture and art creations. Soon, a series of leather produced in Brazil will also be part of this exhibition thanks to support from Brazilian Leather, project dedicated to the promotion of leather exports and coordinated by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). The Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear and Manufactured Goods (Assintecal) also supports the initiative.
Brazilian hides will be available at the New York library’s Spotlight panel, where thousands of influent designers and professionals look for research every year. The collection of hides will also be taken to seven segmented and itinerant exhibitions around the US, besides taking part of Material Connexion’s online catalog.
These are the Brazilian companies behind the hides joining Material Connexion permanent collection:
Couros Bom Retiro Ltda
Fazer Leather Company
About Brazilian Leather - Dedicated to promote Brazilian leather in the international market, the project is coordinated by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). The consolidation of local leather in foreign markets is strengthened by a series of strategic actions, such as the incentive to the participation of tanneries in the world’s major trade fairs and Business Missions focused on tightening relations between Brazilian suppliers and international buyers. For more information, please visit www.brazilianleather.com.br