Customers in the leather industry have a new space that fosters relationships, business, and knowledge which was designed based on an unprecedented model for the sector: Leather Labs, a digital platform created by JBS Couros. The website sells leathers to small and medium manufacturers and other audiences, providing them with free online courses and technical support from specialists, as well as information on skins, traceability, and sale of final products.
A sample of this great project will be presented at Inspiramais Digital, on January 26 and 27, in the exclusive space for Leather Labs, one of the sponsors of the event. Register for Inspiramais at https://inspiramaisdigital.com.br/home/. Access the Leather Labs website at https://www.leatherlabs.com/
Leather Labs was created to be a leather mall in Brazil, that is, supplying the public with a wide choice of goods (from fur to finished products from social projects) and services. The particularities of leather, its sustainability, and its transition toward circular economy guided the creation of the platform, which is anchored in dialogue, social issues supported by the tanning industry, and the approach to the public.
Check some resources Leather Labs will be showing in detail in their exclusive space at Inspiramais Digital:
In partnership with architect and artisan specialized in leathers Raquel Takamoto, Leather Labs offers free weaving courses in which the public can learn how to make products such as cachepots, pillow covers, placemats, baskets, and bags.
- Sale of leathers
The items on sale have the same sustainability and quality standard as the Brazilian leathers that shine in the collections of the largest artifact manufacturers in the world, with emphasis on Kind Leather (an innovative proposal in leather with differentials in efficiency and sustainability). Small and medium leather goods manufacturers, architects, decorators, artisans, upholsterers, and final consumers can be served.
In addition to leather for upholstery, shoes, and artifacts, users have access to data about the characteristics, benefits, sustainability, and traceability of products, as well as technical support from experts and stories of characters from the world of leather.
- Social responsibility
Leather Labs entered into a partnership with Orientavida, an NGO from Potim, in the countryside of São Paulo, whose mission is to support families at social risk. Products from this partnership are marketed on the platform.
Inspiramais is organized by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB), the Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear and Manufactured Goods (Assintecal), the Brazilian Textile and Apparel Industry Association (Abit), the Brazilian Association of Furniture Industries (Abimóvel), Tex Brasil, By Brasil Components and Chemicals, and the Brazilian Leather project, a partnership between the CICB and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) to stimulate leather exports.
January 26 and 27
Central theme: Antidote
About the Brazilian Leather – The Brazilian Leather project is a sectoral project focused on the internationalization of Brazilian leather. It is conducted by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). There are several strategies for consolidating the national product in foreign markets, such as encouraging the participation of tanneries in the main world fairs related to the industry and business missions focused on strengthening relations between Brazilian suppliers and buyers from other countries. Read more at www.brazilianleather.com.br