Reconciliação – novos contextos e linguagens para a indústria do couro

The tanning industry’s environmental awareness has changed over the years and today we are seeking to optimize its environmental efficiency. This industry is part of one of the oldest waste recovery strategies, which has its origins in the use of food surpluses that would otherwise be placed in landfills and overburden the environment. In this project, alternatives to the current type of production linked to the fashion industry were sought, developing products around the natural characteristics of leather, which highlighted its haptic qualities, elasticity, smell, durability among others. The series of products created result from exercises that change the context, conceptualization and language used in leather products.