Organised by the Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium, Craft the Leather is a training project that was created to introduce traditional leather to designers and promote the material.

Eight fashion and design schools will take place in this edition, from three different continents.

The first phase of Craft the Leather will be a training workshop from May 20-25 including visits to tanneries and research centres, led by master craftsman Giorgio Testi.

Phase two will be a challenge to create a three-piece collection with vegetable-tanned leather provided by the consortium. Finally, the works will be presented during Lineapelle in February 2025, where the winner will receive a scholarship.