The trade show drew 119 exhibitors, 60 of which were from Italy and 59 from other countries with a total of 91 tanneries, eight manufacturers of accessories and components, 13 fabric and synthetics producers and seven chemical companies.

Franco Gabbrielli, President of Assopellettieri, said: “At such a complicated time internationally, being here in New York was a real challenge.

“Together with the four participating companies (Tivoli Group, P&C, Pelfim, and Sapaf), we took it on with enthusiasm, and we are delighted with this American edition of Mipel Lab, which brought to the stand buyers from international designer labels and brands, interested in creating a synergy with the excellence of Italian leather goods for their collections.”

Lineapelle CEO Fulvia Bacchi said: “Almost all of the exhibitors confirmed the need for an event like Lineapelle New York, whose presence in the American market has been present for over 20 years and continues to serve to make our ‘Made in Italy’ products known and stabilise business relationships.

“After the pandemic, we have noticed a clientele more attentive to sustainability issues and the added value that our products can provide, as well as a marked increase in interest in furniture and design.”

The next show for the organisers will be the returning Lineapelle London on September 6, 2022, before the 100th edition of Lineapelle takes place in Milan from September 20-22, 2022.