Leather is the common thread that binds many exhibitors at ‘Artigiano and Palazzo’ together. The exhibition, promoted by the Corsini Garden Association, is on display from the 16th to the 18th of September in Florence, and offers a selection of over 90 stakeholders from the artisan tradition, including footwear, with a particular focus on emerging generations, selected from within Italy and across Europe. At this edition of the show, which as usual takes place in the Corsini Garden, the ‘Mostra Principe’ “Conciapelli. Heirs of a major art”, dedicated to the Consorzio Vera Pelle Italiana Conciata al Vegetale (Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium) with 20 Tuscan companies as the stars of the show who, by telling their story, underline how leather has a high added value for products and is highly sustainable. “To stabilize the leather” – explained the president of the Consortium Leonardo Volpi – “we use products extracted from plants and wood (chestnut, quebracho, tara and mimosa) that give colour, touch, perfumes, which make vegetable tanned leather alive and natural”. Inside the exhibition, a craftsman illustrates how to transform and personalise leather. In September, too, comes the return of the BLOGS & CRAFTS competition, aimed at artisans under 35 and young influencers, intended to involve new generations who, with their innovative vision, make a fundamental contribution to changes in the artisan sector.