As we as Wortmann group have the goal to get our product management fit in all aspects of footwear development we surely also need to talk about leather – from beginning to end.
With IDFactory as a partner we were able to set up a training concerning different aspects of this topic. With their wide network to different industries we were able to visit chemical suppliers, different kind of tanneries, test labs, the local treatment plant and the leather school in Arzignano. Sourcing of raw material, tanning and different production processes, several types of finish and final inspection of hides were discussed with experts.
It is necessary to understand the complete supply chain if we want to talk about quality, sustainability and traceability. Sure we will go into more projects with IDFactory.
Nina Maier , Wortmann Schuh-Holding