Valori, (Curtiba): "For recovery, it is necessary to recreate harmony between East and West."



"The market situation is difficult. A large part of the companies are experiencing a drop in production, due to the presence of large amounts of unsold material in stock. If you add to this a geopolitical situation like the one we are experiencing, it is clear that brands are having difficulty buying leather."


It is in line with that of many colleagues or actors in the supply chain the thought of Giovanni Valori of Curtiba Industria Conciaria in Santa Croce sull'Arno (Pi). "At the last edition of Lineapelle we presented a series of articles that aroused interest, but at the moment I don't have the numbers to take stock: to see if the article works takes a year. Certainly the current semester I see it very much down, at least until June/July."


But what would have to happen for the situation to improve? "There is a need to recreate harmony between East and West," Valori explains. "Both material and trade wars benefit few in the world. We produce goods for luxury, a non-prime sector; a sector where in times of little peace of mind a person may decide to spend on other things. I hope that with the second half of the year there will be an improvement in production and thus in the whole luxury supply chain."

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