In recent years, we have been immersed in a trend towards a more responsible awareness and lifestyle towards our environment and the planet. This is undoubtedly a good thing and it is happening, to a greater or lesser extent, in all areas. One of them is footwear, and that is precisely what was discussed at the 20th International Congress of Footwear Technicians. The event was marked by the need to find ways to produce more resource-efficient products that reduce water and energy consumption and minimize the dumping of hazardous chemicals and waste.

New methods for leather tanning.

The event featured one of the most recent developments in the industry, which will improve the way leather is treated. By means of a laser and plasma that would not only meet European requirements in terms of sustainability and eco-efficiency, but would also be more resistant to water, fire and micro-organisms. Everything, to minimize the impact of production processes on the planet. The conference also addressed the issue of the ageing of footwear workers and the need to attract young talent to take over from one generation to the next.

At Hosbo we have a line of chrome-free leathers.

We are immersed in a process of change and evolution and therefore, it is important to work every day to improve in everything we can. At Hosbo, for example, we have a completely chrome III and IV free, 100% organic line. To offer an alternative to all those who are allergic to this component. In addition, all Hosbo leather is free of chromium IV, an environmentally harmful substance with negative effects on people and animals. In addition, our company works daily to improve and contribute our grain of sand to a more responsible awareness, with environmentally friendly and environmentally friendly production processes.