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Leathers and Fabrics

About Me

More than 30 years in the world of materials for accessories and footwear. In the last 20, as raw material manager, he has worked for brands such as Oscar de la Renta, Valentino and Jimmy Choo.

He is currently associated with a materials showroom in Scandicci and is an external consultant for research and development for luxury brands.

- leonardo orlandi new


  • Material research (Leather / Fabrics / Synthetics / Reinforcements and Infustiture)
  • Material research
  • Development of materials and colours
  • Cost analysis of materials (Leather / Fabrics / Synthetics / Reinforcements and Infustruments)
  • Cost analysis for third-party processing of materials
  • Chemical testing assistance in specialised laboratories
  • Assistance with physical and mechanical tests in specialised laboratories
  • Consultancy in the development of prototypes and models in relation to material characteristics, model splitting / placing / drawings.
  • Support for industrialisation of materials and third-party processing of materials
  • Resolution of structural and production problems in the machining of materials
  • Drafting of specifications with AQL percentage and classes of merit
  • Quality control and compliance with material specifications at manufacturers’ premises
  • Assistance with technical documentation
  • Support in updating quality manuals
  • Drafting of company procedures for material quality control
  • Documentation on material regulations and quality certifications
  • Preparation of approval masters for material quality control
  • Rationalisation of material suppliers based on company KPIs
  • Mapping of material suppliers by classes of merit
  • Sustainability issues for materials and new technological proposals
  • Drafting of material sourcing procedures and audit verification

Product training on materials (hides and fabrics), techniques and processes.