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CICB - Energizing the Brazilian Leather Industry

Aishwarya Mahulikar
The Centre for the Brazilian Tannery Industry (CICB) is a national organization that strives to bring the Brazilian tanning industry closer to the culture of fashion and design. It has been an official representative entity of all Brazilian tanneries for over 55 years now, promoting the sector in both domestic and international markets.
CICB - Energizing the Brazilian Leather Industry
The Centre for the Brazilian Tannery Industry (CICB) is a national organization that strives to bring the
Brazilian tanning industry closer to the culture of fashion and design. It has been an official representative entity of all Brazilian tanneries for over 55 years now, promoting the sector in both domestic and international markets.

Brazil is currently the world’s second largest leather producer and third largest exporter. The CICB along with Apex-Brasil started a project called Brazilian Leather in 2000, aimed exclusively towards linking Brazilian companies to leather’s internationalization. The CICB is seen as a Brazilian leather industry patrimony that has triggered tremendous growth and development.





As part of an effort to bring Brazilian leather to the global market, each year tanneries participate in renowned events and trade shows around the world to exhibit their latest collections to buyers.
Two of Brazil's top tanneries, Nova Kaeru and Fazer Leather Co., were among the three Brazilian representatives that showcased their exotic leathers at events in Paris and New York this year. 

Similarly, a delegation of 38 Brazilian tanneries is preparing to participate in the world’s most important trade fair within the leather industry: Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF), in Hong Kong. This is made possible thanks to support from Brazilian Leathercoordinated by CICB in partnership with Apex-Brasil. This year the event takes place between March 30th and April 1st.



Founded in 2001, Fazer Leather Co. sets itself apart from other leather producers due to its washable
and dry cleanable leathers and suedes, along with its innovative laser cut designs. The tannery is one of the world’s leaders in leather production, using the finest lamb, calf, and goat skins. Nova Kaeru, hailing 
from the beautiful mountains of Rio de Janeiro, is an exotic bio-leather producer specializing in tanning fish, ostriches, and caiman leathers. Sustainability, technology, and innovation stand as their core values.



The Brazilian leather industry enters 2016 with high expectations as sales in 2015 hit roughly $7.6 billion. What styles will inspire leather fashion for Winter 2017? Project Preview do Couro (‘Leather Preview’) is an initiative by CICB and will be presented at the Summer 2017 edition of Inspiramais, showcasing the latest trends from 18 leading tanneries. 

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Aishwarya Mahulikar
Contributor at Le Souk

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Nova Kaeru
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Fazer Leather Co.
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