Thanks to support from Brazilian Leather, a project dedicated to the promotion of leather exports and coordinated by the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) in partnership with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), leather produced in Brazil will soon be part of Material Connexion, a 'library' based in New York that gathers a permanent collection of materials for fashion, architecture and art creations.

The Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear and Manufactured Goods (Assintecal) also supports the initiative.

Brazilian hides will be available at the New York library’s Spotlight panel, where thousands of designers and professionals look for research every year. The collection of hides will also be taken to seven segmented and itinerant exhibitions around the US, besides taking part of Material Connexion’s online catalogue.

The Brazilian companies behind the hides joining Material Connexion permanent collection are Courovale, Cortume Krumenauer, Couros Bom Retiro Ltda, Curtume Soubach, Fazer Leather Company and Nova Kaeru.