What is APLF?
APLF is the world’s leading leather trade show where a huge range of leather and components can be found. APLF is positioned for the sourcing of leathers further “downstream” or related to the manufacturing industries of leather goods and mid to high quality footwear.
Strategically located in Hong Kong, APLF offers a professional business platform where suppliers can meet thousands of international buyers who do their sourcing trips annually in Asia Pacific.
On top of the well-established APLF Leather show, there is also a separate show named Materials+ to cater to the rising demand for innovative materials and components by the leather goods and sportswear markets.
Did You Know APLF Leather is the most international leather business platform for the global leather industry?
As APLF's core sector since 1984, APLF Leather is the most international leather business platform for the global leather industry, primarily for those sourcing for the leather goods, footwear, garment and upholstery markets.
APLF Leather brings the entire leather manufacturing supply chain under one roof. It serves as an important marketplace, bringing together the top tanneries, suppliers, designers and buyers from across the globe.
APLF Leather is where leather prices, trends and innovations are discussed and launched.
APLF Brings The Most International Leather Business Sector for 30+ Years
Notable Industry Association Participations:
Assomac Servizi Srl (Italy)
CICB - Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry
Council for Leather Exports (India)
French Tanners Association – FFTM
Pakistan Tanners' Association
Taiwan Footwear Manufacturers Association (TFMA)
Istanbul Leather and Leather Products Exporters Association (IDMIB) & Turkish Leather Council
Leather Industries of America – LIA
UNIC - Italian Tanners Industry Association
US Hide Skin & Leather Association
The German Leather Industry Association (VDL)
APLF LEATHER & MATERIALS+ 31 March - 2 April 2020, Hong Kong Is Lined Up Next
The rationale behind these moves is that APLF Leather can expand as there is more exhibition space on Level 3. That will offer more prime locations and allow for re-segmentation and re-grouping of products so that buyers can make better use of their time when navigating the fair. Fashion Access, Cashmere World and Materials+ will be located in Hall 1.
Sustainability will continue to be the central theme throughout the 4 events established as the Sustainability Sourcing Platform in Asia Pacific, with the aim of attracting more fashion and lifestyle professionals designing and sourcing for the new generation of consumers to attend the 4 fairs and reconnecting them all to the leather supply chain.
Materials+, Fashion Access and APLF Leather
To satisfy the fashion industry’s sustainable sourcing requirements for advanced materials and components, and to listen to the comments from the leather industry on the importance to distinguish further leather from non-leather materials, Materials+ will become a separate fair in 2020, with its own identity, a new logo and image.