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See-through shoes are again leading the way this season, with a slight hazy change in the form of a colour tint.
Fashion Access displayed a wide range of fashion accessories such as handbags, bags, wallets, travel items, garments, footwear and other lifestyle products.
Low pre-fair expectations based on the parlous state of the overall leather sector were soon dispelled as buyers proceeded to enter the main leather hall on 13 March as the 35th Anniversary edition of APLF Leather opened in Hong Kong.
Coinciding with the beginning of the cashmere harvest season in China, this year Cashmere World was held concurrently with APLF 2019 in Hong Kong from 13th to 15th of March.
We are now regularly hearing about hides being thrown away. We heard it first about skins in New Zealand, and then about hides in Latin America, followed by sheepskins in the UK. Now it is coming from the USA of all places. The latest I have read is from an article about Ethiopia, where the tanners were blaming the problem on the ban on part processed leather exports. Underlying it, without doubt is a reduced demand for lower grades.
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