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As exhibitors and visitors left the platform heading to the airport at the end of the 38th APLF show there were rather too many non leather sneakers on display.
Odd times for the leather industry; an odd look to the leather halls. Another busy day but with the levels of activity varying from area to area. Sometimes corridors like the long rows of Pakistan stands were full.
Day 2 at APLF was almost a continuation of Day 1 - but not quite as tanners had had time to reflect a little after the fast and furious start to the fair on Wednesday. Enthusiasm and throngs of visitors do not make sales or sign contracts.
Four years: that is the time it took Sino-Taiwanese Company Glare Star Technologies (GSES) to develop an eco-friendly PU elastomer material that contains no solvent, is highly stretchable, is water-proof and fire repellent.
Our recent report on the Sudanese leather industry was designed to give readers some background on this African nation that is rich in livestock and has several tanneries that are capable of supplying semi-finished raw material to tanners in China, for example, to turn into finished leather for shoes and leather goods.
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