6 January 2022

Sam Setter looks back at some key moments that finished up 2021 for the leather industry and ponders what we have in store for the year ahead.


We just wrapped up 2021, a year of ups and downs. At the beginning, everything seemed to be lost, until things began to pick back up mid-year only to fall back into depression at the end thanks to the Omicron variant.

The question is what will happen in 2022, for which I send my very best wishes for health and prosperity to all of you. It is my wish that 2022 will be partly a repeat of 2021, where in the beginning the industry and people will face problems, which dissipate during the first month creating opportunities after the first quarter and that, with vaccinations reaching the highest possible levels, there will be no fallback like in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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We bring leather, material and fashion businesses together: an opportunity to meet and greet face to face. We bring them from all parts of the world so that they can find fresh partners, discover new customers or suppliers and keep ahead of industry developments.


We organise a number of trade exhibitions which focus on fashion and lifestyle: sectors that are constantly in flux, so visitors and exhibitors alike need to be constantly aware both of the changes around them and those forecast for coming seasons.


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