23 June 2023

One of the most widely held beliefs about leather remains the most fundamentally incorrect one. 99% of global leather production comes from livestock – defining this leather a by-product of the meat industry.



Farmers do not raise livestock for leather and on average hides and skins represent less than 4% of the overall value of the animal. Many people just do not realize that limiting leather consumption has absolutely no impact on production of meat and dairy for the food industry. Further, disposal of these hides and skins creates its own environmental impact issues and also requires the manufacture of alternative, often fossil-fuel based synthetic alternatives.


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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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