23 August 2023

Leatherbiz Market Intelligence - Footwear has the power

As the industry prepares for the usually busier second half of the year, our new issue of Leatherbiz Market Intelligence points out that the All China Leather Industry exhibition in Shanghai at the end of August, and then the Lineapelle exhibition in Milan in September will give indications of how busy the months ahead are likely to be for leather manufacturers.


The report goes on to say that the footwear sector is still the largest and most important sector in terms of total leather consumption and is currently “the only one that has the potential to turn the fortunes of the leather industry around at the moment”.


It says there are increasing signs that footwear companies are ready to look at leather again “after a long period of concentration on plastic” and says that, if this is confirmed, the impact on global leather demand would be significant and would have “the power to be a game-changer for many”.

About APLF

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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