29 September 2023

Leather Working Group - Report from the Global Fashion Summit

Ending planned obsolescence and focusing on timeless design to avoid needing to address the ghosts of bad decisions past in your closet, was a strong theme of the Global Fashion Summit in Boston today.

Another inspirational day, with some sometimes uncomfortable discussions about the need for the fashion industry to reconsider the current business model of perpetual growth, and rather look at solutions that will see us ultimately producing less, through designing products from the outset with the intent of longevity, fully integrating resale programs, and using innovative tools such as AI to address over production.

Leather was specifically called out for its excellent durability and suitability for products designed with longevity in mind.

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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