22 March 2024

Leather for classic fashion from Igualada tannery

Based in the industrial zone of Igualada, near Barcelona, in the Spanish province of Catalonia, the Miret tannery is no newcomer to the APLF leather fair in Hong Kong.

On Day 2 of the 2024 event, APLF spoke to the manager of the Miret tannery, Jep Pomes, who expressed his thoughts on the market for leather and the APLF event itself.

According to Mr. Pomes, the 2024 fair had showed good movement of visitors and he had seen various peers and customers who had visited his stand at the last fair held in Hong Kong, in 2019.

For Miret, demand for their leathers has been moderate to good since they produce leathers for bags and small leather goods, rather than for footwear that continues in the doldrums.

Asked what type of leather Miret produces which is aimed more at classic styles of leather goods rather than “top fashion”, Mr. Pomes state that their inspiration is guided largely by their customers, but they do some research and hold conversations with their collaborators about upcoming trends.

Geographically, demand was better in Asia than in Europe. And when asked if Miret would return to APLF next year, Mr. Pomes’ reply was a resounding “SI”!

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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