MATERIALS+ | The Exhibition for New Discovery

Bag / Footwear Components | Machinery | Functional Materials

Dates: 12-14 March 2025
Opening Hours: 09:30am-6:00pm on Day 1 & 2
09:30am-5:00pm on Day 3
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Concurrent Events: APLF Leather & Materials+, Fashion Access

Materials+ Fusing Craftsmanship with Innovation

Materials+ carries out in Hong Kong, where regional fashion designers, buyers and manufacturers are eager to discover the latest green technology, advanced fashion materials, innovative components, modern manufacturing process and natural materials that cater the leather goods and footwear sectors.

Synergises with APLF Leather & Fashion Access Fairs

Hailed as the top-class exhibition for sourcing materials and components for fashion products and footwear, Materials+ goes hand in hand with APLF Leather and Fashion Access which are considered as the most important sourcing events for the leather and fashion manufacturing industries.

Engage with over 11,000+ Asia-Pacific and Chinese Buyers

Have your order boosted by buyers worldwide, especially from the anticipated APAC and China regions, which are firmly set to resume their normal production volume as the regional hub of footwear and leather goods production. 

Buyers Profile Top visiting countries and regions

Hong Kong, China
Taiwan, China

Opportunities to Match with the Right Buyers

Materials+ offers a myriad of matching and networking opportunities to rekindle your spark with the fashion manufacturing sector; Technology talk, footwear and sustainability conferences to sustain your competitive advantage in the market; Material trend space to showcase your state-of-the-art collection.

M+ Forum – A New Exhibiting Format

Take the stage to demonstrate your newest fashion technology. M+ Forum offers exhibitors an opportunity to give a tech talk and interact with our global audiences. You are also welcome to present your insights in terms of a display project at the exhibition.  Talk to us if you have any interesting project ideas. 

What Will You Find Here?

Materials & Fabric

Bonded Materials

  • Bonded / Bicast Leather / Bonded Cork / Rubber

Synthetic / Advanced Functional Materials

  • Mesh (3D / Air / Honeycomb) / Nonwovens Synthetics (Felt / Microfiber / PU / PVC) / Woven Synthetic Fabrics (Nylon / Rayon / Polyester) / Performance Fabrics (Anti-bacterial / Thermal / Waterproof / Elastic / Mesh / Kevlar / Carbon Fibres) / Recycled Synthetics Materials (PET) / Special-finished Materials (Reflective / Holographic) / Synthetics Made to Look Like Leather (Microfiber / PU / PVC)

Woven & Natural Materials

  • Abaca / Banana / Coconut Fiber / Jute / Cotton / Canvas / Silk / Linen / Cashmere / Vicuna

Accessories & Components

Shoe Components

  • Counters / Heels / Linings / Outsoles / Midsoles / Insoles / Shanks / Shankboards / Toe Puffs / Toe Caps / Functional Trims / Piping / Braid / Tongues / Yoke / Shoe Laces / Aiglets / Uppers / Welting Material / TPU Injected / Foam Structures

Fashion Hardware & Accessories

  • Bag Frames / Bag Handles / Beads / Sequins / Buckles / Buttons / Hooks / Chains / Clasps / Fastenings / Zip Fasteners / Pullers / Locks / Magnets / Decorative Trims (Florets / Ribbons) / Labels / Tags / Leather Straps / Lace / Fringe / Non-Leather Straps / Packaging / Rings / Links / Studs / Rivets / Grommets / Natural Components (Bamboo / Horn / Mother of Pearl / Wood) / Luxury Components (Crystal / Jade / Semi-Precious Stones / Precious Metals)

Manufacturing & Tech

Manufacturing Supplies

  • Cements / Stretch Sprays / Glues / Edge Paints / Interlinings / Linings / Nails & Tacks / Tapes / Threads / Release Papers / Transfer Films / Foils

Machinery, Tools & Supplies

  • Footwear Production Machinery / Leather garments & Leather goods Production Machinery / Fine Leather Hand Tools

Advanced Fashion Technologies

  • Wearable Technologies / 3D Design / Printing Machines / Knitting Technologies / Sustainable Processes


  • Logistics / Trade Association / Trade Publication / Media
    / Business and Trends Consultancy

Moving Toward Sustainability: A Green Initiative

APLF designed the Materials+ Sustainability Programme to recognise exhibitors at Materials+ who have implemented a policy in line with Corporate Social Responsibility

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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