COVID-19 Should Not Prevent the Leather and Fashion Sectors from Moving Forward

19 August 2020 COVID-19 Should Not Prevent the Leather and Fashion Sectors from Moving Forward APLF announced on 9th April that the 2020 edition of APLF had been rescheduled to next year due to the travel restrictions. During this 6-month period, APLF continues to offer the industry digital tools to connect with each other.  … Continue reading COVID-19 Should Not Prevent the Leather and Fashion Sectors from Moving Forward

APLF Announces Departure of Perrine Ardouin

14 August 2020 APLF Announces Departure of Perrine Ardouin   Perrine Ardouin will be leaving her post as the Director of APLF after 24 years in charge of the company’s portfolio of trade fairs and events. She has decided to leave Hong Kong and move on to a new page of her life. After departure, she… Continue reading APLF Announces Departure of Perrine Ardouin

Design-A-Bag Press Release – Winners Announcement 2020

24 July 2020 Design-A-Bag Press Release – Winners Announcement 2020 Due to the recent rapid outbreak of COVID-19, in view of the health and safety of our exhibitors and buyers, APLF has made the most difficult decision to postpone the APLF fairs, including Fashion Access to 30 Mar – 1 Apr 2021. However, the Design-A-Bag Online… Continue reading Design-A-Bag Press Release – Winners Announcement 2020

Wide range of fashion accessories in a professional business-like atmosphere

17 May 2019 Wide range of fashion accessories in a professional business-like atmosphere Fashion Access displayed a wide range of fashion accessories such as handbags, bags, wallets, travel items, garments, footwear and other lifestyle products. This trade fair has been the leading venue where to source fashion accessories and at the same time for brands… Continue reading Wide range of fashion accessories in a professional business-like atmosphere

Sustainability to the fore as APLF Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

14 March 2019  Sustainability to the fore as APLF Celebrates its 35th Anniversary This year APLF is taking place after what has been a very demanding year for the leather industry. Demand for footwear leather continues to be weak. After a five year boom in global auto sales, the market is taking a breather and… Continue reading Sustainability to the fore as APLF Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

APLF – Leather & Materials+ Voted No. 1 Leather Fair

29 September 2018 APLF – Leather & Materials+ Voted No. 1 Leather Fair APLF Leather & Materials+ is the world’s most international leather fair based in Hong Kong and it was recently voted the Number #1 leather fair by top tanners surveyed in the ILM Tanners Business Confidence Survey published in August. Its sister fair,… Continue reading APLF – Leather & Materials+ Voted No. 1 Leather Fair

The Global Footwear Executive Summit will beam in on latest Retail Developments

29 September 2018  The Global Footwear Executive Summit will beam in on latest Retail Developments Agility in Action – Actionable Insights on Global Footwear Retail, Sourcing, Production, Design & Development As a continuation of its predecessor, the Global Footwear Retail Conference (GFRC), the Global Footwear Executive Summit (GFES) will focus on developments affecting not only… Continue reading The Global Footwear Executive Summit will beam in on latest Retail Developments

As fashion retail becomes multi-channel, Fashion Access has become multi-faceted to benefit exhibitor

11 October 2018 As fashion retail becomes multi-channel, Fashion Access has become multi-faceted to benefit exhibitor Pop Up for Promotion Penetrating new consumer markets takes time and planning as well as money spent on market research. How should I go about finding a suitable agent or representative can also be time consuming and in many… Continue reading As fashion retail becomes multi-channel, Fashion Access has become multi-faceted to benefit exhibitor

Fashion Access & Cashmere World praised by exhibitors and buyers

6 April 2018  Fashion Access & Cashmere World praised by exhibitors and buyers Fashion Access and Cashmere World concluded with a positive business outcome. Being held during the peak sourcing season for fashion and leather accessories as well as for cashmere and fine fibres, the three-day show attracted over 10,000 international visitors from 85 countries.… Continue reading Fashion Access & Cashmere World praised by exhibitors and buyers

Footwear industry facing tough decisions ahead: is digitisation inevitable?

29 March 2018  Footwear industry facing tough decisions ahead: is digitisation inevitable? This question was among the issues that were discussed by experts from across the footwear industry during the fourth Global Footwear Retail Conference (GFRC) sponsored by Tencel and ISA Tantec and co-organised by APLF and the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)… Continue reading Footwear industry facing tough decisions ahead: is digitisation inevitable?