APLF PROGRAMMES
APLF develops educational, networking and award programmes to promote design, innovation and sustainability within the leather and fashion industries.

A growing number of consumers expect suppliers to have an open dialogue on what it means to buy better within the industry. The Academy will explore different issues and topics in a series of courses open to the leather and fashion supply chain from downstream to upstream. 

Design-A-Bag
HONG KONG
Design-A-Bag

Design-A-Bag Competition, organised by Fashion Access trade fair, is open to designers and design students all over the world. It uniquely takes place via an online platform, allowing participants to submit their design illustrations from anywhere, at any time. 

The event brings together a global design community, cultivates innovation, and keeps Fashion Access plugged in with talents from various cultures and backgrounds. 

Winners will be awarded cash prizes and a trip to the Award Ceremony at Fashion Access March in Hong Kong, which serves as an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to demonstrate their ingenuity in front of fashion professionals.

Best of APLF Awards is an initiative to cultivate and nurture talent and creativity in leather and fashion-related industries. The project recognises design excellence, originality, innovation and outstanding workmanship of products exhibited at both APLF-organised events, MM&T and Fashion Access. Launched in 2004, Best of APLF Awards has proved immensely popular with APLF participants, one reason being that the recognition helps boost a company or brand’s profile on a global scale.
 

The Leather Naturally initiative is aimed to highlight the natural beauty of leather and more importantly educate the buying public, designers and youth about leather and the leather industry. The whole industry from meat packers to tanners, manufacturers and retail brands are joining forces and throwing its weight into Leather Naturally, an initiative very much inspired by industry wide operations. The positive aspects of leather such as it being sustainable material with natural elegance have to be promoted while defending it against unchallenged reports designed to prejudice its image. 

Prime Source Forum
HONG KONG
Prime Source Forum

With its debut in 2006, Prime Source Forum (PSF) has been held annually in Hong Kong, bringing together some 400 senior executives from 20+ countries to discuss challenges and opportunities that matter each stakeholder of the fashion supply chain.

This international event offers ample opportunities for delegates to network, exchange ideas, and vision the future landscape for two days.