About Tanning and Leather Goods in Egypt

This seminar will introduce the history of tanning in Egypt and what Industrial Development Authority did to improve the environment around the tanneries to reach the international requirement.

Driving transformational change in the leather industry

As the world’s largest multi-stakeholder organization representing the leather industry, Leather Working Group (LWG) is driving change in a holistic way – both through the LWG audit standards and industry engagement projects. Representing around a quarter of the world’s finished leather production, the LWG certification is driving transformational change for manufacturers and brands across the… Continue reading Driving transformational change in the leather industry

Together we take responsibility for a sustainable future

Which substances are considered harmful? What safe alternatives are there? What is the future of the leather and textile certification system? In this webinar you will learn how OEKO-TEX® is setting standards and leading the way to make responsible and sustainable decisions for the planet and people.

Positive Prosperity – Sustainable Materials & Future Insights

Driven by, pent-up and  pandemic times, demand by millennial & generation Z, combining analogue and digital processing, craft and intercultural design, holistic and  natural ressources, our focus is pointing the way on advanced processing and sustainable materials.   Recycling for circular futures,  Blue process and sustainable materials, define a positive new prosperity.

APLF BOAA Award Presentation and Cocktails Reception (By Invitation Only)

The Importance of the Symbiotic Relationship between Higher Education and Industry

“The Symbiotic Relationship between Higher Education and Industry” Prof Shan Wareing, John Sinclair, Vicki Dean and undergraduate and post graduate students from The University of Northampton   Universities around the world perform a major role in developing and disseminating new knowledge, developing talent and preparing young people for challenging and rewarding careers.  Increasingly over the… Continue reading The Importance of the Symbiotic Relationship between Higher Education and Industry

Biocides in the Leather-Making Process – what, when, where, why… and necessary?

Biocides are intended to kill living micro-organisms and thus protect the leather. However, because of their disruptive nature, biocides can potentially pose a risk to the environment and human health, if not handled correctly. Using the example of the European Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) we see why a risk assessment of biocide… Continue reading Biocides in the Leather-Making Process – what, when, where, why… and necessary?

Leather Naturally Breakfast Meeting

During this open Breakfast Meeting our Chair, Egbert Dikkers, together with other members of the Management Board, will give an update on the organisation’s progress, the collaborations we have entered into and future plans for 2022.  Get the ins and outs of the work done by Leather Naturally, talk to us and ask all your… Continue reading Leather Naturally Breakfast Meeting

Leather Naturally: Education as the Only Means to Tackle Leather Misinformation

The objective of the seminar is to present a short description of the recent Leather Naturally publication: “Modern Cow Leather Presentation” in which I’m the editor. I will speak about why this presentation was made, what the objective is for the future and the need for education on the leather industry.

Bag Design Workshop by Accademia Della Moda

“From Concept to Product” In this short but highly focused workshop, we will explain the processing path that goes from the concept to the creative development and therefore to the realization of a bag. The subdivision of the information we will share with the participants will be developed in two macro-areas. In the first area… Continue reading Bag Design Workshop by Accademia Della Moda

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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