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Leather Foundation Course for Fashion Professionals – Leather Basics

14th March 2023
10:30 - 12:30 (UTC +4)
Workshop Area, Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, DWTC
This course is designed for designers, buyers and store trainers who need to understand the characteristic of different types of leathers to design their products and educate your customers.

After the course, you will understand:

  • Definition of leather: genuine, coated, laminated, leather fibre
  • Types of leather and their applications: cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig, other
  • Hide & Skin marks: typical marks, and uniqueness of genuine skins
  • Tanning Process Steps
  • Leather products and their care (wet, mouldy, sunlight, chemicals)
  • How to understand leather testing

How to sign up?

You can sign up for both sessions, or either one of them.

Organized by


Technical Director
Authenticae Ltd

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.


APLF Fairs follow Informa AllSecure, Informa’s approach to enhanced health and safety standards at events in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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