Materials+

What is Materials+?

A sector to fuse craftsmanship with innovation, Materials+ is the platform to source innovative, sustainable and traditional non-leather materials, and fashion components and accessories for fashion-forward footwear, bags, garments and fashion accessories. 

What Will You Find Here?

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

 

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 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

 

Services

  • 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.

 

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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