This year's Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) wrapped up earlier this week. With over 1,200 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors, it's a huge showcase for the leather industry, where you see everything from classic leather selections to emerging trends on display.
The show is a great place to exchange ideas and information with colleagues in the industry. This year the need to source alternatives due to rising hide prices was a particular topic of discussion.
And of course, we all want to see what's new. Bright colors, distressed textures, alternatives that offer price advantages -- you can see it all here, under one roof. The APLF is a great place to look for innovative materials, designs, finishes and colors for the forthcoming seasons.
As they say ... a picture is worth a 1000 words. We are sharing some pictures from the fair, if you're interested in leather. Enjoy!
Below: pictures don't convey the scale. So many leather producing countries represented, from Brazil to Turkey to Pakistan to Italy -- like a session at the United Nations.