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FASHION ACCESS | 5 - 7 July 2021, Hong Kong

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  • 26 August 2020
    Design-A-Bag Competition 2020

    The annual Design a Bag competition continued this year but was held online. There were three finalists and they were interviewed and questioned via a conference call and the interviews, the short results show and the videos from all three were shown as part of the interview process. It was remarkably successful, and the interviews were quite enlightening.


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  • 14 August 2020
    APLF Announces Departure of Perrine Ardouin

    Perrine Ardouin will be leaving her post as the Director of APLF after 24 years in charge of the company’s portfolio of trade fairs and events. She has decided to leave Hong Kong and move on to a new page of her life. After departure, she will continue supporting the exhibitions in a different form and acts as an independent advisor to the APLF’s portfolio until 2021 APLF exhibitions in Hong Kong.

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  • 24 July 2020
    Design-A-Bag Press Release - Winners Announcement 2020

    Due to the recent rapid outbreak of COVID-19, in view of the health and safety of our exhibitors and buyers, APLF has made the most difficult decision to postpone the APLF fairs, including Fashion Access to 30 Mar – 1 Apr 2021. However, the Design-A-Bag Online Competition has continued in a new format. Three finalists submitted a video recording and a design presentation to elaborate their ideas before the final judging ceremony.


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  • 9 April 2020
    APLF 2020 reschedules to 2021 due to COVID-19 Outbreak

    Organisers of the Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) have announced today that due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 the next edition of APLF - Leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access will now be held on 30th March - 1st April, 2021.


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  • 24 March 2020
    APLF's 2020 to Further Postpone

    Since APLF made the last announcement on postponing our fairs in early February, COVID-19 has spread globally and has now become a pandemic. It has now become necessary to make further changes to the fair dates and we will be further postponing the fair.

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  • 21 Feburary 2020
    New Dates of APLF 2020 Confirmed

    APLF continues to monitor the developments of the Novel Coronavirus, that first emerged from Wuhan, China in December of 2019. In light of the announcement by the WHO on 30th January declaring the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, it is understood that global corporate entities are implementing preventative measures, which include suspending employees’ business trips to China and Asian cities.

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  • 10 Feburary 2020
    APLF Announces New Dates for the 2020 Event

    In line with the efforts by the Hong Kong Government to control and limit the spread of this infectious disease and after the WHO declared the outbreak a global health emergency, APLFLeather, Materials+ and Fashion Access, originally scheduled on 31st March – 2nd April 2020 at HKCEC, Hong Kong, will be postponed to 1st – 3rd June 2020 (Monday – Wednesday) at HKCEC, Hong Kong.

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  • 28 Nov 2019
    Asia’s Leading Fashion Accessories Trade Show for Fall-Winter 2020-21 Collections

    With more than 30-year experience in organising trade fairs for fashion accessories, the organiser is fully aware that buyers of all types and especially designers require extra inspiration and exposure. Bearing this in mind, year-round promotions will be held throughout the year including roadshows; Pop-Up events in department stores; 365 days online showroom; workshops & fashion shows.

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  • 14 May 2019
    New brand identities for APLF fairs in Hong Kong

    The organisers of APLF fairs announced that in 2020, there will be a change of the layout of the four APLF fairs in Hong Kong. The leather fair will be relocated on to Level 3 and the three fairs now taking place on that Level 3 will move to Level 1.

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  • 13 March 2019
    More of the same

    Speaking at the highly successful Global Footwear Executive Summit on the day before the fair Frank Lavin of Export Now said that “MOTS” was one of the most common management processes when it comes to planning.

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  • 28 September 2018
    APLF - Leather & Materials+ Voted No. 1 Leather Fair

    APLF Leather & Materials+ is the world’s most international leather fair based in Hong Kong and it was recently voted the Number #1 leather fair by top tanners surveyed in the ILM Tanners Business Confidence Survey published in August.

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  • 29 March 2018
    Footwear industry facing tough decisions ahead: is digitisation inevitable?

    This question was among the issues that were discussed by experts from across the footwear industry during the fourth Global Footwear Retail Conference (GFRC) sponsored by Tencel and ISA Tantec and co-organised by APLF and the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA) that took place during the Fashion Access trade show in Hong Kong last week.

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  • 14 March 2018
    Encouraging Economic Backdrop for 34th Edition of APLF

    Widely recognised as the Annual Meeting Place for the Global Leather Industry, the 34th edition of APLF takes place from 14 – 16 March at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

    The earlier dates will allow professional buyers to locate the materials they need in good time to manufacture collections for Fall/Winter 2018 – 2019 and in future years avoid a clash between the former late March dates of APLF and Easter Week.

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  • 16 October 2017
    Only Five Months to Go for Key International Fashion & Sourcing Events

    For the 2018 APLF events, the Organisers took the decision to bring the fairs forward by approximately two weeks to mid-March after the consultation on both exhibitors and buyers, The upcoming APLF Leather & Materials+, Fashion Access and Cashmere World will be held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 14 – 16 March 2018.

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  • 18 April 2017
    Fashion Access 2017: catering for all, from Millennials to Silvers

    Located on the third floor of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Fashion Access, the concomitant fair of APLF attracted almost 20 per cent more visitors this year compared with 2016. Close to 10,000 visitors attended the three day event (from 29 to 31 March, 2017) to the great satisfaction of the more than 262 exhibitors, including 87 first time ones.

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  • 29 March 2017
    APLF evolves in line with Trends and Fashion as Materials and Leather Face Challenges in Changing Times

    The 33rd edition of APLF starts today, 29 March 2017 and its focus has been modified to meet the changing needs of the fashion industry. The fair is now officially called APLF Leather & Materials+.

    Since its inception in 1984 APLF’s vision and philosophy has been to move with the times. The Organisers were aware that the main driving trend for footwear and garments worldwide was now sports casual or athleisure, and so the decision was taken after last year’s fair to revamp its traditional components sector to cater to this trend by renaming it Materials+. The Materials+ hall is located on Level 3, Halls 3FG of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, opposite Fashion Access, leaving APLF Leather in Halls 1A - 1E as per previous years.

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  • 21 February 2017
    Experts to discuss political choices and global trade issues at the GFRC

    Political choices are reshaping the world and have an impact on how and where products, including fashion and footwear, are going to be manufactured and sold. Hard earned international trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal which has been abandoned by the new US administration are in jeopardy while new ones are being negotiated.

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  • 25 Oct 2016
    APLF announces new fair dates for 2018 and 2019

    In line with its policy of serving the global leather and fashion industries APLF is pleased to announce an adjustment to its traditional event dates for its Hong Kong fairs from 2018 onwards.

    APLF has been held at the end of March for three decades but due to the proximity of the Easter vacation from 2018 onwards a decision has been taken to move the dates forward by approximately two weeks to mid - March.

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