“Leather and the Environment – Sustainability in the leather supply chain” is the title of a conference, which will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, April 1, 2014 during the APLF fair.
The Protextil conference was recently held in Buenos Aires as was organized by the ProteJer Foundation. Protejer groups together all the chambers of commerce, trade unions, centers of technology and education as well as publications of the textile and apparel sector.
In a first-ever effort to foster greater collaboration between the E.U. and U.S. apparel and footwear industries, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) will host a two part webinar series that explores market access opportunities across the United States and the European Union.
Derek Dickins is the founder of APLF and is still a consultant to the event. Mr. Dickins was kind enough to write the following text detailing the background of how APLF – or as it was then called, the Hong Kong International Leather Fair – began so that more exhibitors and visitors are aware of the roots of the world’s leading leather event. - Editor
The 18th International Technical Footwear Congress of UITIC (International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians) has just ended, marking a resounding success. From 13 to 16 November, more than 300 participants met in Guangzhou, China, to discuss a topic that is critical to the future of the industry: Social Responsibility.