The LAGOS LEATHER FAIR is a private initiative born out of a need to redress the current situation, specifically within the leather industry. LLF was pioneered in 2017 by FemiHandbags, a brand of My World of Bags, a design and manufacturing company. It is fundamentally a business project designed to unlock the huge potential of the leather industry and to empower the players along the leather value chain. Its ultimate goal is to deliberate on the challenges facing the industry, start a discourse, tell our stories and offer innovative solutions.
This year's theme, 'The New Possible', will recognise the many possibilities and massive potential the Nigeria leather industry has. The Fair is the first of its kind in the country to cater to this niche sector on such a scale; the event will incorporate exhibitions, masterclasses, panel discussions, workshops, catwalk presentations and a unique retail experience.
This segment-based approach will provide exposure and a platform for some of Nigeria's best leather designers of footwear, handbags, apparel, jewellery and much more, to showcase their work. It will also facilitate contacts between raw materials suppliers (tanners), producers of finished leather goods, and retailers. Beyond this, it will provide a learning opportunity for SMEs, and enable necessary business linkages.