Thrils, Fun, As Lagos Leather Fair Holds In October

To create awareness of the potential value of the Nigerian leather industry and provide a platform for leather designers to showcase their talent and increase business opportunities, Lagos Leather Fair ,LLF Digital is scheduled to hold this month.

Themed, Re-Defining The Narrative, this year’s event slated to hold from Thursday 22nd October to Sunday 25th October 2020 is aimed at providing a new perspective to the range and dynamism of the Nigerian leather space as a core part of the global fashion industry.

According to the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), the Nigerian leather industry has been projected to generate over $1 billion by 2025. The report further stated that, with about 61 million units, Nigeria has the largest resource of goatskin and kidskin in Africa representing 46 per cent and 18 per cent of the total in West Africa and Africa, respectively. Being a dominant producer in Africa, the country also contributes about 60 per cent to the West African production of goatskin and kidskin.

Indeed,  Nigeria’s leather ranks amongst the highest quality globally and is a consistent supplier of leather to European and Asian markets with  Italy and Spain as the largest destinations. Nigerian leather in total, covers over 71 per cent  of total Nigerian exports, according to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).

Speaking on the initiative, the organisers said the program will ultimately change the narrative within an often-overlooked sector as stakeholders seek to find sustainable solutions to move forward an industry that has been described as the next gold mine.

” the initiative has recorded tremendous growth in the past three years, and has helped to create visibility and greater exposure for leather designers. Since 2017, the Fair has hosted industry players from Nigeria and abroad, from brands to retailers to suppliers and tanneries, and has stimulated conversations on innovation and technology, branding, storytelling, intellectual property rights, product design and development, and so much more.”

“Like many others, in response to the current situation across the globe, we have decided to leverage technology, and push the boundaries of what is  possible to continue to connect the dots across the Nigerian leather value chain.”

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