...hosts 3000 visitors during its two-day fair
Lagos, Nigeria (19th June 2023] – Lagos Leather Fair, the leading leather trade event in Africa and initiative of
Femi Olavebi, cEo, Femi Handbags, has further advanced the growth of the leather industry in Nigeria and Africa. at its recently concluded 6* edition. The 2-day event which was held at Balmoral Convention Centre,
Lagos from 17 – 18 June, hosted over 3000 industry stakeholders, desieners, creatives, and visitors as thes
explored the latest advancement in the leather industry and discussed grown strategies to scale the industry.
The event is the largest gathering of leather experts and creatives in the West African region, providing an exceptional networking hub for crattsmen. tanners. leather services experts. emerging designers. industry stakeholders, and regulators, as well as a platform to celebrate creativity, excellence, and innovation througt the LLE awards
Speaking at the event, Femi Olayebi, Founder, Lagos Leather Fair, expressed her gratitude and satisfaction at the growth, the continuity of legacy, and the impact of the annual leather fair. She said, “Once goin, I am truly
amazed at the wondertul turnout at the 2023 edition. appreciote the support and expert workmanshio of the monv brands. creatives. and exhibitors who were a part of this vear’s edition and made it an absolute success
LLF is all about the quality and innovation of the craft, and it is great to see how much effort has been put in by everyone to uphold the highest quality standards known at Lagos Leather Fair. As an industry, we need to put the extro into the ordinorv, ensurino that our oroducts con sit anvwnere in the world. Nigeria is known for aood quality leather, and I am confident with platforms like this, the sector will continue to advance. This fair has alwovs been about creativitv. innovation. networking. and coming together to tell the African storv and I’m glad
it was all captured in LLF 2023.”
The event was well-attended bv key stakeholders and featured over 30 soeakers who led thought-orovoking
conversations and workshoos. One of the key highlights of the event was an insichtful oane session where experts examined the creative sector with an emphasis on the leather industry. They drove the discourse on how to move the industry forward and strengthen the value chain. ensuring African creatives stay relevant
globally. The session spotlighted how leather creatives in Nigeria can leverage collaboration to ensure economic grown within the industry and strategically position the Nigeria Leather industry as a premium
Commenting further, Fem Olayebi said, “We launched this fair six years ago to change the narrative of the
Nigerian leather industru ond ensure orofessionals havp a nlatform to deliberote on sustainable solutions and
workable aoals that coter to both local and olobal demands. We welcomed thousands of visitors during the
past two days to not only explore the various developments the industry nos seen and its outook but to also build working relationships and nurture a new generation of creatives. By connecting all the parties in the industry, Logos Leather Fair will continue to unearth lasting solutions to key challenges facing the industry, ensuring leather remains a relevant instrument for the realization of the Zero-Oil Initiative”.
The fair also hosted exciting hands-on workshops, which guided leather designers through the process of building their unique brand identities and leveraging social media for business growth.
Lagos Leather Fair zoz3 was an impactul event featuring exhibitions, runway shows, and the Lagos Leather Fair Awards. the first of its kind. The winners of the maiden edition award categories included K Aspen who was
awarded for the best-curated boot at the fair. Maraz who won the Brand Excellence Award, and Tender Leather Care who bagged the Trailblazer Award. Ohiole Lagos also secured the final award of the night. named the
Most Innovative Designer.
The Lagos Leather Fair continues to advocate for the growth of
reminder that made-in-Nigeria leather and products, if given the right support can compete and thrive in the international markets.