The leather trade show opens in Dubai today- May 4-6, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.
Bringing the look and feel of a high-end Parisian leather workshop to the Middle East, the Trend Area presents a dedicated platform showcasing the latest trends and innovations from the workshops of leading Leatherworld Middle East exhibitors.
Biodegradable camel hide, alligator and python skins, and a cow hide collection in 250 colors are among the latest leather trends.
A wide range of new leather colors, textures, types, designs and eco leather are on show, in addition to ready-made leather products and accessories from around the world, most of which are seen today in the Middle East for the very first time.
“The Trend Area provides a great opportunity for regional designers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to get up close and personal with some of the latest innovations that are shaping the regional and international leather industry,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, organizer of Leatherworld Middle East.
Leatherworld Middle East’s Trend Area is the world’s premier leather trade show and curated by the Parisian duo Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud, two of the French Capital’s most respected fashion design commentators and experts.
“Today innovation has transformed the way we use leather – it can be stretched, washed, deep colored; it can be ultra-thin or ultra-thick; transparent, light as silk, fragile as paper, or strong as carbon – it’s creation and adaptability has no limits,” said Gerin.
At the forefront of exhibitors with products in the Trend Area is:
– Abu Dhabi-based Al Khaznah Tannery showcasing its 100 per cent biodegradable and metal-free camel hide, produced using 80 per cent recycled water.
– German leather manufacturer SoftArt Leder making its regional debut at the Trend Area with a range of leathers for upholstery, accessories, shoes and equestrian, that come in 250 colours.
Leatherworld Middle East 2015 features more than 85 exhibitors from China, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Pakistan, Senegal, Spain, the UK, USA, and the UAE.
The region’s annual leather showpiece is supported by Founding Sponsor Al Khaznah Tannery, Official Show Supporter ESMOD Dubai, and Supporting Associations, the French Federation of Tanners, the French Skins and Hides Syndicate, and the National Tanning Industry Union from Italy.
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