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Designers, Suppliers, Others Gear up for 2024 Lagos Leather Fair

2024 Lagos Leather Fair

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The organisers of the annual Lagos Leather Fair (LLF) have promised that the 2024 edition will be bigger and better because of the momentum it is gathering.

Alongside its partners and sponsors, this year’s LLF will engage attendees with conversations and initiatives that aim to advance the leather ecosystem. These include improving socioeconomic impact, adopting sustainable and innovative practices, enhancing industry competition and global partnerships, and improving supply chain efficiency within the industry.

A statement made available to Business Post revealed that the theme for the 2024 LLF is Levelling Up and it is to spur on the growth being made across the African leather ecosystem.

It was further disclosed that the fair would gather leather enthusiasts, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and industry partners from across the globe to deliver a carefully curated experience that spotlights the diversity of African culture, creativity, and craftsmanship.

The event will take place from June 29 to 30, at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Lagos, and will feature

workshops, masterclasses, awards, exhibitions of talented leather designers and artists, investor pitches from emerging designers (Pitch-A-Leather-Biz), a runway presentation styled by Toyin Ogundadegbe, The Style Infidel, as well as a special immersive leather installation – Beyond the Hide – curated by Kanyinsade Ademuson, founder of the architectural firm, Seventh Space.

The convener of LLF, Mr Femi Olayebi, said, “Over the years, hosting the Lagos Leather Fair has filled us with a purpose to do more and advance the African leather industry.”

“LLF is a celebration of the potential being achieved through locally sourced craftsmanship and this year, we are partnering with extremely talented individuals to create an engaging experience that invites participants and attendees to join us on that journey.

“We are very thankful to our sponsors and collaborators for helping us curate this valuable tradition that continues to elevate the African leather ecosystem.”