The organisers of the APLF Leather and Materials+ say they aim to bring sustainable sourcing to the forefront of the trade fair and the following areas will be developed as part of the Sustainable Sourcing Platform for Asia Pacific: Sustainable Sourcing Platform, whereby sustainable materials and products from the four APLF fairs will be on display in the APLF Materials+ hall on level 3 to enhance the synergy between the events; a Sustainable Fashion Conference organised in the morning of March 14, during which sustainability topics will encompass materials, cashmere, leather goods and sustainable fashion in general, and will complement the Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Conference held in the afternoon of the same day; and the APLF Materials+ Community – a programme of identification and recognition of sustainable exhibitors is to be launched in 2019 to enhance the “APLF Moving Toward Sustainability” programme and help promote those exhibitors to buyers. Finally, the “Feel Green@APLF Community”, a digital activation campaign online, is to be implemented to promote sustainable exhibitors at all APLF fairs and develop a green community for the industries served by APLF.

The upcoming edition of APLF will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, March 13-15, 2019.