Fathers’ Day is almost here and it’s that time of the year to appreciate our fathers specially. Are you having a hard time thinking of the perfect gift for the men in your life? This is coming just in time for you!
Think outside the box for a unique gift, a more practical gift – one that he can use daily for work. Love the idea? Keep reading!
Morin.O Leathers has meticulously selected their most valued men items to show the dads in your life how much you appreciate them. From Morin.O leather briefcases, wallets, sandals, shoes, and belts; our exquisite gift ideas are just what you need. They are timeless, authentic and then this special gift of yours will definitely be classic.
After four incredible days of brilliant conversations, extremely insightful masterclasses, and a fascinating 3D exhibition experience, we are super excited to have made history by bringing you Africa’s first digital leather fair.
Just in case you missed any of it, here are highlights of the event:
We featured 24 leather designers from across West Africa in a specially curated 3D virtual exhibition, some of which included: Shekudo, Aaboux, Pere Lei, Apaart Africa, Toss Bags, Zashadu, FemiHandbags, Marte Egele, Sole Inspiration,and Detail Africa.
The exhibition is still live for a couple more weeks. Click here to visit.
Meet some of the brands Exhibiting at The Lagos Leather Fair 2019.
The Lagos Leather Fair is about the best thing that has happened to the Nigerian leather industry. The Fair was birthed out of the need to bring all the major players in the leather industry together under one roof to address the industry’s challenges as well as the way forward.
This year’s edition promises to be bigger than the first two editions combined and will feature a specially curated private investor showcase, exhibitions by leather designers and manufacturers, a great shopping experience, runway presentations, networking opportunities, and knowledge-sharing activities, amongst others. The 2019 edition of the Lagos Leather Fair, tagged #LLF2019, which will take place from Saturday, September 7 to Sunday, September 8, 2019 at The Harbour Point, Victoria Island, is themed: Advancing the Conversation.
It will play host to about 70 Nigerian leather designers and feature 5 topical Conversations, 2 Workshops and 6 Runway Presentations. This year will also showcase a few international designers.
Here we introduce to you the first set of exhibitors who will be showcasing their crafts.
Yili was founded with the hope of changing the narrative of producing and purchasing quality leather footwear in Africa. Their aim is to celebrate creativity and promote artisanal craftsmanship.
Yili footwear style and designs draw influence and inspiration from colours, textures, travel and the interesting things in between.
All the styles in each collection have a personal inspiration behind it. The colours represent Yili’s attempt to capture the zest of life.
Their sandals are handcrafted using a variety of locally sourced leathers, fabric and skin of premium quality.
Since 2017, AABOUX has been creating unique, stylish, luxury leather goods proudly handcrafted in Lagos, Nigeria.
Designer Zainab Aliyu and her team explore various silhouettes with interesting combinations of locally ethically sourced skins and textured leathers.
Our distinct signature stitch-less bags combine beauty and functionality.
Our vision is to be a Global pan-African brand with an ethos of quality craftsmanship, elegance and style.
ETHNIK BY TUNDE OWOLABI
Ethnik by Tunde Owolabi was founded in 2015. The brand is about making leather and asooke accessible to the fashion-forward modern man and woman. Beyond accessibility and creating fashionable yet very durable pieces for brand savvy trendsetters, we are about promoting culture and giving back to the community. The essence of our design philosophy is to produce sustainable fashion accessories that are uniquely Afrocentric, drawing inspiration from the Yoruba culture of Nigeria and other African cultures by telling our stories to the world through patterns and colours woven into beautiful fabrics.
We pay critical attention to every detail in our design and production process, through excellent craftsmanship and ethical values.
Hanker and Reech is a Nigerian Leather Goods Brand with a real passion for crafting functional products with distinctive attention to details, aesthetics and durability.
Their pieces are carefully designed and crafted to complement an appreciation for contemporary fashion and lifestyle.
They also cater to customized pieces which reflect personal preference, style and brand identity. They believe very much in the concept of value and constantly endeavour to fuse this with our creativity.
HankerandReech Leather Goods. Aspire….Achieve!
PereLei is a leather goods brand that creates finely crafted leather pieces utilizing the finest array of colours textures and skins. The brand was born out of the need for finely finished leather goods produced locally. From inception, it was apparent the need for inculcating world-class standards within the local leather goods market. Currently, the brand is engaged in the production of items such as bags, shoes, accessories and corporate souvenirs and other gifts. We pride ourselves on passionately creating world-class leather goods locally.
Lamide Samuel is an Artisanal Leather Accessories Label established in 2016. Made in Africa, they take pride in employing traditional artistic techniques of craftsmanship to interpret local creative genius with an urban and contemporary taste.
Their designs appeal to Fashion-forward consumers who value authenticity and style.
The brand believes in purpose and sustainability; Their leathers are sourced in Nigeria and across Africa, thier creations are locally produced in Lagos, Nigeria by hand, They also engage experienced artisans from Senegal and Ethiopia. Our noble approach to connecting and adopting unique cultural know-how and stories from accross the continent.
Each one of their pieces inspires the spirit of African arts and pays homage to their brand’s core values of love, originality and craftsmanship.
In recent years, since Nigeria began to place an increased focus on its non-oil sectors, the Nigerian leather industry has received an increased level of attention, and in small doses, some investment. The Lagos Leather Fair was designed to address the issues, promote talent, and create awareness within a potentially powerful industry.
Founded in 2017 by Femi Olayebi, founder and CEO of FemiHandbags, one of the nation’s leading leather brands, the Lagos Leather Fair brings together a diverse range of key players in the leather industry, from rising stars like Kkerele, Marte Egele, HankerandReech, and PereLei, to established leather designers such as City Cobbler, Mona Matthews, St. Davids, Zashadu, O’Eclat, to furniture manufacturers such as Siod Leather, iO Furniture etc.
These players are provided with an opportunity to showcase their products, form partnerships with industry peers, and expand their audiences. Through masterclasses, conversations, workshops and panel discussions, the Lagos Leather Fair also engages investors, branding experts, business teachers, international designers, and state sector leads in discussions on the challenges and the way forward for Nigeria’s leather designers.
The first two editions were a huge success and collectively brought together an audience of over 4500 people. About 120 exhibitors collectively made over N25 million in sales; the Fairs featured 10 Materclasses and 6 Creative Workshops, delivered by 30 local and international speakers; and showcased 12 runway presentations by various designers.
This year’s edition promises to be bigger than the first two editions combined and will feature a specially curated private investor showcase, exhibitions by leather designers and manufacturers, a great shopping experience, runway presentations, networking opportunities, and knowledge-sharing activities, amongst others. The 2019 edition of the Lagos Leather Fair, tagged #LLF2019, which will take place from Saturday, September 7 to Sunday, September 8, 2019, at The Harbour Point, Victoria Island, is themed: Advancing the Conversation. It will play host to about 70 Nigerian leather designers and feature 3 topical Conversations, 2 Workshops and 6 Runway Presentations. This year will also showcase a few international designers.
Through The Lagos Leather Fair, Femi Olayebi feeds and fuels her passion for promoting the work of leather designers and the Made-in-Nigeria initiative by showcasing local talent. And it seems to be about the best thing that has happened to the Nigerian leather industry: for its ability to drive conversations, change, and create a spotlight for one of Nigeria’s most critical untapped markets.
Key sponsors of the Fair include the Bank of Industry, Access Bank, and First Bank.
We welcome media houses (print & online), trade publications, news portals & blogs & digital agencies etc. that are interested in partnering with our event. To help us actively promote our event and in turn achieve their marketing/branding objectives through this platform.
We are pleased to invite you to the Abuja launch of The ‘Floral Fusion’ Collection by Morin.O.
‘Floral Fusion’ is an Incorporation of floral patterns and motives inspired by henna designs and motifs that represent a floral fusion of the Morin.O logo. The new collection entails creations of floral patterns infused with henna motifs done on their classic designs, designed with embroidery, exclusive beadwork and hand painting.
The collection includes an array of handbags, slippers and accessories for men and women.
The launch of the new collection will hold on Tuesday. 27th Feb. 2018 at Dunes Centre in Abuja. Time 2pm-8pm.
Contemporary Nigerian Leather goods and accessories brand, Marte Egele is fast growing to become a lifestyle brand.
They recently released a collection of bags and essentials like laptop sleeves, pouches, clutches, wallets, card holders for the Bold African.
“My brand is contemporary, modern, easy, simple and clean, bold, geometric, a blend of cultures from the western world to the African, not discriminatory but selective and unique, embodying a sense of freedom and happiness but under a set of rules and boundaries just like the world we live in so there’s sense to the madness.” – Uche Egele, Creative Director.