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LLF5 Presents…

We are excited to be back and looking forward to bringing you a spectacular LLF5 experience!!

This special edition will feature: 

EXHIBITIONS 

Over sixty leather designers of footwear, handbags, and small leather goods will showcase their talent alongside other players such as raw materials, hardware, and accessories suppliers, refurbished, etc. Each one of our exhibitors has been carefully selected and includes old favorites such as Ethnik Afrika, Joel Lani, Marte Egele, St Davids, FemiHandbags, Obacouture, Hanker+Reech, and Detail Africa, and newcomers like Timaro James, Kieva Desuwa, Seki, Rebel by Gracie and Honey Malaolu.

CONVERSATIONS

We are bringing you, yet again, some truly exciting and engaging conversations! This year, we will be exploring issues centered around business growth, the massive potential of Intra-African trade, payment systems, product positioning, and the real essence of social impact and what it means to do good while doing business. These discussions will be facilitated by both local and international thought leaders and industry experts who will bring their depth of experience to the table. Some of them include Temwa Gondwe of AfreximBank, Daniel Oparison of Paga, Tokunboh Ishmael of Alitheia Capital, Kanyinsade Ademuson of Seventh Space, Mai Atafo of ATAFO, Folakemi Fatogbe of the De-Risking Lab and Adesuwa Onyenokwe, one of Nigeria’s foremost journalists. You can’t afford to miss out!

CATWALKS
Our stylists and models are all set to thrill you with stunning performances! We can’t wait to show off what we have in store for you. The catwalks will run across both days of the Fair, so look out or miss out!

THE ATELIER 

This is a creative and interactive workshop that will be facilitated by two leather experts – the Creative Directors of Belinda and Hanker+Reech. These sessions will demonstrate the rigorous process of leather-crafting beautiful from concept to the final product. This is not one to be missed!

G.O.L.D (Guild of Leather Designers) 

We are extremely proud and excited to finally officially launch GOLD – Guild of Leather Designers (Nigeria), an advisory body solely dedicated to supporting the work of leather designers. Look out for more on this at the Fair!

So there! What are you waiting for? If you haven’t registered, click here, and prepare to experience our wonderful world of leather!


FemiHandbags initiative.
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Lagos Leather Fair Presents LLF5!

After two years away, Africa’s largest leather Fair is back with a bang and we cannot be more excited!

As the world opens up, and things seem to be slowly getting back to normal, we would love to invite you to join us at the 5th edition of Lagos Leather Fair which will be held from 11th — 12th June at the Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos.

Lagos Leather Fair is the platform for start-ups and established designers alike to showcase their amazing talent, and for our ever awesome audience to shop and shop … and shop! It’s also a great place for other players along the leather value chain (tanneries, accessories and hardware suppliers, etc) to connect and collaborate. And there’s much more – unmissable conversations, stunning catwalks, and surprises galore! 

So go on, SAVE THE DATE, and REGISTER for free!

Date: 11th – 12th of June 2022.

Venue: The Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel. Victoria Island, Lagos.

Time: 10 am – 8 pm daily.

We hope to see you there! 

Lagos Leather Fair is a FemiHandbags initiative.

For more information, please email @info@thelagaosleatherfair.com

Follow on Instagram: @lagosleatherfair

Visit the website.

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SHOP MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS FROM MORIN.O DESIGNS

SHOP MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS FROM MORIN.O DESIGNS

H A P P Y   T I M E S   S T A R T   H E R E
Morin.O Designs is a Nigerian leather brand specialized in creating well-detailed and unique leather designs and products for both men and women. With attention to craftsmanship, sophistication and durability, Morin.O boasts of classic pieces with the best leathers from Nigeria, India and Italy.
 
With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s only ideal that you gift that amazing, angel on earth something lovely to make her day extra special.

Here are some beautiful gift ideas for the mothers in your life!

 TAERO 
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MEET THE SPEAKERS – LLF DAY ONE

LLF DIGITAL CONVERSATIONS & TALKS | MEET OUR SPEAKERS: DAY ONE


The Lagos Leather fair is happy to re-introduce our speakers for Day One of this year’s edition.
 
Speaking on the future of the leather industry and some of its most challenging factors, our team of industry experts and thought leaders will be navigating us through the solutions and recommendations for the ‘nation’s next gold mine’.


Adetoun Ajeigbe is the Founder and Creative Director of Joel Lani. She is also a well-trained fashion designer with a passion for creating stylish and functional products. After Fashion Design and Manufacturing training at London College of Fashion, she studied Management and Information Systems at Middlesex University and Information Technology at Cranfield University to explore the corporate world.
In 2004, she decided to pursue her creative aspirations and make things of lasting value so she trained with a renowned leather accessory designer and tutor in London and then went on to FIT New York. Living in New York, a global fashion city gave her the exposure she needed and she’s never looked back since.
She was born in London and raised in both Nigeria and the UK. The bags have been influenced by her African heritage, life experiences, nature, as well as architectural designs.
She has a strong passion for community development and social responsibility.

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Adetoun will be moderating a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed?
 

Toyin Adeniji is the Executive Director, Micro Entreprises at the Bank of Industry where she leads the implementation of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP). She also oversees the execution of tailored solutions to micro-enterprises along value chains, economic clusters and other initiatives such as BOI’s involvement in the Alethia IDF fund. Her experience spans over 28 years in various organizations including the International Finance Corporation (IFC) where she led the IFC’s Women in Business program.

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Toyin will be speaking on a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed?Wilson Erumebor is a senior economist at The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) who currently leads the preparation of NESG’s Macroeconomic Outlook and anchors the Technical Subcommittee. Wilson has also consulted for DFID’s Policy Development Facility II. Amongst other things, he has delivered keynote speeches at the World Bank Stakeholders Session on Education; Basic Education Africa Forum on Education, and Next Generation Summit on Youth Development.

He is a research, policy advocacy and economic development expert. His research interests cover macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policies, industry research and public policy. Wilson has over a decade of experience working with organizations that focus on economic and social research, industry research policy advocacy, consulting and credit ratings.

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Wilson will be speaking on a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed? Adeyinka Abimbola is a Value Chain Advisor at The Nigeria Competitiveness project (NICOP), GIZ. He is a multidisciplinary professional with 8 years of multi-sectoral work experience spanning international developmental programs including healthcare, advocacy & private sector development, agro-commodities, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) across North and South West Nigeria. He is also a practitioner of the market systems approach in private sector development, with a proven track record of delivering social, economic, and business-specific bottom-line results. 

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Adeyinka will be speaking on a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed?Femi Olayebi is Chief Creative Director of FemiHandbags, a luxury line of leather handbags and accessories, and the founder of My World of Bags (its parent company) which produces corporate goods for a vast array of organizations across the continent. Femi is the founder and convener of the Lagos Leather Fair, which was designed to promote Nigerian leather designers, bring together the major players along the leather value chain, and attempt to change the narrative within the industry and challenge the wider Made-in-Africa narrative.

In 2008, she became one of the first 25 recipients to be awarded the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Scholarship; she would later go on to participate in her first international, stand-alone show, Pure London, in 2009, where she FemiHandbags made its debut. Since then, her products have been stocked by retail stores in Paris, New York, London and Lagos. In May 2012, her business was made a case study at the Lagos Business School, and by August the following year, she was one of the four company CEOs selected by the Bank of Industry to attend the Brazil-Nigeria Business Forum in Rio de Janeiro. In 2017, she founded and launched the Lagos Leather Fair, a solely private initiative and the first of its kind in Nigeria.

On Thursday 19th November at 12 noon, Femi will be speaking on a panel discussion at LLF Digital, titled: Straight Talk: Where is the Leather Industry Headed? Register Here15-MINUTE MASTERCLASSES: LIVE ON YOUTUBESequel to a power-packed introductory panel session, at 2 PM, we will be joining Baboa Tachie-Menson (Founder Balm Labs) in a YouTube live class where we learn the synergy between fashion and technology and its importance, especially in this age of physical distancing and increased virtual experiences.

Following the necessity of having a USP (Unique Selling Point) in business, Creative Director, Nichole by Haguanna, Aisha Ugah will be sharing ways of building an iconic brand identity through leather colouring, live on YouTube at 6 PM.
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LLF DIGITAL IS BACK!

Hiya,

How are you holding up? Remember, we are all in this together. Change is now.

On a lighter note, sequel to our announcement of the postponement of LLF Digital, we are delighted to inform you that 19 th – 22 nd November 2020 has been confirmed as the new dates for the 4-day event.
As you are aware, 2020 has been quite the journey and we are glad to be able to still organize this event amidst all that’s been happening.

LLF Digital is the first of its kind in our journey so far. Themed Re-Defining The Narrative, this year’s event will provide a new perspective to the range and dynamism of the Nigerian leather space as a core part of the global fashion industry.

LLF DIGITAL is a 4-day event that will present a virtual space dedicated to promoting all exhibiting brands to fashion retailers and ready buyers, teaching the fundamentals of leather design and production through a series of well-structured and detailed workshops with Q&A segments, and tackling current socioeconomic issues that stand as obstacles in the Nigerian leather industry through insightful conversations.

Join and engage in our carefully curated conversations and lessons from industry experts all through the event.