Players in the leather goods, footwear and apparel industries: 7 conferences dedicated to the world of leather for you!

Share innovations, major trends and experience sharing through a series of unique conferences!

Join us on the Talks Areas Innovation and Fashion located in Hall 3 or Hall 6 according to conferences.

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Please attend the are 5 minutes before the conferences.

Tuesday 17 September

  • 10 am

How to eco-design a bag

 

Explanation of how a bag is made and reflection on the various areas where this process can be questioned and improved. What practices are already in place for the creation of eco-designed products?

Talk moderate by Nathalie Elharrar.

With:

  • Sophie Viot Coster, director of ADC -Au Dela Du Cuir association, leather goods and shoe designers support program-(France)
  • Jack Millington, founder of Billy Tannery, tanner and manufacturer of bags (England)
  • Baptiste Pagés and Flora Loidon, founders of Atelier Feoni, leatherworkers and leathergoods experts consultants, (France)

English

Hall 3 / Innovation Talks Area
45 minutes

  • Nathalie Elharrar

    Nathalie is a creative director and accessories expert consultant.She  has been leading accessories design studios in companies such Michel Klein, Thierry Mugler and Lagerfeld among others.She manage since 2007 her  accessories agency Maison Larare,dedicated to the world of leather, footwear and leather goods, working for a wide range of brands as Rykiel, Paule Ka, Andrew GN, Heschung, Camper, Leonard, Anne Valerie Hash, Jean Paul Lespagnard and many others.Since 2001, she intervenes every year at the IFM ( French institute of fashion)on several programs, training to convey his 360 ° vision around the shoe and leather and regularly contributes to the trainings at the well known institution Les Compagnons du Devoir.

    Nathalie has also been the creator of two shoe brands: Larare, focused on hyperfeminity, luxury and avant-garde, and Jour Férié Paris, designed around unisex and well-being.Since 2017, Maison Larare team has been developing an important research on sustainability and eco design issues about the practices in the leather, footwear and leather goods industries.

  • 10.30 am

Leather Fashion Breakfast AW20/21

 

A succinct, 30-minute fashion seminar on the season’s fashion directions: trend, colour and product highlights for leathers and furs. Find out the season’s must-have materials through a selection of products for the leather goods, footwear and clothing industries.

Explore new technical processes and innovative approaches to eco-responsibility.

Hall 6 / Fashion Talks Area

Première Vision Fashion Team

French / English

Duration : 30 minutes

  • 12 pm

A new event in Paris on sustainable development: the Sustainable Leather Forum organised by the French Leather Council

 

The Sustainable Leather Forum will showcase best practices in the leather, footwear and leather goods sectors in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, from a social, environmental and economic perspective.

Yves Morin, Chairman of the Organising Committee

English

Hall 3 / Innovation Talks Area
45 minutes

Wednesday 18 september

  • 10 am

Putting in place a quality policy. Why and how?

 

With consumers looking for transparency, putting in place a quality policy in the company is primordial these days. This conference will give you the keys to its implementation, from the initial definition to deciding on the specifications and evaluating the results.

Fabienne ORHAN / CTC Partner Quality Consultant

In french
Hall 3 / Innovation Talks Area
45 minutes

  • Fabienne Ohran

    Fabienne ORHAN, CTC partner

    Expert in Quality and Labelling of Home Fashion Leisure Products.

    Previously Innovation & Monitoring Project Manager at IFTH (Institut Français Textile Habillement) and then Head of the Home and Leisure Textile Quality Department at MONOPRIX, she is now keen to share this 17-year field experience.

    Thus, she assists brand founders and their suppliers in developing a safe and transparent product offer, in order to transform their customers into better ambassadors and thus develop their sales and ensure their sustainability.

  • 10.30 am

Leather Fashion Breakfast AW20/21

A succinct, 30-minute fashion seminar on the season’s fashion directions: trend, colour and product highlights for leathers and furs. Find out the season’s must-have materials through a selection of products for the leather goods, footwear and clothing industries.

Explore new technical processes and innovative approaches to eco-responsibility.

Hall 6 / Fashion Talks Area

Première Vision Fashion Team

French / English

Duration : 30 minutes

Thursday 19 september

  • 10 am

How do you buy leather today?

 

Get a better understanding of the processes of tanners, their specific know-how and their constraints.

From the tanners’ perspective: their in-house specifications.

What are the tanneries’ criteria for selecting skins?

What are the standards to respect? Traceability?

From the leather buyers’ point of view: the various buying circuits, directly, through leather goods and footwear makers, through studios specialised in the research and development of leather for luxury houses.

Talk moderate by Nathalie Elharrar.

With:

  • Jerome Verdier, CEO of the tanning Alran and president of the French tannery federation and Megisserie
  • Nadia Benabed, leather engineer for Matera (Italy)
  • Virginie Ducatillon, founder Adapta- Paris,leather sourcing solution from unused stock of luxury suppliers, focused on traceability

Hall 3 / Innovation Talks Area

English

  • 10.30 am

Leather Fashion Breakfast AW20/21

A succinct, 30-minute fashion seminar on the season’s fashion directions: trend, colour and product highlights for leathers and furs. Find out the season’s must-have materials through a selection of products for the leather goods, footwear and clothing industries.

Explore new technical processes and innovative approaches to eco-responsibility.

Hall 6 / Fashion Talks Area

Première Vision Fashion Team

French / English

Duration : 30 minutes

Consult the complete programme of the show here