The idea for Material+ came 18 months ago when APLF notified her to reflect on the development of the leather industry. Her objective now is to refresh the sector, with a focus on craftsmanship, new technologies, links with emerging leather industries, and a closer look at leisure, sport and fashion, recognising footwear as a strong commercial segment. The industry is exploring new components for footwear, she says, but also advanced fashion tech, and the latest clean and sustainable materials, in order to meet the strong footwear demand.
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