|Event: LEATHERWORLD MiddleEast|
Location: DUBAI, UAE
Date of Event: 05/04/2015-05/06/2015
Products: Leather and fur textiles and apparel
Project Officer: Kim-Bang Nguyen 202-482-4805
Official Show Website: www.leatherworldME.com
U.S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE, OFFICE OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL (OTEXA)
LOCATION: Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
SHOW DESCRIPTION: Over 120 are expected to exhibit in this inaugural edition of the show.
The launch of the three-day Leatherworld Middle East exhibition, comes as the billion dollar trade of leather goods and accessories in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) reflects a new landscape of rising opportunity in the global leather industry. According to Euromonitor International, the value of leather imports and exports across the GCC was US$3.9 billion in 2013, including semi-finished and finished leather products, travel goods, accessories, handbags, and footwear. The UAE holds the lion’s share of the figure, at US$2 billion, while Saudi Arabia, which also is a big manufacturer of leather products, saw US$1.1 billion worth of leather imports and exports in 2013. Dubai, which commands 30 per cent of the Middle East’s luxury market according to consultancy firm Bain & Company, is the second most important global destination for international retailers, after London.
The influx of leather trade and persistent spending on luxury goods in Dubai and wider region presents an ideal backdrop for the inaugural edition of Leatherworld Middle East.
This event will serve as a new platform and event to showcase U.S. leather and fur products to this region's expanding retail markets.
COST: OTEXA will sponsor a USA sample booth at Leatherworld ME 2015. The cost for exhibiting is $950. For this fee, you may submit up to 8 pieces of leather/fur garments with business cards, and catalogs for display. Shipment of samples and product literature to and from the show is the responsibility of the participant.
USA Sample Booth, Leatherworld Middle East
Dubai, UAE, May 4-6, 2015
List of Participants
Ms. Jayne Orthwien
10037 Banner Country Ct.
Gaithersburg, MD 20882
Anna Bags, LLC is a USA company based near Washington DC where we design and manufacture the emerging, luxury, leather handbag brand Anna Orthwein. At Anna Bags, we take the position that to bring our exquisitely styled bags to men and women around the world, we must forge strong, collaborative relationships with our craftsmen in their atelier, as well as with the fashion boutiques whose clientele look for, and appreciate the caliber of our bags.
2. Christi Land Designs, LLC
Ms. Christi Lang
134 W Edgewood Place
San Antonio, TX 78209
Christi Lang Designs, LLC, is a U.S. company that produces stylish, well-crafted handbags. The signature feature of these unique handbags is the exceptionally organized interior, featuring pockets specifically sized to hold the items that women most often carry.
Christi Lang is proud to introduce her new “Made in the USA” line of authentic alligator handbags. Each bag is meticulously hand made from the durable and luxurious skin of the American alligator. . . Of course, all handbags feature the organized interior that has made Christi Lang bags a must-have for work and travel.
Ms. Beverly Bissett
1088 Business lane
Naples, Fl 34110
Korchmar is a 97-year-old US manufacturer of fine luggage, leather goods, and travel accessories.
Korchmar operates a factory in Naples, Florida for the production of its “made in USA” products and a factory in The Dominican Republic where it produces on a contract basis for other luxury brands such as Tumi and T Anthony.
Ms. Jacky Clyman
15 W 39th St., 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Cockpit USA is a 40 year old apparel company based in New York City, originally started as Avirex ltd, whose roots are in military and aviation clothing-both in inspiration and dedication to quality and a respect for American classic wearing apparel. An official supplier to the US air force for the leather a-2 pilot’s jacket since 1986, cockpit manufactures most of its products in the USA but has extensive foreign sourcing as well. Thanks to its USA manufacturing, cockpit USA can do special orders for as little as 12-50 pieces with personalized details inside and outside also helping in developing patches for their customers whether individual clubs, corporations or governments.