The second edition of Lagos leather fair, a leather networking platform founded by Femi Olayebi is scheduled to hold on the 5th and 6th of May at the Federal Palace Hotel Lagos, Nigeria.

Themed The New Possible, this year’s fair will explore the massive potential within the Nigerian Leather Industry and sustainable ways of positioning the industry for real growth.

The activities that are scheduled to take place include:

The Emerging Designers Competition: to encourage up-and-coming designers and give them an opportunity to showcase their work, the fair has incorporated ‘The Emerging Designers Competition’ with cash rewards and mentoring opportunities.

Masterclasses and Creative Workshops

The Leather Roundtable: this conversation will focus on how Nigerian leather designers can access Nigerian leather and the pressing issue of ‘copycatting’, design protection and trademarking. Shopping opportunities: from over 50 leather exhibitors, ranging from footwear, handbags and furniture to small leather goods.

A Documentary and Runway Show

The Lagos Leather Fair serves as an avenue for all stakeholders – private and public- along the leather value chain to connect the dots, and explore ways to find sustainable solutions within an industry with so much potential.

For more information about the fair, visit