Fashion Access…“Let’s Get Ready For Summer 2009”
Fashion Access - Asia's Largest Trade Fair For Handbags, Travelware, Footwear, Leather Garments & Fashion Accessories
As the leading exhibition for boutique and specialist buyers seeking unusual fashion accessory pieces at affordable prices, this is a must-attend event.
- 500 ++ exhibitors from all over the world, including Brazil, China, India, Thailand, South Africa, Hong Kong and Italy among many other countries.
- Trial and sample orders available in small quantities and sensible prices.
- Trends and breaking fashion developments.
- Full programme of exciting and informative seminars.
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Buoyed by the success of the previous Fashion Access (FA), the next event, scheduled for 2 - 4 October 2008, will focus on the upcoming season under the slogan 'Let's Go Summer 2009'.
Last March's event heralded the growing importance of this bi-annual exhibition in determining trends, across a wide range of lifestyle accessories, for forthcoming seasons. It is a unique event that encompasses bags, footwear, travelware, leather goods and, of course, fashion accessories.
More than 14,000 buyers attended Fashion Access over the three-day period in March. Exhibitors, impressed by the level of buyers who visited their stands, were delighted to note a substantial increase of buyers from Japan: 1,200, and 20% up over the previous year.
Fashion Access is now the "must attend" event for exhibitors and buyers who have to stay in the fast lane of world fashion.
Trends, Trends, Trends
Trends have always been a driving force in the fashion and related businesses but, today, they matter more than ever before. Just keeping up with the pace is hard enough; staying ahead would be impossible without the help and guidance offered in many areas around the exhibition devoted to trends forecasting.
Launched last March, the Eco-Luxury Zone highlights the appeal of a growing number of eco-conscious consumers for products that make them feel good and do not harm the planet or their ethical conscience. These include bags and accessories made of natural fibers, bio-degradable or recycled materials, and unique handmade products and manufacturing processes that preserve ancestral crafts and provide work to under-privileged populations.
This eco-theme will be further highlighted in the programme of talks and seminars scheduled during the fair (details to be announced). These events pass on insights and advice from some of the most successful people in the industry.
Brazil Sees Opportunities At Fashion Access
Brazilian companies are gearing up to increase their presence at FA. Heitor Klein, Executive Director of Abicalçados, the organisers of the Brazilian pavilion declared, on their previous experience, "The exhibitors in the Brazil pavilion met with buyers from Japan, Indonesia, Australia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hungary, Greece, India, Singapore, France, and of course China. The Brazilian exhibitors were satisfied with the business they made: they received orders on site worth USD 206 thousand and estimate sales for the next 12 months at USD 900 thousand."
To underscore this success the Brazilian pavilion will be twice the size of the one last March.
You may also see footwear from Bangladesh, Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan.
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A landmark for unique designs and branded products, high quality stylish footwear, handbags and accessories from designer labels to trendy brands. Exhibitors in Fashion Avenue offer high-quality and low-volume fashion collections that meet the needs of the high-end market.
A special zone for the latest innovative designs from young and professional designers.
A dazzling zone that illustrates upcoming trends with exhibitors' products, colours and materials.
Showcasing value-added and uniqueness with natural, recycled and handmade products. (The eco-theme will be further highlighted in the programme of talks and seminars.)
Best of APLF Awards
Recognition of excellence in the quality, design and innovation of exhibits at the fair.
Fashion Access "Let's Go Summer 2009" runs for three days, 2 - 4 October 2008, at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wanchai, the pulsating heart of Hong Kong's commercial and entertainment area.
Janette Faulkner, Mala Leather Ltd - UK
"I found many exhibitors from India at Fashion Access which helps me as I used to source from India. But now I can visit Fashion Access and source from India and the rest of the world at the same time. I do not source from China fairs since their minimum quantity is huge, but at Fashion Access I can have a trial order with lower quantity."
Ali Mazher, Magnifique Bags and Accessories - USA
Mr Mazher has visited Fashion Access ten times before. "I found the quality of exhibitors very good and was able to source from new markets."
See the BAOlink International Market News for more information about the October 2008 Fashion Access, exhibitors and events.