Is there anything more gratifying than helping someone make their ideas and dreams come true? These are the foundations of a long lasting relationship. We strongly believe that this also applies to business and the leather goods manufacturing industry is not an exception for this.
It’s also very gratifying to be able to build a relationship beyond business. Of course this does not happen instantly and one cannot forget that it’s business what brought you together. However, doing business within an atmosphere of trust and positiveness is very beneficial for the project itself since all the ideas flow without any restriction.
That’s why we really enjoy doing what we do.We are lucky to work with the best team of leather goods manufacturers, pattern makers and suppliers…
Of course, it must be business… but why not fun too?
We are at the begining of the year and there are several interesting Trade Fairs to keep in mind. You can find some of them below.
Dates: 14th-17th January
Venue, City, Country: Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center, Moscow, Russia
Exhibitors: footwear, bags and accessories
Visitors: manufacturers, importers & exporters of shoes, leather goods and footwear accessories
Note: Mos Shoes-Russia is the country’s premier and most international exhibition for shoes and leather goods
Web site: http://www.mosshoes.com/
Dates: 19th – 22th January
Venue, City, Country: Paris Porte De Versailles, France
Exhibitors: manufacturers, producers, suppliers, designers of leather goods and luggage
Visitors: specialist retailers, importers, distributors, dealers and all professionals related to the leather industry
Note:This event will bring together leading brands and labels concerned with leather accessories
Web site: http://www.whosnext.com/
Dates: 10th-12th February
Venue, City, Country: London Olimpia, London, UK
Exhibitors: Designers and maufacturers of fashion garments and accessories.
Visitors: Boutique, Chain Stores. Department Stores Buyers, Fashion Licensees, Distributors, Importers / Wholesalers,
Note: Pure London is the most famous and popular fashion show of UK. This fashion show deals with all the latest trends in fashion.
Web site: http://www.purelondon.com/
Dates: 12th-14th February
Venue, City, Country: Paris Nord Villepinte Hall 4, Paris, France
Exhibitors: Manufacturers of leather and textiles
Visitors: Leather Goods Manufacturers, designers and shoe makers
Note: a fair dedicated to professionals only, where latest trends are seen in the leather and fur sector. There is also a textile selection tool for the key players in the fashion and design industry.
Web site: http://lecuiraparis.com/
Betangible and their group of leather goods manufacturers wish you Merry Christmas. We have selected some images taken in Spanish leather goods workshops and made the video below. We hope you enjoy it.
Busy times for Leather Goods Manufacturers now. Christmas is round the corner one more year. Some of the Christmas gifts that many people worldwide will receive are being made in Spanish Leather Goods Workshops. We feel proud to be a small part of it… Thanks for making it possible.
The Spanish leather goods industry is in very good shape. According to the latest official data (download it here in Spanish) , Spanish leather goods manufacturers have consolidated their international expansion in spite of the world’s generalised recession. The exports of manufacturing services have increased 17% in 2011 with a turnover of more than 511 millions Euros (Exports).
‘Made in Spain’ leather goods are very much appreciated not only by fashion brands and independent designers but also by the final customer, who is more and more informed and interested in what is behind the product they are buying.
Andalusia is the region that still holds the biggest cluster of companies dedicated to the manufacturing of leather accessories, most of which are based in the town of Ubrique and the surrounding towns such as Prado del Rey .
The first trimester of 2012 is almost over but we still have some interesting Trade Fairs to have in mind… Let’s have a look…
Dates: 11th - 13th March
Venue, City, Country: Feria de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Exhibitors: Manufacturers of Men’s & Women’s leather accessories such as handbags, wallets, belts and shoes.
Visitors: Boutique & Department Store Buyers, Importers/Wholesalers, Fashion Professionals and General Public
Note: #1 Trade event in Spain for leather accessories and shoes..
Internationalen Leatherwaren Messen
Dates: 10th – 12th March
Venue, City, Country: Offenbach am Main, Germany.
Exhibitors: Leather accessories brands.
Visitors: Diverse profile such as wholesalers and retailers from all around the world.
Note: The I.L.M Offenbach as autonomous trade fair for leather goods, travel articles, bag fashion, and accessories.
Dates: 20th – 23th March.
Venue, City, Country: Expocentre, Moscow, Russia.
Exhibitors: Manufacturers and fashion brands of accessories and shoes.
Visitors: Professionals of the leather industry such as buyers and manufacturers.
Note: OMK is focused mainly on the Russian market since most of the visitors come from that country.
Web site: http://www.obuv-expo.ru/en/
Dates: 4th – 7st March.
Venue, City, Country: Fiera Milano, Italy.
Exhibitors: Manufacturers and brands of all types of leather accessories.
Visitors: Diverse profile of visitors such as wholesalers, retailers and other professionals linked to the leather goods industry.
Note: A truly international Trade Fair for real networking between buyers and manufacturers. An outstanding place for entrepreneurs.
Web site: http://www.mipel.it/en/
Spanish leather goods manufacturers are not suffering the negative effects of the global economic recession. According to DBK , independent annalists of industries, the Spanish leather goods manufacturing industry enjoy good health. In 2011, the industry grew 3.1 % and it will also grow in 2012. “Made in Spain” leather goods are more and more appreciated all around the world… We are really happy about it.
It has been only 1 year but we have reached post number 100. We are very excited to have made it to triple figures thanks to the support of betangible’s followers like you. We hope that you are getting to know a bit more about Andalusian leather goods manufacturers and the whole leather goods industry in Spain. We are getting very positive feedback from our followers, which fills us with happiness and satisfaction. Thank you ALL.
In an extraordinarily competitive environment, we in the leather goods manufacturing industry are facing the dilemma of how to compete while maintaining the integrity of our businesses. Will the price of our products and services affect the value provided? The answer is… No. On the other hand, quality is presupposed and already assumed by the buyers that want to have the “Made in Spain” embossed on their leather products. Let’s have a deeper look at the concept of “Value”.
The images below try to reflect the words and concepts associated to words such as “Quality”, “Price” and “Value”. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary “Value” is defined as worth of importance; the adequate or satisfactory return on or recompense for something. Things have value, or are of value, or are valued. “Price” is defined as cost of something bought or sold. However, things that have a price may or may not have Value.
Providing value, or even better, added value for the price that, obviously, our buyers have to pay for our products (or services), is the best position for a business that want to compete globally.
How do you add/provide value to your products and services? At what extent is price so important in a high quality leather product?
This year is about to finish and we want to wish you all the best for the New Year.
We also want to share with you some photos that we recently took. The photos show some views and landscapes of this area in Andalusia (Spain). Enjoy…