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WHAT: The International Fashion Fabric Exhibition, the largest textile and trim trade show in North America, brings together six leading leather companies from Italy, Spain, Iceland, Slovenia and the United States.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 14th 9:00 am 5:30 pm

Wednesday, October 15th 9:00 am 5:30 pm

Thursday, October 16th 9:00 am 4:00 pm

WHERE: Jacob Javits Convention Center, NYC, Hall 1C Lower Level

WHO: Albatros Industria Conciaria Spa, Italy (US Rep: Firebird Productions): This leading

Italian tannery produces double-faced skins and leathers. An exclusive designer collection includes various textured shearling skins such as lynx and tiger colored transparent leather and fur. Booth #507

Holding Pellami Solofrani, Italy. (US Rep: Limex Ltd): Ten tanneries from Solofra, Italy are represented here. Calfskin, lambskin, sheepskin, goat and cowhide. Skins are printed, embossed, double-faced. For garments, accessories and shoes. Booth #163

Industriga Usnja Vrhnika, Slovenia (US Rep: World Class Leather): Premier tanners of pigskin will be showing signature shirting suede, washable pig suede and pig napa. Fashion focus on foils applied to suede and special finishes. Exciting color palette includes black and white, naturals and bright colors. Booth #633.

Genis Antel, Spain; Kokkolan Nahka, Icelandic Skins; Ahlskog, Finland, Treitel (US Rep: Kres Leathers): The focus for Genis Antel (Spanish Shearling) is on glittery gold, which is apparent on both the wool and suede sides of their doubleface. Icelandic Skins sees the trend in shearling as moving toward antiqued napalan finishes with classical, marketable colors at a good-value price point. Kokkolan Nahka offers the softest, most sensual Scandinavian Elk leather from the mysterious region south of Lapland. Ahlskog is the only company in the world to produce Nordic suede and napa from Finland of incomparable quality and in the most brilliant colors imaginable for garments, shoes and bags. Treitels offers exotic Tibetan lamp plates, rabbit plates in an endless array of colors and patterns and mouton skins and fur trimmings for everything from sweater collars to boot cuffs. Booth #368

Leather, Suede, Skins, Inc, New York, NY, USA: This leather supplier in New York will present an extended line of metallic leathers in over 45 colors including pastels, jewel tones and pearlized metallics. Their skins are finished in such away as to be soft and drapey, like silk. Booth #429

Leatherworks, Miami, FL, USA: Offers a line of chrome and full vegetable tanned leathers. Manufactured leathers include products from 1mm to 4mm and sides, shoulders, double buutts and full hides for the shoe, leathergoods, belt, garment and upholstery trades. Booth #512

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