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Apr
24

Clayton’s Technical Director appointed President of SLTC for terms 2018/19 and 2019/20

Clayton’s Technical Director appointed President of SLTC for terms 2018/19 and 2019/20   The Technical Director of Clayton & Sons, Matthew Abbott, accepted Presidency of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists. After spending the last year as the Society’s Vice President, Matthew was asked to take the role of President for the term 2018/19 […]

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Apr
05

Award-winning Singaporean designer wants to promote British leather.

Award-winning Singaporean designer wants to promote British leather. This year the ‘Design a Bag Online’ competition run by APLF and Fashion Access gave the prospective winner the opportunity to spend a month in Milan with top designers and leathercraft workers. This opportunity doesn’t come around often and the winner would have come up against some […]

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Oct
03

Supporting a New Distributor at ACLE 2017

Supporting a New Distributor at ACLE 2017   At the end of August, the All China Leather Exhibition took front of stage in Shanghai as it opened its doors to the world of leather at the New Exhibition Centre. The show had around 23,000 excited visitors across the three days seeking out suppliers who can help […]

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Aug
17

Clear Intentions for A.C.L.E

Clear Intentions for A.C.L.E   The ‘All China Leather Exhibition’ is fast approaching and this will be the second trade show in China that the group will have exhibited at this year. The Clayton Leather Group’s range of products will be exhibited on the Brothers Leathercraft stand, who signed an official distribution agreement during the […]

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Apr
10

Standing out from the crowd at APLF 2017

Standing out from the crowd at APLF 2017   Last week’s trade show in Hong Kong was the first major exhibition of the year that The Clayton Leather Group attended, providing the opportunity to showcase all the new activities for the group in 2017. 28th March – Morning before APLF and the anticipation of the […]

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Mar
20

A New Distribution Agreement for India

A New Distribution Agreement for India   Last month The Clayton Leather Group signed a new distribution agreement with Namo Namah Exim Pvt. Ltd, a sister company of Maha Lakshmi Enterprises who had been distributing J & E Sedgwick’s leather for twenty-five years. This agreement now opens up the market in India for all companies […]

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Dec
20

APLF 2017

The Clayton Leather Group will be exhibiting at APLF in 2017, we’ll be on the UK Leather Pavilion with our brand new stand (number yet to be confirmed). If we’ve met with you before please do come say hello or maybe book in to see us in advance using the link in this email. Let us […]

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  • Clayton’s Technical Director appointed President of SLTC for terms 2018/19 and 2019/20

    24th April 2018

    Clayton’s Technical Director appointed President of SLTC for terms 2018/19 and 2019/20

     

    The Technical Director of Clayton & Sons, Matthew Abbott, accepted Presidency of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists. After spending the last year as the Society’s Vice President, Matthew was asked to take the role of President for the term 2018/19 and 2019/20. Alongside the council, he will be involved in shaping the future for the association as well as maintaining the activities that are already taking shape including the continued digitisation of past journals and the modernisation of the Leather Technologists Pocket Book.

    The Society is the originator of the “Official Methods of Analysis”.  These methods were the reason for the first meeting in 1897. The international society is represented in Australia, South Africa, East Africa, England, and Bangladesh.

  • Award-winning Singaporean designer wants to promote British leather.

    5th April 2018

    Award-winning Singaporean designer wants to promote British leather.

    This year the ‘Design a Bag Online’ competition run by APLF and Fashion Access gave the prospective winner the opportunity to spend a month in Milan with top designers and leathercraft workers. This opportunity doesn’t come around often and the winner would have come up against some very tough competition indeed.

     

    Throughout 2017, leather designers around the world worked on their projects allowing their imagination to run wild as they longed to catch the eyes of the judges. APLF states on their website that the panel of judges would assess certain criteria, looking out for unique designs, innovative yet trendy methods of application, creative use of materials and product functionality that can be marketable.

    During the second day of APLF a young and enthusiastic designer from Singapore, founder of Myura Leather, Ho Kuan Teck visited the Clayton Leather Group’s stand. Ho is a familiar face to the Clayton sales team and explained that he had made it to the finals of the Design a Bag Online competition. That very same evening he was to present his ‘Lemniscate’ bag design to the judges. Feeling very inspired by the idea that he was merely hours away from potentially winning, the Clayton team wished him luck and asked for him to return with some good news the next day.

     

     

    On the final day of the show Ho returned with an infectious beaming smile and the winner’s certificate in hand. Proudly talking of his designs, The design of this handbag is an amalgamation of a triangle and an infinity symbol, taking into consideration the compatibility between people and shapes, as well as the compatibility between shapes and environments. More importantly, the design seeks to reflect someone’s modern and luxurious lifestyle in a simple and direct manner of “Balance”. When there is harmony, eternity ensues. And this “eternity” is represented by the handle which is a core part of any handbag. The shape of the handle also epitomizes the modern era of a minimalist.

    There are no fanciful accessories to a handbag. The main material is leather which is an indicator of elegance and harmony.”

     

    Ho has expressed his desire to promote hand finished British leathers and would use Clayton’s leather in his future projects.

  • Supporting a New Distributor at ACLE 2017

    3rd October 2017

    Supporting a New Distributor at ACLE 2017

     

    At the end of August, the All China Leather Exhibition took front of stage in Shanghai as it opened its doors to the world of leather at the New Exhibition Centre. The show had around 23,000 excited visitors across the three days seeking out suppliers who can help their company grow in the leather industry. The Clayton Leather Group exhibited their leather in Shanghai by supporting the group’s sole distributor to the Chinese market Brothers Leathercraft, who were officially named as the group distributor this year and exhibited at the show for the first time.

    Located in the first hall J & E Sedgwick’s Traditional Bridle leather, Clayton and Sons’ shell cordovan and horse front were proudly on display generating continued activity around the stand. Small leather goods manufactured from the bridle leather were on display enabling visitors to see the various leathers as a finished product. The 152-year-old walrus leather exhibit, which has travelled with the group across the globe on various exhibitions, was a definite eye catcher throughout the show.

    Where many exhibitors had mixed feelings on whether the show had been successful or not, the Clayton Leather Group’s distributors stand had a constant flow of visitors. Many visitors wanting to know more about the versatility of English traditional bridle leather and how this leather could suit their requirements. The time and care taken to produce every hand finished piece of leather by the group is something that the Far East market appreciates, clearly shown by the number of visitors to the stand.

    Many companies use the show as an opportunity to talk to current customers to further build relationships. In the case of Brothers Leathercraft more than half of their customers come from their e-commerce site so this was the first time the company could meet their customers face to face. The chance to discuss orders with current customers on this scale is rare for Brothers Leathercraft, giving them real value to exhibiting in Shanghai this year.

    A month has passed now since the show ended and the dust has finally settled for this year’s ACLE. Next destination for the Clayton Leather Group is Hong Kong in March 2018 for the All Pacific Leather Fair.

  • Clear Intentions for A.C.L.E

    17th August 2017

    Clear Intentions for A.C.L.E

     

    The ‘All China Leather Exhibition’ is fast approaching and this will be the second trade show in China that the group will have exhibited at this year. The Clayton Leather Group’s range of products will be exhibited on the Brothers Leathercraft stand, who signed an official distribution agreement during the APLF show in Hong Kong.

    Clayton & Sons have extended the range of colours in horse front leather and will be our main feature over the three days. The leather is manufactured at the group’s tannery in Chesterfield, England, and offers a fantastic vintage finish which is perfect for jackets and small leather bags.

    The Clayton leather Group started producing horse front leather in black and brown some 8 years ago. However, this year is the first time the finishing team have created colours that stray away from the still very classic shades. Our colour palette for horse front now consists of Black, Brown, Red, Blue, Natural, Green, Burgundy, and Conker.

    The range will be displayed on stand number E1/C12a during ACLE.

    Follow the group on social media platforms during the show for the latest updates.

  • Standing out from the crowd at APLF 2017

    10th April 2017

    Standing out from the crowd at APLF 2017

     

    Last week’s trade show in Hong Kong was the first major exhibition of the year that The Clayton Leather Group attended, providing the opportunity to showcase all the new activities for the group in 2017.

    28th March – Morning before APLF and the anticipation of the first day couldn’t be more noticeable as we were setting up the new stand. Heads already started to turn as a beautiful leather jacket, made of our Clayton’s horse front and Cordovan shell leather was added to the stand. The team were yet to know at this point, just how popular the stand would prove to be.

    Products manufactured from J & E Sedgwick’s newly coloured lacing hides were placed on display in the elegant glass cabinets attracting visitors to the back of the stand. Seamlessly, hung alongside the product cabinets, the actual lacing hides allowed visitors to familiarise themselves with the touch and feel of genuine Sedgwick leather.

    The uniqueness of the stand design allowed visitors to understand the company values any which way they looked. The group’s ethos “Field to Finish” was vital to broadcast during the exhibition, our brand-new iPad stand also reiterated these values as a tutorial of our website ran on a loop.

    Our digital footprint is continually growing within the leather industry and the iPad stand was the perfect feature to captivate visitors.

    With all the preparation of the stand completed on the 5 hour mark a countdown to opening the doors began. The exhibitions final preparations came to a conclusion around 6 pm and with expected attendance numbers of 16,000 visitors, from around 90 different countries, a true excitement was building up.

  • A New Distribution Agreement for India

    20th March 2017

    A New Distribution Agreement for India

     

    Last month The Clayton Leather Group signed a new distribution agreement with Namo Namah Exim Pvt. Ltd, a sister company of Maha Lakshmi Enterprises who had been distributing J & E Sedgwick’s leather for twenty-five years. This agreement now opens up the market in India for all companies within The Clayton Group.

    Namo Namah Exim Pvt. Ltd are leather distributors and manufacturers based in Kanpur, India. They produce accessories for the sports and fashion industry, and also specialise in equestrian leather. Under their product brand name James Aston their range includes; briefcases, wallets, belts and leather bags.

    Namo Namah Exim’s James Aston products will be proudly displayed on the group’s exhibition stand 1E A07/UK at the APLF Leather & Materials trade show in Hong Kong this month.

    The Clayton Leather Group continues to expand its distributor networks to ensure that the worldwide demand for its leather can be met. We ensure our distributors provide high quality knowledge and understanding of the group’s product range.

     

    Distribution Agreement

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Apr
24

Clayton’s Technical Director appointed President of SLTC for terms 2018/19 and 2019/20

Clayton’s Technical Director appointed President of SLTC for terms 2018/19 and 2019/20   The Technical Director of Clayton & Sons, Matthew Abbott, accepted Presidency of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists. After spending the last year as the Society’s Vice President, Matthew was asked to take the role of President for the term 2018/19 […]

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Apr
05

Award-winning Singaporean designer wants to promote British leather.

Award-winning Singaporean designer wants to promote British leather. This year the ‘Design a Bag Online’ competition run by APLF and Fashion Access gave the prospective winner the opportunity to spend a month in Milan with top designers and leathercraft workers. This opportunity doesn’t come around often and the winner would have come up against some […]

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