Thai Leather Trade Mission in Los Angeles

30.08.2010 - 03.09.2010


Thai Leather Trade Mission Will Visit Los Angeles August 30-September 3

LOS ANGELES – A Thai leather group comprising leading leather products manufacturers will visit here August 30-September 3 to seek potential trade partners who would be interested in representing their brands in the United States, Thai Trade Center, Los Angeles (TTC) announced today.

Eight leading Thai leather goods companies will participate in the trade mission to Los Angeles – Eleganza, Champ Ace, Champ Kabin, MBP Leather Industries (Albédo brand), O.C.I. Leather Co., Ltd, Paragon, Shepherd Co., and Uni G Co. Ltd.. Most of these companies have been exporting to the United States and/or Europe for 10 to 20 years or more and are looking for opportunities to expand their business in North America, according to Thai Trade Center LA Executive Director Chantira J. Vivatrat.

Representatives of the companies will meet with U.S. trade associations and businesses to learn what types of designs and leather products appeal most to their customers. They also will look for new markets for the kinds of creative leather items Thai artisans are designing and opportunities to strengthen the image of Thai brands being sold in the United States.

“Thai designs and quality of Thai leather products are versatile and varied and can satisfy both the general consumer and premium markets, and we believe there’s an untapped potential for them here,” Mrs. Vivatrat said.

The group will visit the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles to discuss potential future cooperation between American designers and Thai manufacturers.

In addition, participants will meet with distributors and logistics companies in the Los Angeles area.

The trade mission is part of the Thai government’s plan to introduce the country’s various leather brands to the American market.

TTC is helping arrange meetings for the mission and will work closely with the group to develop potential trade opportunities for Thai leather products in the U.S. market. Among the leather products the participating companies manufacture are hand bags, briefcase, wallets, corporate premium gifts, diary folders, business card holders, and other small leather goods.

U.S. companies interested in meeting with the Thai leather mission or seeking additional information should contact TTC at or 323-466-9645.

Source: Thai Trade Center, Los Angeles

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