As working into shoe industry I always seek a visit to leather market to explore the materials and tools that is not easily available in India. This trip was planned unexpectedly due to my husband’s business travel and you can read the whole story by clicking the post- Hong Kong: The City of Lights and Skyscrapers, which means I would not go into the details of my experience in Hong Kong instead the “Leather Market” Only.
I scheduled the whole single day to explore Sham Shui Po, an area situated in the northwestern part of the Kowloon Peninsula. Travelling through subway was the best and cheapest choice to reach Sham Shui Po, hence we board The MTR at Tsim Sha Tsui station till Sham Shui Po. It’s convenient to buy the Octopus Card – a similar version of oyster card of London, if you’re frequently travelling through MTR. We bought this card directly at the Tsim Sha Tsui station but I guess it’s available on all the stations so no worries! Though In-case of any query you can always visit the customer service desks for help. After reaching Sham Shui Po we followed the MTR app till Tai Nan Street famous for Leather, tools and accessories. MTR app is extremely helpful if you’re new in Hong Kong.
There were so many shops at Tai Nan Street but I’m mentioning only those who caught my interest.
So my very first shop was Tat Shing Metal Mfy which provides a quality Metal buckles for shoes, belts bags etc. They are the big supplier and can supply in minimum and maximum quantity while taking orders on Whatsapp or email – which sounds convenience! After my conversation with Sarah and Tiki – the sales manager, I got to know one of their client who is reputed in India for accessory design called HiDesign. which means they can fall into a reliable supplier list.
Below are the retail shops providing leather tools and materials like wax threads, leather knives, dye colors, zipper, punching tool etc – in-short everything related to the leather craft and accessories. Some of the shops mentioned below doesn’t accept credit or debit card so please make sure to carry cash if you wish to purchase here. I bought some UNITERS PRO, Leather Master edge colors, 0.6 mm wax threads, Zippers, Punching Tool, Dyes etc. I’m planning to do a post to introduce these tools with their quality suppliers from all around the world but till than you check out these Hong Kong retail shops with their email and Instagram page. They all respond to Insta messages so feel free to contact them.