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A non-profit organisation established to promote the interests of the European tanning industry at international level. The official website for the European leather industry, hosts statistics, a tannery database and a range of informative articles and industry information.

Nothing to Hide
A collection of essays that explain different aspects of the science, technology and ecology that underpin the modern leather industry.

The Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists is a non-profit International Society serving the leather sector and dedicated to the future of the leather industry.

Tannery of the Future
Tannery of the Future is a sustainability checklist for tanneries and their buyers. Focusing on three major topics: business operations, the environment and workers’ rights, its completion will give tanneries or their buyers a useful insight into whether or not the tannery is future-proof and fit for production of sustainable leather. The tool can be downloaded free of charge.

Total Shoe Concept
Total Shoe Concept is the market place for the global footwear and leather industry, with an aim to connect footwear suppliers, manufacturers, designers and buyers around the world.

UK Leather Federation
Trade association for the UK leather industry.

Leather Naturally Members

A+B Hides GmbH & Co
A+B Hides is a merger of two medium-sized German hide wholeselling companies, each with more than 50 years of tradition and experience. A+B Hides collects fresh cattle hides in Germany and processes them under their own supervision in several production units spread over Germany. 

AI Topper
A third-generation family business spanning six decades, AI Topper has developed from its beginnings as a merchant trader of Raw Sheepskins and Hides in Australia, to its standing today as a market leader, handling all stages of production from Raw Salted Stocks through to Finished Leathers. 

APLF has dedicated 36 years to organising leather and fashion trade shows, attracting 60,000 visitors annually and providing the venue for first-rate business and networking amongst exhibitors, buyers and industry professionals.
Established in 1926, ARGOLANDA B.V. is a trading company based in Rotterdam that has a worldwide trade in buying and selling hides and skins.

Headquartered in Göppingen, Germany, Bader is a leading international maunfacturer of premium leather for the automotive industry with sites in nine countries on five continents producing finished leather, cutparts and leather seat covers for the major automotive manufacturers round the globe.

Bank Bros & Son Ltd
Based in Toronto, Canada and founded over 60 years ago, Bank Bros is a processor of USA and Canadian hides and skins.

Buckman brings proprietary chemicals, industry knowledge, and collaborative problem-solving to leather processors around the world in order to bring better quality leathers to market.

Casino Hide Tanners
Established in 1975, Casino Hide Tanners (CHT) was one of the first tanneries in Australia dedicated to the tanning of cattle hides for export. Over the years, additions to the tannery have made it one of the larger installations in Australia.

Conseil National du Cuir
Created in 1948, the National Leather Council is the inter-professional organisation of producers and users of leather and, by extension, all those involved in the production, use or retail of leather. Organised as a Confederation, it brings together 20 federations and professional unions from the French leather industry.

Durli Couros
Durli Leather Group was founded in 1960 and today is one of the main Brazilian wet blue and crust producers and exporters. It has six sites in Brazil and one site in Paraguay. 

Specialist for the supply of hides and skins from New Zealand and Europe.

FGL International
Figli di Guido Lapi (FGL International) was set up with the aim of producing auxiliary chemical tanning products with a high added value. It has over sixty years experience of creating technical solutions to improve the tanning process.

Forestal Mimosa
Suppliers of premium African Mimosa extracts

GSC Group
An Italian company located in the tanning area of Arzignano (VI), world capital of the industry sector, GSC Group develops and produces chemicals for different sectors of the tanning industry, including re-tanning, fatliquoring and finishing.

GST Autoleather
GST AutoLeather - GST / Seton / Cuinba has over 200 years of combined service to the automotive industry, offering innovative solutions and high quality product.

Halo Touch
High quality, vintage inspired leathers.

Harland M. Braun & Co
For over 60 years Harland M. Braun & Co. has been a leading supplier of high quality cattle hides and skins to tanners worldwide.

Established in 1891 and located in Wegberg, Germany. Makers of high quality leather exclusively from domestic raw material.
Heller Leder
Established in 1920, tanner and producer of fine leather for furniture and fast cars.

Since 1975, Hidenet has been  providing expert analysis and accurate leather prices giving leather industry professionals the crucial information they need.

The International Council of Hides, Skins and Leather Traders Association represents the interests of the hide, skins and leather trades of more than 30 countries and its principal objective is the promotion, development and protection of the international trade in raw hides, skins and leathers.

Headquartered in Germany, Incotec specialises in connectivity and is the creator of the TanWare® product portfolio that supports the leather industry in terms of process automation, measuring and dosing systems, machine controls and work flow demands.

ISA TanTec
Founded in 1995, Isa TanTec has four modern tanneries located in Vietnam, China, USA and Italy. Specialising in footwear leather, it is known for its LITE (Low Impact to The Environment) trademark leathers.

JBS Couros
JBS has a vertical structure from farms to leather, with a control of the supply chain and global distribution structure that results in sustainable and reliable practice.
Lamipel is a leading trader in wet-blue splits and hides as well as being the founding member of the International Leather Split Group.

Specialty chemical company with global reach and production.

Leather Industries of America, representing the American tanner and supplier since 1917.

Mimosa Extract Company
Suppliers of Mimosa extract from South Africa
National Beef
National Beef® is a leader and innovator in the Wet Blue Leather processing industry. From a secure source of premium cattle, its innovative processing and plant technology, and a commitment to environmental responsibility, it is proud to deliver a reliable supply of the premium Wet Blue Leather.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the VanDrie Group, Oukro focuses on the production of calf skin from its own chain for footwear and leathergoods. 

Prime Asia
Manufacturers of high quality lifestyle and sports inspired leathers for the global branded footwear, apparel and leather goods markets with facilities in China and Vietnam.
Established in England in 1826, specialists in technical and performance leathers for gloving and footwear with manufacturing of leather, leathergoods and gloves in the UK and Ethiopia.

Operating out of South America and Asia, Sadesa specialises in the production of bovine leather for footwear, leathergoods and upholstery.

Scottish Leather Group
Scottish Leather Group comprises four leather manufacturing companies and a technology company. They produce specialist leathers for automotive, aviation, marine, furniture, shoe and leathergoods.

Silvateam is a world leader in the production, commercialization, and sale of plant based extracts, tannins and their derivatives. Backed by the experience gained throughout their 160 years of history, it is committed to continuous improvement and focusing on quality and innovation with a focus on envrionmental conservation and the correct use of resources.

Smit & Zoon
Developer and producer of chemicals used in the manufacturing and finishing of leather for shoes, cars, furniture, clothes and bags.

Specialist in process chemicals for leather and other substrates for the automotive (and other transportation), industrial application, interior design, leisure & lifestyle and apparel & accessories industry.

Established in Germany in 1979 and specialising in the production of raw hides through wet blue and wet white to finished crust leather.
Established in 1948, specialist in the production of vegetable tanning extracts and black wattle wood chips.

Leading international supplier of a broad range of leather and leather working tools as well a being a resource for kits and teachning supplies.

Teh Chang
Teh Chang is focused on the manufacture of leathers for the global lifestyle and footwear markets. 

A global organisation specialising in chemicals for the leather industry with a focus on innovation and environmental best practice.

A global leader for quality leather chemicals and innovative technical expertise from beamhouse through to finishing

'Raising the world's expectations for how much good food can do." Operating in 130 countries, with a purpose to make great food and make a difference.

University of Northampton, Institue for Creative Leather Technologies
The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) is a unique centre embedded within the University of Northampton delivering world class leather education, professional training and innovative research projects, both large and small. The ICLT attracts students from around the globe, enrolling on undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctoral level programmes, all of whom are important in maintaining the skills sector with the value chain.
Headquartered in Wollsdorf, Austria. Leather manufacture for the automotive industry and specialist in upholstery leather, aircraft leather and leather clothing.

Wolverine Worldwide Leathers
Wolverine Leathers is the global leader of Performance Leather derived from pigskin and offers an array of performance features, colors, weights, and varieties. Wolverine Leathers specializes in working with designers, developers and sourcing specifiers to determine the best leathers to meet their footwear manufacturing requirements.

Zschimmer & Schwarz
Founded in 1894, development, manufacture and delivery of tailor-made chemical auxiliaries for the leather industry and others.