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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

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.
Specialist for the supply of hides and skins from New Zealand and Europe.
Forestal Mimosa
Suppliers of premium African Mimosa extracts
Halo Touch
High quality, vintage inspired leathers.

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.

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
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.

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

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

'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.

Headquartered in Wollsdorf, Austria. Leather manufacture for the automotive industry and specialist in upholstery leather, aircraft leather and leather clothing.
Zschimmer & Schwarz
Founded in 1894, development, manufacture and delivery of tailor-made chemical auxiliaries for the leather industry and others.