The Leather industry includes suppliers, manufacturers, and traders of leather products in all its form. Because of its excellent resistance to abrasion and wind, leather is used in products that need to stand up to the elements – including jackets, shoes, helmets, etc. The leather and allied product manufacturing industry comprises establishments that transform hides into leather by tanning or curing and fabricating the leather into products for final consumption. It also includes the manufacture of similar products from other materials, including products (except apparel) made from “leather substitutes” such as rubber, plastics, or textiles. “Leather substitute” products include rubber footwear, textile luggage, and plastics purses or wallets.
The Leather Industry in India, occupies a place of prominence in the Indian economy, in view of it massive potential for employment growth and exports. It is among the top ten foreign exchange earners for the country.
Feature of Leather Sector in India
- Employs 2.5 million persons.
- A large Part (nearly 60-65%) of the production is in the small /Cottage Sectors.
- Annual export value poised to touch about 2billion US dollars.
- Amongst top 8 export earners for India.
- Endowed with 10% of the world raw material and export constitutes about 2% of the world trade.
- Has Enormous potential for future growth.
- Very High value addition within the country.
- Leather sector is one the “Focus Sectors” under Foreign Trade Policy of the Govt.
- International Brands of UK, USA, Italy are sourcing their products from India.
India International Leather Fair (IILF) is a unique show dedicated to leather and leather products from India. The show has been attracting buyers and importers, in droves, from all over the globe. The fair is designed to be a focal point for sourcing leather and leather products from the Indian sub-continent.
India International Leather Fair (IILF) will have on display the entire range of raw materials relating to leather industry such as finished leather; shoe components – uppers, soles, heels, counters, lasts; machinery and equipment and chemicals.
Subscribe to Our Blog