Leather is a durable and flexible material created by tanning animal rawhide and skins.
BLC Leather Technology Centre (United Kingdom): Membership based organization for the global leather industry. Technical support, collaborative research and environmental services. Education and training programs. Consulting services and employee recruitment.
CLIC. Cordwainers Leather Industries Centre (United Kingdom): Center for education and training in design, technology, production and management in the footwear, small goods, fashion and saddlery industries. Based in the Cordwainer College.
Cotance / Euroleather: The Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community (COTANCE) is the representative body of the European Leather Industry. Gathering almost all leather producers associations of the EU, connecting over 95% of European tanneries, it is an umbrella organisation with a Secretariat in Brussels and member associations in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, UK. COTANCE is a non-profit organization established in order to promote the interests of the European tanning industry at international level. Apart from representing European tanners and dressers, it also has the mission of promoting European leather both in the European and international markets.
IULTCS. International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (United Kingdom) World wide membership based organization of leather technologists and chemists societies, dedicated to scientific study and development of international methods for sampling and testing of leather, and materials associated with leather manufacture.
Leather Naturally promotes the use of globally-manufactured sustainable leather and seeks to inspire and inform designers, creators, and consumers about its beauty, quality and versatility. Leather Naturally’s members are tanneries, leather chemical manufacturers, machine manufacturers, service providers and brands.
LRI. Leather Research Institute (United States) Research, education and services to the US leather tanning and finished products industries. Information on types of leather, methods of tanning and leather history. Glossary of industry terms. Links to related sites.
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