We work with numerous businesses and organisations throughout the country to help promote and support the UK Leather industry. This area of our website is dedicated to promoting how leather and leather goods are made, dispelling myths, signposting to those we work with as well as highlighting the diverse opportunities available to people of all ages.
As part of the EC-funded ‘Leather is my Job! 2’ project, the UK Leather Federation recently commissioned the University of Northampton to make a video promoting careers in the leather industry. What’s surprising is the diversity in opportunities available and how most people stumble into the leather industry rather than cutting a clear career path from the onset. Let’s hope we can inspire others to join our fascinating and dynamic industry.
Thanks to the BBC’s Countryfile programme, we can showcase one of our member’s JF & J Baker, who are the last remaining oak bark tannery in the UK. Here Helen Skelton learns about the tanning process making leather from cattle hides, a by-product of the meat industry.