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Consumer Information

The UK Leather Federation has a range of downloadable resources available for promotional and educational purposes.


How many people work in the leather industry? (Infographic)


How a leather product is made (Infographic)



Behind the factory Gates: CF Stead’s Tannery, Leeds

Discover the story behind the Leeds factory that we go to source some of our finest and most unusual leathers, Charles F Stead of Leeds. In this video, we explore the factory (one of the last remaining tanneries in the region) and the processes they use to craft the beautiful and tactile materials that we use in our footwear.

Charles F. Stead on their Historic Work with Clarks Originals | Highsnobiety

In celebration of the Desert Boot’s 65th anniversary, we teamed up with Clarks Originals and headed over to Leeds-based tannery Charles F. Stead to learn more about the duo’s historic working relationship.

Leather Naturally Video (English dubbed)

An exploration of modern leather manufacturing and its position as a responsible employer and producer of a sustainable, long lasting material.

Leather is my job!

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.

How is a leather product made?

Your leather shoes, bag and even couch, they all contain leather. But how is this leather made?

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