Historically, Leather UK has supported predominately tannery members with advice, promotional opportunities and representation. However the Leather UK Board have recognised the growing need to support the whole of the leather supply chain, from processing raw hides to producing leather goods, and all businesses that work intrinsically within the leather industry.
Leather UK welcomes membership applications from tanneries, leather finishers, leather merchants, service providers, manufacturers, leather goods producers, students and anyone else working within the leather sector. In 2016 Leather UK launched a five-year strategy to promote sustainable growth of the UK leather industry. This had significant effect on the sector, with additional impact made by Brexit, the climate crisis and COVID-19.
Our 2021 – 2026 strategy was launched in September 2021 and is available here.