A South African Leather Research Institute – A Technical Feasibility

An investigative assessment was undertaken on behalf of The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) through Exotic Leather South Africa (ELSA) on the feasibility of the establishment of a proposed Leather Research Institute (LRI) in South Africa (SA).

During May 2016, representative companies including: leather tanneries, hides and skin traders, chemical suppliers, education/training providers, retailers, and industry associations/programme participants were interviewed and a wider membership contacted through a structured questionnaire.

The intention was to consult with the members of industry, trade, government departments, and agencies.

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