The Leather industry in India accounts for around 13% of the world’s leather production

US$ 1.8 bn

Footwear Exports

US$ 583.63 mn

Leather garments exports

4.42 mn

People employed

US$ 378.87 mn

Raw hides and finished leather exports

US$ 4.03 bn

Exports of leather, footwear and leather products in 2020-21

US$ 222 mn

FDI in Leather, Leather Goods, and Pickers from April 2000 to March 2022

100%

FDI allowed under automatic route

Tanning

India has a strong, diverse and sustainable leather tanning base.

+1,000

leather and leather products exporting companies in India.

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion

011-23061222

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Formulation and implementation of industrial policy and strategies for industrial development in conformity with the development needs and national objectives.

Central Leather Research Institute

044-24910897 / 24910846

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CLRI, today, is a central hub in Indian leather sector with direct roles in education, research, training, testing, designing, forecasting, planning, social empowerment and leading in science and technology relating to leather.

Council for Leather Exports

+91- 44- 28594367

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CLE is the single largest and apex trade promotion organisation of the strong and rapidly growing Indian leather & leather products industry.

Footwear Design and Development Institute

0120-4818400

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To Develop Human Resources within the country by imparting appropriate knowledge and skills to promote the rapid growth of footwear and allied industry in the country.

National Institute of Fashion Technology

+91-11-26542000

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NIFT is the pioneering institute of fashion education in the country.

Central Footwear Training Institute

044-22501529

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To train personnel in footwear technology as per the requirements of the trade and industry.

investment opportunities

  • Leather footwear and accessories clusters
  • Leather technology and best practices exchange
  • Training and skill development in the sector
  • Raw and processed leather and products export

key investors

India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive and capital establishments

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India has a well-oiled enterprise promoting machinery that is backed by strong legislative, judiciary, executive, and capital establishments

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