Leather goods are defined by the U.S. Conference of Commerce as any item made of leather, percale, or goat skin that may be utilized for furniture, apparel, bedding, etc. The leather industry is an international multi-billion dollar manufacturing industry which produces the finished, processed, and manufactured leather goods used to create leather goods. Animal skins are also utilized in the production of leather. The skins, while well cared for and treated gently, are an eco-friendly, renewable source.
Today, most leather goods produced are for the personal use of individuals. Shoes, belts, hats, purses, wallets, belts, dresses, skirts, dresses, and tops are some of the most common leather goods which are designed to be worn and enjoyed rather than simply stored vi nam ca sau. The leather industry has greatly expanded into various categories like ladies leather shoes, children’s shoes, men’s leather shoes, ladies’ boots, baby leather goods, work boots, sports shoes, work wear, high fashion leather goods, luxury leather goods, military leather goods, leather beds, children’s leather beds, luggage, work horse leather goods, automobile leather goods, marine leather goods, work horse leather goods, motorcycle leather goods, and motorcycle leather goods. Leather manufacturers primarily depend on the animal skins which are obtained from cows, oxen, and chickens.
In order to make leather goods, an animal must be prepared for this purpose. Cattle, horses, deer, elk, buffalo, and many others can be used as sources of leather. Other hides commonly used by leather manufacturers are cowhide, sheepskin, snake, lizard, cowhide pads, ostrich skins, horse hides, elk and mule skins, crocodile, stingray skins, turtle skins, cow hide, hare skins, cow hide pads, ostrich feathers, lizard skins, elephant skins, tortoise shells, and other kinds of skins. The leather is then processed into several kinds of leather goods such as wallets, handbags, purses, wallets & handbags, belts, shoes, boots, helmets, gloves, coats, and other leather products.
The leather industry produces shoes, bags, belts, furniture covers, furniture, bedding, jackets, caps, gowns, car upholstery, bathing suits, body care products, belts & buckles, eyewear, watches, and computer equipment. It is one of the most flourishing industries in India with millions of people engaged in its various fields of production. It is also a great platform for Indian businessmen who are constantly involved in the leather goods manufacturing business. As far as the global market is concerned, India is the largest leather exporter in the world. Statistics have shown that the leather industry contributes about 18% of the overall Indian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at current prices.
The export value of leather goods has gone up over the years due to a lot of factors. One is because of the global economic crisis, which resulted in a fall in the prices of the raw hides required for the production of leather goods. Another factor is that India became an emerging consumer market for leather goods a few years back and this increased the demand for leather goods worldwide. Another reason is that the Indian government encouraged the growth of the leather industry by giving tax breaks and other subsidies.
Though the leather industry employs thousands of workers in different fields, it is also fairly profitable. According to some studies, about sixty to seventy percent of the total output is produced from the hides. The hides can be tanned in Indian or overseas tanneries but the quality of leather products produced from Indian and overseas hides is not same. Apart from that, the price of leather products depends upon the grade of hides, whether they are pre-finished or unfinished. Some leathers are even prepared by using artificial oils which further enhance their beauty and durability.