An engaging animation from Leather UK that explains where leather comes from.
An insight into the craft of vegetable tanning in a Tuscan tannery.
The long and labour-intensive manufacturing process of cordovan shells from Toscana, Italy.
The Arzignano region has over 250 tanneries, this detailed video explains the leather manufaturing process from start to finish.
Hermann Oak was established in 1881, this video takes a tour of its tannery in St Louis, Missouri and explains the history and process of its traditionally vegetable tanned leathers.
Conceria Tempesti is one of the best known vegetable leather tanneries, learn how they make their distinctive product (Italian language).
An overview of the Italian leather-making industry.
Horween leather is famous for the quality of its vegetable tanned leathers, this overview looks at why bag brand Libero Ferrero specifies it for their line.
A tour of the Joh. Rendenbach Tannery by Hanns Redenbach. This four-generation company has been creating traditional, oak bark tanned, leather for over a century.
Different qualities of leather explained.
A detailed look at making leather, slanted towards the upholstery industry. It is especially useful for demonstrating different finishing techniques.
A short animation looking at the leather industry in Brazil.
A project looking at sustainability within the Italian leather industry.
Video showing the operations and sustainability project at DANI, founded as a family-run tannery in 1950 and now employing over 1,000 people around the world.
Production at the TanTec Saigon tannery demonstrating its responsible leather production and focus on renwable energy.
UNIC Sustainability report 2017.
Brazilian Leather showcases designers and leather makers explaining why leather is special for them
Easy to understand animation from Brazilian leather on the industry including environmental and economic facts
An interview with vegetarian Ana Maria Vasconcelos of the company Belcinto in which she explains why she sees no contradiction in using leather and looking at how they create sustainable products that last a lifetime.
Fusing the experience of fashion and music, Blackmeans hand-ages its leather jackets for truly individual style
Inspirational video in which experienced artisans restore and repair leather bags.
Catch the news story of the diamond Birkin bag that sold for over $300,000 at auction
Designer Savannah Yarborough, makes bespoke leather jackets with a rugged individualism
In a small workshop in Florence, Saskia Wittmer crafts leather shoes that are as unique as each customer. Watch the craft in every process.
Christian Louboutin's trademark red-bottomed shoes have become iconic, but why do they cost hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars?
Yuya Hasegawa, winner of the World Championships in Shoe Shining breaks down the steps in obtaining the perfect mirror shine
Goodyear welting and other shoe-making methods clearly explained.
The first new shoe factory to open in Northampton in 100 years. Watch how the leather is cut and utilised then see the whole shoe making process.
Fascinating insight to the craft of making ballet shoes.
So much complexity, including hand-stitching goes into making baseballs for the MLB.
Inside the process of making NFL fotballs.
Watch leather cricket balls being made at the Kookabura factory
University College Cork archaeologist, Dr Ron Pinhasi, and a team of international archaeologists discovered the world's oldest leather shoe in a cave in Armenia. Understand its place in history and hear how it was made.