The latest news and insights from the Australian hide, skin, and leather industry.

The leather industry comes together to celebrate World Leather Day

Today, April 26, is World Leather Day and the global leather industry is coming together across social media to celebrate and shine a light on the material. The Australian Hide Skin and Leather Exporters Association (AHSLEA) is calling for recognition of the positive impact of natural materials such as leather on people, lives, and livelihoods…


Improving Traceability within the Leather Industry is Critical

Improving traceability within the leather industry is a critical step towards enhancing prices and meeting European standards. AHSLEA’S pilot traceability system supported by a government traceability grant program achieved a significant milestone by implementing an inline stamping and tracing system for cattle hides. Andrew Hassall, managing director of Geelong Leather and an Australian Hide Skin…


AHSLEA Unveils New Brand to Spotlight Environmental Leadership

In a strategic move to champion the competitive strengths of the Australian leather industry, the Australian Hide, Skin and Leather Exporters Association (AHSLEA) has embarked on a comprehensive website redevelopment and brand identity uplift. This initiative aims to highlight the industry’s environmental and sustainability credentials while promoting a modern and prominent image. As part of…



AHSLEA Set to Unveil Sustainable Future with New Framework

In a significant stride towards a sustainable future, the Australian Hide, Skin, and Leather Exporters Association (AHSLEA) has assembled an Industry Steering Group, comprising members across the industry spectrum. Their mission is to craft a comprehensive framework; a roadmap that will confirm the industry’s commitment to economic, social, and environmental responsibility. The initiative, titled the…



Installation, commissioning and operation of a pilot traceability system

In mid-2021 AHSLEA was successful in securing a grant under the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Traceability Grants Program Round 2 funding. The Traceability Grant awarded to AHSELA had four components: Design, purchase, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of stamping equipment at a pilot location (Geelong Leather, Culcairn). Data integration from the stamping equipment…


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