Stories from the field

Day 2015-08-26

Tabitha Black-Lock – Blog 2: The Skins of Bangladesh: Leather Industry in Dhaka

The leather industry is one of the oldest industries in Bangladesh, and is known worldwide for producing high quality leather. The processing of leather and manufacturing of leather products helps feed the growing international thirst for low priced, high quality leather goods. After hearing about the local leather industry, I was curious to learn more about the large production of animal hide in this context. Thanks to a local friend, I was able to visit the leather tannery district and a leather footwear factory. In this blog, I address the environmental and health issues associated with the leather tanneries and plans for a potential industry relocation. I will also talk about the leather industry in general and the manufacturing of leather goods. 


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