Leather Industries in Kenya

Leather Industries of Kenya

Kenya strives to become an industrialized, middle-income country therefore, developing the Leather Industries in Kenya offers an opportunity for industrialization and diversification of exports, according to a new World Bank report.

Leather is used to make various goods including clothing ( shoes, hats, jackets, skirts, trousers and belts), bookbinding, leather wallpaper and as a furniture covering.

Uses of leather

Binding- Leather is often used to bind or finish books.

Clothing: Leather is used to make clothing including pants, skirts, raincoats and jackets.

Saddles: Leather is used to make horse hoof boots.

Footwear: Leather is used to make fashionable footwear including boots, shoes, slippers.

Furniture: Couches, chairs, recliners, and even automotive interiors are made from leather.

Gloves: Leather is used to make durable gloves used in work, in sports for example for footballs and baseball gloves.

Watches: Leather wrist watch straps are comon, as well as bangles and other jewelry.

Bags: Satchels, backpacks, wallets, and purses are all made from leather.

Leather Industries in Kenya – World Bank report

Leather Industries in Kenya is a significant area for development to increase competitiveness and boost exports and job creation, according to a new World Bank report Kenya is the third largest livestock holder in Africa, but a number of factors hinder the growth of its leather industry, the report notes

Leather Industries of Kenya – Employment in Kenya’s leather industry

Employment in Kenya’s leather industry is relatively low, with the informal sector accounting for 10,000 of the 14,000 workers

Leather Industries in Kenya

Leather Industries in Kenya

Leather Industries in Kenya

A comprehensive list of all leather industries in Kenya, their addresses (postal and physical), contacts (telephone and e-mail) and a link to the leather industries in Kenya websites.

Leather in Kenya –  Industries

    Leather Induetries in Kenya – Video


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