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Our Vission

To be the premier association spearheading the emergence of the Ethiopian leather industry as a key global player representative of its members who are producing and exporting first choice leather and leather products.

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Our Mission

Contribute to the development of an enabling business environment and service provision such as advocacy, trade and technology transfer facilitation to its members for the sustainable development of the Ethiopian leather sector.

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What We Do

Promoting export of leather, shoes and leather goods and garment, protecting the rights of members, and assisting businesses to improve.

About Us

Ethiopian Leather Industries Association : ELIA

Ethiopian Leather industries Association: A sectoral/trade association of more than 191 leather manufacturing industries in Ethiopian. ELIA is working to enhance (building up) the capacity of the leather industries with the highest manufacturing capacity and the entire business climate. So that; the leather industries will produces a diversified, global competitive, environmentally friendly product and significantly contributing for improving the living standard of the people.

ELIA was first established in 1994 as the Ethiopian Tanners Association. In 2004 the name was changed to the Ethiopian Tanners, Footwear and Leather Products Manufacturing Association to allow footwear and leather garments and goods full participation in the Association.

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Leather

Manufacturing

Industries

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MDG's and Manufacturing Leather Products

Incorporates Leather Manufacturing affiliate companies.

promoting export of leather, shoes and leather goods and garment, protecting the rights of members, and assisting businesses to improve

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Goal 3: Good health & well-being

We aim to make sure leather manufacturers are able to understand, manage and implement chemical management systems, to ensure restricted substance lists are adhered to.

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Clean water & sanitation

We assess leather manufacturers on their water consumption and treatment and disposal of wastewater, with the aim of increasing water usage efficiency and reducing pollution.

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Responsible production

Leather manufacturers are encourage to efficiently manage their chemical, water and energy usage. Brands and retailers are also encouraged to source their materials responsibly.

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Life below water

We assess leather manufacturers on their use of hazardous chemicals and endorses the ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL) for leather. We also monitor the volume, composition, and final discharge location of a facility’s wastewater.

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Life on land

ELIA is working collaboratively with NGO partners to find a solution to deforestation exposure within the global value chain.

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Partnerships for the goals

ELIA itself is a collaboration of many stakeholders across different sectors of the leather industry. We also collaborate with a range of organizations on different issues with relevance to the purpose of the group and the needs of its members.

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Ethiopian Lether Industries Association

Why Choose Us!

Why You Should Choose Ethiopian Leather. Learn More About Us!

Ethiopia’s leather and leather product sector already produce a range of products from semi-processed leather in various forms to processed leathers including shoe uppers, leather garments, stitched upholstery, backpacks, purses, industrial gloves and finished leather.

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Livestock potential

Ethiopia is home to the largest population of cattle in Africa and the 10th largest in the world.

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Livestock Master Plan

A national Livestock Master Plan is prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture and implemented by the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA).

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Opportunity for investors

As one of the government’s priority sectors, investors in leather enjoy incentives including duty exemptions on capital goods and construction materials, and five-plus years of an income tax holiday.

What We Do

Visit Our Latest Projects And Our Innovative Works

Opening new possibilities of leather

The Ethiopian Highland Leather Project is an industrial project to promote exports from Ethiopia by adding value to Ethiopian sheep leather. World’s highest quality sheep leather, from the mystical highlands of Ethiopia. The world’s highest quality sheep leather made from a special type of hair sheep bred in the mystical Ethiopian highlands, and neatly finished by experienced craftsmanship of Ethiopian tanners.

Light, Thin and Soft Leather

Strong and Durable Leather

Superior Quality Leather

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Africa's biggest and most important international exhibition

The trade show organizing by The Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) from the first edition in 2008 up to 12th successfully. AALF brings together tanners, footwear and other leather goods manufacturers, in addition of equipment and technology suppliers, chemical and inputs suppliers, manpower training institutions, trade promotion organizations, etc from all over the world.

Your Gateway To Introduce Your Products

Meet International Industry Players

Build Long-Term Partnerships

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ELDSC is a significant player in the Ethiopian leather industry.

ELDSC aims to enhance the Ethiopian leather industry by building up the leather industrial sector with the highest manufacturing capability in Africa. Its vision is to create a diversified, globally competitive, environmentally friendly industry capable of significantly improving the living standards of the Ethiopian people by the year 2025.

Eco-Friendly Practices

Resource Management

Collaboration and Awareness

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Create the world's largest free trade area and Change on African economies

Ethiopia in January 2012 which adopted the decision to establish an African Continental Free Trade Area and the Action Plan for Boosting intra African trade as a key initiatives whose implementation would promote socio-economic growth development, bring transformative change and tremendous opportunity to African economies.

Increase Employement

Increase Incomes

Expand Opportunities

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Buy Quality Products Here

Building up the leather industrial Sector with the highest manufacturing capability in Africa which is diversified, globally Competitive, environmentally friendly, and capable of significantly improving the living Standards of the Ethiopian people.

We’ve come a long way, so we know exactly which direction to take when supplying you with high quality yet budget friendly products. We offer all of this while providing excellent customer service and friendly support.

Selling Authentic Leather Products

Own Quality Handmade Leather Goods

The Premier E-Commerce Destination

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194 Leather Manufacturing Companies

Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) is a nonprofit trade association of the leather industries businesses. ELIA works to enhance and improve the leather industries business climate by promoting export of leather, shoes and leather goods and garment, protecting the rights of members, and assisting businesses to improve.

Natural Qualities of Clarity

Flexibility & Strength

Thickness & Compact Texture

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Appointment

Make An Appointment To Discuss About A Project

Shop our collection of fine leather bags, wallets, other leather goods from manufacturers. In addition make contact with equipment and technology suppliers, chemical and inputs suppliers, manpower training institutions, trade promotion organizations, etc from all over the world.

Call Us Now

+251-115-156144

Mail Us Now

info@eliaet.com

Development Partners & Government Offices

We Collaborate and Work with Organizations

We collaborate and work with a range of organizations on different issues with relevance to the purpose of the group and the needs of its members.