ITC Leather Guidebook now online

7 August 2006

A comprehensive guidebook about everything you might want to know about leather is now online. It has been created by the International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/Gatt), Geneva, and is an online open-content source of knowledge that aims to position itself, with the time, as a most comprehensive guide for the leather industry. It is based on the free participation of individuals and organisations around the world willing to share their experience and knowledge to develop a leather manual that covers both production and marketing subjects. There are sections on hides and skins (history, raw materials, flaying, preserving, grading, packing, protecting endangered species); hides and skins marketing (including payment, process and contracts); leather production (process by process); and leather marketing (payment, prices, contracts). The articles in this ebook have gone through professional validation in order to be as accurate and reliable as possible. However, they reflect the experience and know-how of the authors and, therefore, the Leather Guidebook cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of the information. At this stage, they recommend you to read the Leatherline Terms of Use. If you wish to contribute to the Leather Guidebook and are interested in providing your input (ie written articles that may include images, diagrams, formulae etc.) please first read the Disclaimer for contributors. []

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