Leather producers in Eastern and Southern Africa have traditionally exported raw hides which have a limited value but a new design studio that opens today in Mombasa, Kenya promises to advance the leather market. Providing artisanal skills and fashion design expertise, the studio will boost the industry by opening up new business opportunities for the production of high-end leather goods.
The project aims to bring in a wide range of regional and international designers to help transform leather production. The leather industry in Eastern and Southern Africa is sizeable, providing employment to a large section of workers. Growth in the sector would be of significant economic benefit to a number of countries. Read More