Leather Bangladesh is an initiative of Leathergoods And Footwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association of Bangladesh (LFMEAB). It is the recognized trade body that represents most of the major export oriented manufacturers and exporters of leather goods and footwear in Bangladesh. LFMEAB being a proactive trade body guiding the sector by way of making strategic linkage, forging collaboration with relevant national and international institutes, materializing possible cooperation, mobilizing resources and playing a key role in advancing sustainable growth of the nation, through policy advocacy, research and innovative industry specific services.
LFMEAB has continuously been leading initiatives to support for the development of the SME clusters and value chain through quality improvement, skill development, financial management improvement, and process development, etc. LFMEAB in partnership with Centre of Excellence for Leather Skill Bangladesh (COEL), which is a dedicated skills and service solution center, catering demand and needs of the industry. It has already developed two Common Facility Centre (CFCs). The association has also undertaken a programme to implement Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and Eco-labelling schemes, which aims to establish Bangladesh as one of the leading sustainable sourcing destination in global supply chain.