Leather Designing

[td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”SUMMARY” header_color=”#e88f1b” separator=”” tdc_css=””]Leather Designing is one of the most rapidly growing fields within the umbrella field of Fashion Designing in India. Leather goods manufactured in India, such as bags, shoes and belts are in high demand in India as well as in the international market. These are, hence, extensively exported. Designing products using leather is a challenging task, and hence an individual aiming to make this their career must take care of their health and also be high on stamina, as their job requires a lot of physical work.[/td_block_text_with_title][td_block_text_with_title custom_title=”WHAT ALL CAN I DO?” header_color=”#e88f1b”][/td_block_text_with_title]

Apparel Manufacturers

Leather designers work in apparel manufacturing industry to amalgamate accessories like leather belts, shoes and bags that best suit the garment and complete the look.

Apparel Wholesalers

Leather designers tie up with wholesalers to mass produce/ mass retail their products. They design a variety of accessories that pair up with garments to complete the look.

Television and Film Industry

Celebrated leather designers work in the film and television industry to design and create custom pieces for actors and actresses playing various roles. They study the plot of the film and understand the characters.

Leather accessory designing

Accessory designers specializing in leather accessories make use of leather to design and then create designs that complement garments. This is a relatively new take in accessory designing and often encompass belts and bands.

Chemical Industry

Leather designers work in the chemical industry in research and development to understand and innovate leather products.

Engineering Industry

Leather designers work in engineering sector to design components that find use in engineering and manufacturing context.

Freelance leather designing

Freelancers in leather designing either create their own brand of accessories or take up projects independently with other designers to design and create pieces that complement the apparel to be worn with it.

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Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Pass Class XII in Science Stream Pursue B.Sc. Fashion Designing/ B. Des. Leather Design/ B. Tech in Leather Technology for 3- 4 years Pursue M. Des. (Master of Design)/ M. Tech in Leather Technology for 2 years
Path 2
Pass Class XII in Science Stream Pursue Diploma in Leather Designing/ Diploma in Leather Goods and Accessories Design for 1 year Pursue PG Diploma in Leather Goods & Accessories Design
Path 3
Pass Class XII in Science Stream Pursue B.Sc. Fashion Designing/ B. Des. Leather Design/ B. Tech in Leather Technology for 3- 4 years Study Abroad and Pursue Footwear Pattern Making and Prototyping Course/ Footwear Collection Design and Development Course/ Masters in Fashion Design/ PG Diploma in footwear science for 1- 2 years

Important Facts

  • Opting for Chemistry in class 12 is favourable.
  • Practical and industrial experience is a must. This can be achieved via internships or upon getting a job.

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  • Designing leather products or cloth either on paper or computer
  • Manufacturing of the final product as designed through various steps like cutting, colouring, stitching, polishing, etc
  • Collecting and examining leather samples
  • Managing and coordinating with the production of designs/ products
  • Staying abreast of the latest trends or fashion, product and techniques
  • Meeting and consulting clients and dealers to discuss orders
  • Working within the budget defined by client/ organization
  • Supervise workers and staff in the team


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