But things have changed drastically in a period of 10 years. Leather goods and garments have proved to be a big business world over and India is no exception to this trend. The major players in world leather market are; Hong Kong, Taiwan, Turkey, South Korea, Eastern European countries and countries from South America. India has a very low share in world leather market and Indians are trying to capitalize on huge human resources and availability of good and cheap leather to increase their world share.
Mostly, Indians prefer to export leather rather than put it into use in local markets. Mumbai, Chennai and Kanpur are the major manufacturing centers in India for leather garments. The Indian market is primarily based in north India because of climate and fashion conscious people. India has maintained international standards in leather garments manufacturing and most of the foreign tourists prefer to purchase from India because of low cost and better quality.