Pelt Widener

Minimum 8th pass

Preferably at least 2-3 years of relevant work experience

The tasks a Pelt Stretcher is expected to perform include:Stretching, or smoothening and stretching skins of dressed pelts

Pulling softened and greased pelts over fixed blade by hand to enlarge area and smooth texture of skin

Stretching pelt by feeding it through power-operated machine or by holding pelt flat on table with one hand and pulling it taut with other

Knowledge of finishing pelt by fluffing, beating, brushing and combing fur

Knowledge of stretching methodologies like clipping, etc.

Well-versed with stretching dimensions during the stretching process

Knowledge of different types of machineries and their functioning

Knowledge of the types of greases used for stretching

Knowledge of the blades of the machine

Proficient in the maintenance of the blades

Knowledge of preventive and breakdown maintenance of the machines

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Accuracy of work

Good vision

Depth perception


It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Factories usually work for 6 days a week for 8 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Being self-employed is an option. In this case,working hours and working days will be flexible

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, etc.

Occupational hazards include risk of injuring fingers and body, fatigue, respiratory problems, etc.

For freshers - INR 4,200 to INR 5,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 5,500 to INR 6,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current Trends and Future Growth of Leather Sector in India

The leather industry in India produces approximately 1,055 billion worth of leather in various forms. Out of this, 661 billion (62%) is consumed domestically and the remaining is exported (37%). This share of consumption and export is estimated to change and in 2020, India will account for 1.4 trillion (59.1%) worth of domestic consumption and earn 673 billion (40.9%) worth from exports. Organized retail is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25% to reach USD 200 billion by 2020.

Demand growth for leather goods is expected from footwear, bags, purses, furniture etc., all driven by the Indian consumption boom. Penetration of export markets is expected to rise in the wake of increased sourcing by global retail majors and luxury brands. Key segments for human resource development in the industry include finished leather, leather footwear and leather goods.

India is the second largest producer of leather garments after China. India produces diverse types of leather garments such as jackets, long coats, waistcoats/shirts, pant/shorts, etc., and goods and accessories made in India include trunks, suitcases, handbags, wallets, purses, leather belts, gloves, saddler and harness goods, etc. Leather garments manufacturing capacity is estimated to be 16 million pieces per annum and leather goods production capacity of approximately 63 million pieces annually.

The sector currently employs over 3.09 million employees and is slated to employ more than 6.8 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of approximately 3.7 million jobs in the nine-year period. The leather goods and garments segment currently employs 0.31 million people and is expected to employ 0.64 million people by 2020. This will result in an incremental growth of around 0.33 million jobs. All these factors will result in more job opportunities for Pelt Stretcher and other candidates applying for jobs in this sector across India.

Leather goods manufacturing factories across India

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Footwear Design & Development Institute, Noida

Central Footwear Training Institute, Chennai & Agra

Government Leather Technology College, Kolkata


Net Services India Pvt. Ltd.

IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd.

Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP)

KILT, Karnataka

Central Institute of Vocational Education

Mirams Training Services India Pvt. Ltd.