Leather Garment Maker

Leather Garments

Leather Goods Maker

Leather Stitcher


Minimum 5th standard

Certified training for Stitcher (Leather Goods and Garments) (programme aligned to LSS/Q6101 released by Leather Sector Skill Council)

On-the-job training

The tasks a Stitcher (Leather Goods and Garments) is expected to perform include:

Sewing fabric, fur, leather and synthetic materials

Stitching design as per instructions given by thedesigning section

Creating intricate designs

Ensuring proper quality of products stitched

Knowledge of leather goods and garments

Working knowledge of equipment operating procedures

Skilled in different methods of stitching to ensure maximum usage and minimum wastage

Ability to identify various characteristics of leather like calf leather, sheep leather, cow leather, etc. and how they differ

Ability to follow manufacturer?s instructions

Ability to choose correct leather/non-leather parts

Skilled in techniques like running stitch, catch stitch, etc. suitable for stitching different types of leather

Proficient in setting up and adjusting machine control

Will be updated

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Motor skills

Perfect colour and distance vision

Basic numerical skills

Ability to focus for long hours

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not part of the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 9/10 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Legs (BL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

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

Health risks include exposure to adhesives, chemicals, etc.

Occupational hazards include accidents, fatigue, body ache, injury to the eyes, hands and fingers

For freshers -INR1,500 toINR2,000 per month

For candidates with 1 year of experience or more -INR2,500 toINR4,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current Scenario of Leather Industry in India1

India?s export of Leather Garments increased from US$ 426.17 million in 2008-09 to US$ 596.16 million in 2013-14, growing at a CAGR of 6.94%. India?s export of leather garments accounts for a share of 10.09% in India?s total leather trade of US$ 5908.82 million in 2013-14. India?s export of leather goods & accessories including gloves touched US$ 1351.50 million in 2013-14, holding a share of 22.87% in India?s total export of US$ 5908.82 million.

The Government of India had identified theLeather Sectoras aFocus Sectorin its Foreign Trade Policy 2004-09 in view of its immense potential for export growth prospects and employment generation.

Future Prospects and Latest Trends in Leather Sector in India

India?s export of leather garments projects to maintain a share of 11% in India?s total leather trade of US$ 7200 million in 2014-15, 12% in India?s total leather trade of US$ 9000 million in 2015-16, 13% in India?s total leather trade of US$ 10000 million in 2016-17.

Leather Garments Sectorin India is the 2nd largest producer in the world with an annual production capacity of 16 million pieces. It is the 3rd largest global exporter in the world that accounts for 10.43% share of India?s total leather export.

Leather Goods & Accessories Sector including Saddlery & Harnessis 5th largest global exporter. Annual production capacity is 63 million pieces of leather articles, 52 million pairs of industrial gloves & 12.50 million pieces of Harness & Saddlery items. This accounts for 23.44% share of India?s total export.

Leather goods factories across India

Leather garments factories across India

Job openings are available in cities across the country

Indian Institute of Leather Products (IILP)

KILT, Karnataka

Central Footwear Training Institute, Agra

Central Leather Research Institute


Net Services India Pvt Ltd

Central Institute of Vocational Education

IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd,