International Glossary of Leather Terms
The International Glossary of leather terms has been prepared
by the International Council of Tanners to serve the needs of
the leather-producing industry, of all users of leather and
the public using leather throughout the world. Official versions
have been produced in five languages; English, French, German,
Italian and Spanish.
The scope of the Glossary is governed by the following principles:
The terms included are all of potential interest to tanners,
and/or their customers, and/or the general public.
Terms, the meaning of which is self-evident (eg. football
leather, upholstery leather etc.) are not included.
Processing terms are not included, except for a very few terms
which it was necessary to define in order to clarify the definition
of a type of leather.
Copies of the Glossary are available from the offices of
the ICT, priced at Swiss Francs CHF 50.00, plus postage –
normally Swiss Francs CHF 15.00.