Welcome to the Ethiopian Leather Industries Association website

Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA) is a nonprofit trade association of the leather industries businesses. ELIA works to enhance and improve the leather industries business climate by promoting export of leather, shoes and leather goods and garment, protecting the rights of members, and assisting businesses to improve.
ELIA was first founded in 1994 as the Ethiopian Tanners Association. In the year 2004 the name was changed to the Ethiopian Tanners, Footwear and Leather Products Manufacturing  Association to allow footwear and leather garments and articles full participation in the Association.

The name was again changed, as of January 2007 to the Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA). ELIA Incorporates Footwear, Leather Garments & Goods and Tanners operating in the country.


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Sector Information

Ethiopia’s leather industry benefits from the country’s status as the 10th largest livestock producer in the world, and the largest livestock population in Africa, with approximately 98 million cattle, sheep and goats. The country has a rich tradition of turning hides and skins into finely crafted products that are marketed worldwide. Read more...


Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA)
Tel: +251-11-5156144, 5506043 - Fax +251-11-5508935
P.O. Box: 12898 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
E-mail: elia@elia.org.et

Website: - http://www.elia-aalf.com