Worldwide, leather is one of the most widely traded commodity. The demand for leather is largely derived by the fashion industry, especially footwear. Leather footwear market comprises companies engaged in producing footwear made of leather material.
The global leather footwear market was valued at $238.9 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest geographic region accounting for $87.8 billion or 36.7% of the global market. USA was the largest country accounting for $52.9 billion or 22.1% of the global leather footwear market.
One of the major trend in the leather footwear is the use of leather alternatives that do not involve any killing of animals. These alternatives are mainly derivative of the plant based family with earthy options of fruit, palm, mushroom or pineapple. For instance, Muskin, made from mushroom skins, provides an better alternative to leather. It is soft, durable, breathable and anti-bacterial which is tanned using an all-natural, non-chemical process. Also, Pinatex, made from the pineapple leaves is a byproduct of agricultural pineapple farming which requires no extra water, pesticides or fertilizers.
The companies covered are Caleres, Adidas, Nike, Reebok, and Puma.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
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