Organisation profile

Organisation profile

“We are delighted to have moved to the new ICLT centre at the University’s newly built Waterside campus, located in the heart of Northampton.  Welcoming students to our tannery, laboratories and teaching facilities, we are proud to deliver world class leather education and research, supporting the global leather industry”

R Garwood – Director, ICLT

What is the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT)?

The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) is a unique research and education centre. Our research responds to the scientific and technological needs of the automotive, fashion, footwear and allied leather industries.

Understanding new and traditional leather processing techniques expands the possibilities of how leather can be used. Our research programme has an impact on diverse sectors, including medical and technological applications. The partnerships that we have also take leather developments into engineering, media and fashion.

Working with ICLT

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External partners

The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers

The Company has supported the leather provision with us for many years.

The Leather Conservation Centre

The Centre engages in training and research into improved methods of leather conservation.

The National Leather Collection (NLC)

The unique focus on leather makes it a valued resource for aesthetic, technological and design studies.

The University of Leicester

There is a collaboration with ICLT to develop novel chemistries coming out of their research programme for application to the leather industry.


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