International Leather Maker (ILM), the multi-platform digital media business for the tanning industry is the first organisation of it's kind to market survey the tanning sector on a regular basis. We hope that by completing the attached questionnaire you will be able to provide accurate information about the current status of the global market, the results of which will also help you run your business.

The questionnaire has been deliberately designed to only take five to ten minutes to complete. To know more about ILM please visit http://www.internationalleathermaker.com

Confidentiality guaranteed:
Each of the answers given below will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone else or published as an individual response. The answers will be published as part of a global questionnaire across the ILM platforms. Your data is secure and we promise that it will not be passed on to anyone.

All responses have to be submitted by Friday, 20th July , 2018 . The results will be published in the September-October edition of ILM. As a respondent we will make sure you see a copy.

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* 1. Which leather market segment(s) does your business operate in?

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* 2. How many separate leather-manufacturing units are in your business?

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* 3. How many employees are directly involved in leather making?

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* 4. What does your tannery process

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* 5. Which region(s) of the world do you manufacture leather in?

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* 6. Since the beginning of 2018 which of the following can best describe your business compared with the year before?

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* 7. Looking ahead. How optimistic are you about the future for the business in the next six to twelve months?

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* 8. Are you looking to invest in any of the following in the next six-twelve months?

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* 9. Looking ahead what are the main concerns for your business? You can choose more than one option.

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* 10. How easy is it for you to obtain finance and credit?

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* 11. Which of the following industry trade shows do you exhibit at?

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* 12. Will you be looking to employ more staff in the next six months?

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* 13. Are you concerned about declining raw material quality?

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* 14. Would you be prepared to pay more for higher quality raw materials if they were guaranteed?

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* 15. Do you think that raw material restrictions should be lifted to create a free-market of raw material supply?

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* 16. Which are your strongest markets for sales? Rank 1 as the strongest and 11 as the weakest. For example: North America 1., South East Asia 2. Etc.

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* 17. What are your fastest growing markets for new business? Rank 1 as the strongest and 11 as the weakest.

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* 18. Are you concerned about your customers sourcing other non-leather materials and textiles instead of genuine leather?

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* 19. What do you think will happen to finished leather prices over the next six months?

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* 20. Do you think that leather is increasingly coming under attack by NGOs and campaign groups (anti-leather, vegan groups) in the media and social media?

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* 21. Are your clients asking more questions about where you source your raw materials (hides/skins/tanned leather etc)?

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* 22. Do you think that the leather industry is doing a good enough job at marketing leather to the consumer?

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* 23. Is your company set up to sell leather online or via e-commerce platforms?

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* 24. Do you have any written comments to make? This is an optional question

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* 25. Would you like information about subscribing to

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this questionnaire. All responses have to be submitted by Friday, July 20th, 2018 at the latest. Your response will remain strictly confidential.

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