Membership of the Society runs from January to December
and the fees are as shown in the invoices provided under
Membership forms. Once payment has been received you would
receive six journals per year (any journal that you had
already missed for the current year would be sent to you).
Membership would begin from January of the current year,
and is mainly for people who are active/interested in the
leather industry. The advantages of belonging to the Society
are that you will be entitled to apply for Professional
Grading after a period of continuous membership. This allows
you, if you satisfy the requirements, to add qualification
letters behind your name and to add these to your curriculum
vitae as they are recognised throughout the industry. In
addition you gain access to a network of industry contacts
and all members are invited to our annual conference (where
you can meet these contacts).
in 2007 was the addition of the electronic form of the journal.
The electronic access will be most useful for those involved
in any form of research. Journals from 2002 to the current
issue are available on a searchable database. We have journals
back to the 1950s partly ready to add to the current journals
on line. Should articles from journals prior to 2002 be
required at this time these can be provided at a cost of
~£10.00 depending on the length of the article. The
article can be sent via email or the normal postal service.
Society also offers, at a special price to members, the
Official Methods of Analysis. This is a comprehensive description
of how leather and its related products are tested –
last amended in 2006. Also the Leather Technologists Pocket
Book which is a must for all those actively involved in
the leather industry.
the Society provides links to its members, to the American
Leather Chemists Association and the International Union
of Leather Technologists and Chemists.
however, you wish for a company membership then paying a
subscription to the Journal is more appropriate. If this
is the case then please ask for the subscription details
and these will be sent to you.