The below details our education partnerships associated with leather. It does not include our considerable support to other higher education  – to read more about those education partnerships please visit the page by clicking here.


The Leathersellers’ Company are proud to have a very long history of support for the University of Northampton. The University is home to the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) as part of the facilities offered at the Waterside Campus, the International Leather Centre. Current funding includes scholarships to study leather technology, programmes to increase the profile of the UK leather industry and awards and activities to encourage fashion students to experiment with leather.

A leader in fashion design, media and business education, the London College of Fashion have been nurturing creative talent for over a century. The Company is supporting the development of leather-working skills by funding leather master-classes for footwear and accessories students, industry visits, and Leathersellers’ awards. In 2022, the College will move to a single site as part of the Cultural and Education District on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.

The LCoF have produced a film that celebrates the support of the London Livery Companies which you can see here.

Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art is the world’s oldest art & design university ranked number one in the world. The College’s mission is to expand the frontiers of knowledge in art & design through innovative research, teaching & knowledge exchange. The Leathersellers’ Company has recently provided funding for 2020-21 to give two students with scholarships as well as a contribution towards the purchase of leather for use during their studies of an MA programme at the School of Design.

The Leathersellers’ Company has been supporting DMU since 2011 to develop excellence in leather working through various initiatives, to substantially raise the aspirations and craftsmanship of avant-garde and creative commercially viable collections produced by Fashion and Textiles specialists within that Department. Student collections with leather show pieces are show-cased through high-profile external events such as the Graduate Fashion week and Contour catwalks.  The Leathersellers’ Award is given to students across fashion, textiles, art, design and architecture subjects for products using leather.