Kurds to wear own shoes
Leather factory to be established in Kurdistan
slaughtered. Adding this number to that of Sulaimaniya and Duhok, shows that there is abundant raw material available in the region to supply this factory.
Erbil Modern Slaughterhouse uses an advanced machine to remove the skin of the slaughtered animals without damaging the skin, something that is promising for Yilmaz.
Currently the animal skins are exported to neighboring countries due to the fact that there is no leather industry in the region.
“Animal skin is mainly exported to Turkey,” says Zanim Ismail, a local skin trader. “Recently we have started to export it to Baghdad as well.”
Yilmaz vows to supply the demand of the whole region in shoes and leather products and is further planning to export to other markets in the country.
Half finished shoes lined up in a shoe factory.