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LASRA® conducts research on all aspects of leather production, from skin removal and preservation to advanced property enhancement for added value leathers.


Coming up with the right answers and best solutions to solve production problems demands a wide range of analytical tools, high orders of skill and versatility—plus the experience to put it all together.

Who we are

LASRA is the independent research association of the New Zealand hide, skin and leather processing industry. Its role is to guide and support the Industry’s vision for sustainably produced premium quality hides and skins for export through targeted research and technology transfer


The LASRA analytical laboratory is accredited worldwide (ILAC-MRA) for performing testing in accordance with ISO, EN, ASTM and other internationally recognised standards. LASRA acts as an information provider to industry and runs correspondence courses to assist in providing training in leather manufacturing technology.

Latest LASRA News

Modern Leather Making

17 Feb 2022

Are you a designer, artisan, craft person, student, new in the leather industry, working in...

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NZ skins and hides market bounces back in 2021

4 Feb 2022

2021 saw the New Zealand skins and hides market recover nearly 25% on 2020 to (NZD)254 million....

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Christmas New Year Shutdown

10 Dec 2021

To our valued Members and clients. Thank you all for your support in 2021! Just a reminder...

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