About us

The Croatian Leather and Footwear Society is a voluntary professional society of business-capable Croatian citizens and legal entities situated in the Republic of Croatia. Foreigners or foreign legal entities can be members of the Society. The Society acts on the territory of the Republic of Croatia. The Society’s actions are public. The public work is carried out by informing the Society members and all interested media. The Society was founded in 1952 in Zagreb.

Society goals:

  • to gather workers and experts of the leather-processing industry with the purpose of launching initiatives to develop professional and creative incentives to improve the organization of work and technological processes in the production of leather, fur, footwear and leather goods.
  • to gather all employees and experts for marketing activities of interest in this field.

Four important areas of the Society main activities

  1. The Journal Leather & Footwear
  2. Website
  3. Support in the education of individuals involved in this profession
  4. Collaboration and constant maintenance of contacts between the Society members and state and other institutions

The Journal Leather & Footwear has obtained an appropriate affirmation in the area of informing our readers about the most important events related to this profession and has become recognized in this region as the best publication in the field of leather and footwear. As an informative-educational journal, covering to lesser extent the fashion field as well, it gives the opportunity primarily to our members, to place the most important information about their own production, the range of their products and possible marketing (ads, reports). The Journal website has provided a significant increase in the number of readers, which can bring even greater benefits to advertisers.

The website has been changed and modernized providing a wide range of opportunities for all members and professionals to present their activities and products, or to showcase expert topics from our branch. Also current domestic and international news or activities in field can be presented.

The Croatian Leather and Footwear Society cooperates well with the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology and actively participates in assisting with the organization of studies by informing the manufacturing companies about the educational possibilities. The role of the Society is particularly significant in the study programme of Design and Footwear Technology at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology concerning the study unit in Varaždin.

This cooperation is needed to achieve the exchange of information relevant to market success, and support in the economy. Constant activity is important for creating a database of statistics and an address book.

Management

Jadranka Akalović

President

University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Zenun Skenderi

Secretary

University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Dubravko Rogale

Member

University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Marija Čališ

Member

School of fashion and design, Zagreb

Ivana Hajduković

Member

Borovo d.d., Vukovar

Supervisory board

Darko Puzek

President

Benefit promet d.o.o., Karlovac

Snježana Dominić

Member

Meiso d.d., Goričan

Božidar Ledinko

Member

Galko d.o.o., Mali Vukovec

Society boards

The Croatian Leather and Footwear Society currently has four active boards, through which the Society acts in agreement and cooperation with its members.

Development and technology board


President:

Darko Ujević – University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology


Members:

Branka Vojnović – University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Suzana Kutnjak – University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Suzana Mihanović – University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Jasna Lozančić – Borovo d.d., Vukovar

Emica Vinko – University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Anita Zannotti Štulec – Postolarsko krojački i trgovački obrt ANITA, Zagreb

Miljenko Vuk – VUK LEATHER, Obrt za proizvodnju, Zagreb


Other participants are invited for meetings as needed

Staff board


President:

Anica Hursa Šajatović – University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology


Members:

Zlatko Rabik – Zlatna nit d.o.o., Slatina

Miroslav Mikulćić – Jelen Professional d.o.o., Čakovec

Marija Čališ – School of fashion and design, Zagreb


Other participants are invited for meetings as needed

Marketing and EU fund board


President:

Alica Grilec – University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology


Members:

Rušnov MarijaBorovo d.d., Vukovar

Franjo Benjak – University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology


Other participants are invited for meetings as needed

Website board


Members:

Budimir Mijović – University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Zenun Skenderi – University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology


Other participants are invited for meetings as needed

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