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Welcome to the HDS/L – The German Federal Association of the Footwear and Leather Goods Industry

Strenghthen Member-Companies.

HDS/L represents the manufacturing companies in the shoe and leather goods industry, the HDS/L actively advocates the business interests of its members towards political institutions and the public sphere.

Supporting Members.

We support our members in the fields of labour and collectiv bargaining law, fashion, press and public relations, sales promotion and marketing, education and training and participation in fairs and exhibitions.

Representing interests.

We are a competence network and a modern service provider, concentrate the many individual interests of our members and represent these in national and international committees.

News (available only in German)


Call for proposals: HDS/L Junior Award 2018

According to a long tradition the Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry awards creative students and young professionals for outstanding achievements. The winner of the HDS/L-Junior Award will receive up to 2,500 € of price money.

Our members