About us

The Croation Leather & Footwear Society is a voluntary scientific professional association 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:

  • gathering of all employees and experts of the leather-processing branch with the purpose of launching an initiative to develop scientific-professional and creative potential for improving the work organization and technological processes in the production of leather, fur, fashion and functional footwear and leather goods.
  • gathering of all scientific employees and experts for scientific and marketing activities of interest to the branch and the entire sector – Fashion, textiles and leather.

WE HIGHLIGHT THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT AREAS IN WHICH THE SOCIETY CURRENTLY OPERATES

  1. The Journal Leather & Footwear
    The Journal Leather & Footwear is a scientific-professional journal owned by the Society and the only journal that has been published for over 70 years (since 1952) in the field of leather and footwear with an emphasis on the development of topics related to digitization, innovative approach in production, textile materials and environmental protection. The journal has become recognized as the best information media for the most important events in the field and field issues.
    As a scientific-professional journal, but also informative, and sometimes fashion related, it offers the possibility of placing the most important information about production, assortment and market offer (advertisements, reports). The new journal website and its electronic edition increased the number of readers significantly, which brings even greater benefits to our advertisers.
  2. The Croatian Leather & Footwear Society website
    The new and updated website provides all the members and experts in the sector wide opportunities and an actual representation of activities concerning scientific, educational and professional topics from our branch/field, as well as current national and international news from our sector.
  3. Assistance in the education of personnel for our branch within the sector
    The Croatian Leather & Footwear Society cooperates very good with the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology and is actively involved in the organization of its study, by informing the production companies about the study opportunities. The role of the Society is particularly significant in the Study Unit Varaždin of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, where it is possible to educate high level experts through full-time undergraduate professional study.
    The undergraduate professional study lasts 6 semesters. Upon its completion, one obtains at least 180 ECTS points and the title of Bachelor of Textile Technology Engineer, Bachelor of Apparel Technology Engineer, Bachelor of Footwear Technology Engineer and Bachelor of Footwear Design Engineer. Upon completion of the undergraduate professional study, it is possible to transfer to the graduate university study by passing the differential exams.
  4. Collaboration and staying in touch with contacts and members of the Society as well as state institutions, scientific-educational and other institutions
    This type of collaboration is necessary for gaining new knowledge and skills, exchanging information essential for success on the labor market, adapting current changes in the economy and to the EU market. Additionally the collaboration results in the organization and sponsoring of scientific and professional symposiums, professional trainings and informing the members and the public about the current events and the development of the sector. There is a continuous activity to create a statistical database and an address book as well./li>

MANAGEMENT

President:

Sanja Ercegović Ražić

University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Vice President:

Jadranka Akalović

University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Secretary:

Franka Žuvela Bošnjak

University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Member:

Ivana Hajduković

Borovo d.d., Vukovar

Danijela Pustahija Musulin

Agency for vocational education and adult education

SUPERVISORY BOARD

President:

Kristina Maršić

University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Members:

Snježana Dominić

Zenun Skenderi

University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

SOCIETY BOARDS

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

Development and technology board

President:

Ime i prezime predsjednice

Members:

Branka Vojnović

University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Suzana Mihanović

Psunj Tvornica kože d.o.o.

Kristina Plišo Rubić

Jelen d.d. Čakovec

Jasna Lozančić

Borovo d.d., Vukovar

Petra Ivaštanin

Koko, obrt za proizvodnju i usluge

Jagoda Divić

HGK

*Other participants are invited for meetings as needed

Staff board

President:

Suzana Kutnjak Mravlinčić

University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Members:

Marija Čališ

School of fashion and design, Zagreb

Zlatko Rabik

Zlatna nit d.o.o. Slatina

*Other participants are invited for meetings as needed

Marketing and EU fund board

President:

Maja Stracenski Kalauz

University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

Members:

Emili Ema Sedlar

University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

*Other participants are invited for meetings as needed