The process of leather garment production does not involve complex unit operations. The machinery and equipment required are simple, and the process required for such operations as preparation of designs and cutting to required sizes, sewing, pasting, button hole making, button fixing and other necessary operations. The specifications of leather garments to the export market are mainly related to the colour of the leather and its colour fastness, softness and resistance to moisture and cold. Other specifications like design and pattern for leather garment to be exported are, in most instances, provided by the buyer.
The pieces of leather that remain as by-products are highly needed by other industries as useful inputs. Bricks factories make use of the by-product as sources of energy for fired-furnaces. The by-products can also be used as inputs to micro and small scale industries. Thus, production of leather garments does not have negative impact on environment.