Leather and Shoes Cluster is one of five clusters that receive support from Private Sector Development cluster Project (PSDCP) Implemented by Ministry of National Economy in partnership with Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (FPCCIA) with funding from French Development Agency.
Leather and Shoes Cluster started with a core group member of 18 SMEs across the leather and shoes value chain in Hebron in 2013. Since then the cluster have expanded to include around 80 active members with inclusive representation for the whole value chain like tanneries, chemicals suppliers, accessories suppliers, Designers, Mold Makers, Sole makers, Last Makers, shoes Manufacturers, and retailers.
With support from PSDCP, a cluster manager have been recruited and hosted at the Hebron Chamber of Commerce as one of active supporting institutions for the Leather and Shoes Cluster, to animate cooperation between cluster members and concerned stakeholders through collective projects toward enhancing the cluster members’ competitiveness and market access as well.
The cluster strategy was scoped out using participative bottom up approach following to a long diagnosis study that carried out by the cluster manager