The leather sector is one of the important branches of traditional tanning, it contributes greatly to enrich the economic and social fabric of the city of Fez for a long time. It includes tanning, shoe making and leather goods activities. The majority of production units are located in the medina of Fez.
The leather industry depends mainly on tanning as an essential activity that allows the treatment of different skins.
Leather tanning is based on vegetable raw materials specific to skin types. The tanning of goat skin (goat) depends mainly on the traditional tamarisk gall (paraphenylenediamine) and pomegranate peels as a dye to obtain the ziwani skin (bright yellow color). While mimosa is used to tan the skins of cows and sheep.