The New Zealand Leather and Shoe Research Association (Inc.)
The Association serves the fellmongers, hide processors, tanners, and shoe manufacturers and admits as ancillary members suppliers of materials, chemicals, components, etc. Previously functioning within the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research the Association became incorporated in 1949. Its laboratories are situated at Gracefield, Lower Hutt. Finance from industry is provided by members' subscriptions on either an employee or output basis, with a set subscription for ancillary members. The management committee comprises two representatives of tanners, two of footwear manufacturers, two of fellmongers and hide curers, and two appointed by the Minister in Charge of Scientific and Industrial Research.