Our Story

We travel the world to source and supply the finest leathers.

One of the oldest and most knowledgeable leather companies in Canada, Inter-Leather began marketing shoe leathers and subsequently was the first to introduce aniline leathers to the Canadian home furnishings market. Inter-Leather has since grown to become a major Canadian supplier of quality leathers for upholstery and design.

Inter-Leather was founded in 1983 as an agency offering internationally-sourced shoe leather to domestic manufacturers. As Canadian shoe production declined, Inter-Leather evolved to offer fine, European upholstery leathers to a traditional, pigmented leather based residential upholstery market. For the first time extremely soft, full grain, aniline leathers in a wide range of colours became available to residential consumers. The company further diversified offering semi-aniline leathers, and then to marketing to a broader customer base of high-end contract manufacturers, specifiers, architects and designers.

We believe in ethical, sustainable, environmentally friendly practices and products and take pride in our history of forging partnerships with tanneries that meet or exceed legislated environmental regulations. Leather is one of the oldest, most durable materials with the highest utility and our goal is the continued recognition of these attributes.

From the boardrooms of multinationals to the luxury of acclaimed restaurants, and from the houses of rock stars to the suburbs of life, our quality leathers cover fine furnishings everywhere.