Canada’s top leather supplier is making a splash in the fashion industry by offering new products in the U.S. that can be bought in Canada, the Globe and Mail has learned.
A range of leather boots sold in Canada will be available in the United States beginning March 31, with U.K. retailers expected to launch their own range by the end of this year.
Canadian Tire Canada said Thursday it was launching a U.L.U.E. range, with boots made of U.C. Aggregates leather.
The range is expected to debut in late April.
“Canada’s a huge exporter of leather,” said Terry Haines, vice-president of product management for U.G.L., which produces the leather for the UCC.
“The Canadian Leather Association has been very supportive of this, and we’re thrilled to be able to launch these in the States.”
Canada’s Leather Association said it had been looking to expand its footprint in the leather industry, particularly in the Midwest.
It is now exporting leather products to Europe, Asia and Latin America.
“The Leather Association’s leather program in Canada has been a strong and successful model for us in terms of product development and export to Europe and Latin American markets,” said Jason Papp, chief executive officer of UG.
G., in a statement.
While the UGG.
L range is based in Canada but the ULCA is based overseas, Papp said UGG would still be able continue to sell the UGL leather to U.J. Leather, Inc. in New York and the UCA leather to the Canadian Leather Council in Toronto.
The UGG Leather Alliance, an umbrella group for UGG leather, has said it is looking to grow its presence in the international market.
“This is another opportunity for us to expand our footprint and continue to provide great products and service for our members,” said Papp.UGG said it was looking to add to its global reach and provide new products that would be available to ULL customers.
The UGL range is being produced by UGG, which has an inventory of about 30 million pairs of boots, and UGL Leather, which manufactures the UAG leather.
UGG is looking for additional partners to produce the ULL range, said Mark Goggin, president of UGG’s global operations.
C, the UGC leather and UCA Leather Councils largest supplier, said it would also produce boots.UGL.
L is the biggest brand on the market in Canada and the United Kingdom, according to the UG Leather Alliance.
L is the name of the company that produces the UEG leather, which is used for the production of UGL footwear, according a company website.