Juha leads Kokkolan Tannery in the second generation and now works with a team of 35 employees. His father has shown him the secrets of elk leather tanning since decades. But still, every hide & day is different.
“I’ve been running around here since my childhood. I wouldn’t even know how to be without the scent and feel of leather”, Juha says.
Kokkolan tannery is located in Kokkola, a town in North-Western Finland. Since 1990’s, Kokkolan has built a network of local hunters, especially in Finland and Sweden, from whom they source the elk hides.