To act as a Global resource hub for information on the world wide consumer market for leather and leather based products like foot wear, travel ware, party ware etc. and non-leather supplements to leather.
To disseminate information on products and technology among technologists, artisans, designers and retailers through an IT enabled mode.
To act as a beacon for budding technologists, artisans and designers towards guiding them to successful career in their chosen field of activity.
To address societal issues like safe environment, animal care , safety at work and safe & proper disposal of used leather products & non-leather foot wear.
To act as an extended arm of the ALMA MATER (viz. A.C.Tech., C.L.R.I., Anna University) in propagating the developments & achievements to the stake holders , government & society.
To serve as a nodal agency to take care of the interests of leather technologists in all issues that they look to the body ALFA and to perpetuate the glory of technology and technologist, and that of the ALMA MATER to the Global consumer and thereby remain an immortal body of the leather world.
The EC ALFA considered the option of having the current lifetime membership fee revised. The members joining with the current fee of Rs 100 would have a term of 5/10 years and subsequently progress to a lifetime membership by payment of Rs 1000/-. This would then enhance the corpus of the ALFA considerably.
EC also decided to deliberate on this matter with a larger section of the members prior to its submission to the GB. Suggestions on this issue are invited from amongst the members, so as to enable the EC to opt for a most favored path.
ALFA elections for 2006-2008 would be held during the AGB scheduled for 23-25 April 2006 (if a quorum required for the same is available). Nominations for the same can be forwarded to the Secretary ALFA on or before 10 April 2006 by email. In the absence of a quorum, the elections would be held during the Special Get-together scheduled for February 2007. The elections are being held for the following posts.