About us

International Leather Maker - the leader in new media for the leather industry

ILM as the leader in new media continues to deliver leather industry news and information in innovative new ways. The website now features ILM video and podcasting (another industry first) demonstrating our continued commitment to producing original and engaging content for our readers.

ILM was the first and remains the only media in the leather industry with an App and a website optimised for use on mobile. Our aim is to allow our readers easy to access and up to the minute news and information how and when they want it.

Our multi-platform strategy is working – more readers than ever before are using ILM as a source of leather industry intelligence. ILM’s global audience is now 15,000 and growing. In 2015, the weekly e-newsletter and website audience grew by almost 30% making a very powerful route to market. For those who want it, a bi monthly magazine in print is available featuring original premium content by our team of dedicated journalists and researchers.

Advertisers and sponsors who work with ILM are guaranteed the largest targeted audience and widest coverage, which the other trade press is simply unable to match. Companies who work with us are assured that our editorial expertise and understanding of the market means that ILM content remains relevant and focused to its target audience, the modern leather maker.

Since launching in 2013 we have quickly established ILM as the market leader and we can confidently say ILM is the go-to place for leather industry news and information.

Contact us

If you want to know more about ILM or have an interesting idea or article please contact: Martin Ricker  martin@internationalleathermaker.com

For commercial enquires contact: Maria Wallace  maria@internationalleathermaker.com

Martin Ricker, Content Director

Co-founder of ILM Martin Ricker (BSc Hons, Chemistry) has worked for many years in both the leather and media industries. He previously worked at BLC Leather Technology Centre, UK in the laboratory. He has worked-in and visited many tanneries and leather related companies, organisations and has attended many industry related events and exhibitions throughout the world. For 18 years he has been working in the media industry specialising in the tanning sector. He is well-known in the sector and is highly regarded as a leading industry commentator.

Maria Wallace, Commercial Director

Co-founder of ILM Maria Wallace (BA Hons English) has over 10 years’ experience in the media industry. Starting her career in PR & Marketing, she then went on to work in media sales, specialising in B2B. She has extensive experience in selling print and web based products as well as events. Maria is known for her consultative sales approach and creative ability. She works closely with clients to create campaigns that achieve goals and objectives.