HAFDE is an Ethiopian tannery and leather goods production centre that has been family run since the beginning of operations in 1999. HAFDE is located in Sebeta area, in the outskirts of Addis Ababa. HAFDE offers a range of high-quality leather products from finished leather to shoes and other leather goods, produced with the upmost care and consideration. All activities undertaken at HAFDE are in accordance with fair labour and environmental standards.
HAFDE is managed by three brothers; Jamal, Hussein and Esmael Feyissa who share management and operational duties. The company now has over 250 employees and continues to look for talent in this industry. HAFDE is a member of the Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIA)
, which promotes international trade, protects the rights of workers and supports businesses to improve.
HAFDE is among the leading exporters of high quality Ethiopian leather to Europe and Asia. By providing work opportunities in Ethiopia, HAFDE aims to alleviate poverty, improve wellbeing and promote local creativity. HAFDE trains its artisans in all skills required for leather, shoes and leather goods production. These skills are used to create high-end leather bags, accessories (purses, wallets and pouches) and shoes.