Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest leather, garments and goods manufacturer.

Whether you need finished leather or leather merchandise to market under your brand, Nova Leathers is your best source for quality finished leather, leather garments, handbags and accessories.

The name has become synonymous to innovation in the field of finished articles for both garments and handbags internationally.

Being a leading manufacturer and exporter of all kinds of leather jackets, garments, handbags and accessories for over 25 years has given Nova Leathers a cutting edge. We apply our knowledge to every item we manufacture to bring you the best quality product at the best value.

Nova Leathers (Pvt.) Ltd. was established in 1986 as a specialized tannery for making all types of garment leathers.

In 1989, the management decided to vertically integrate itself in the field of garment manufacturing. This decision of value addition was an immediate success and due to the stringent emphasis on quality production, orders poured in from all over. Since then, we have been able to increase our garments production from 35,000 pieces per year to an annual quantity of some 1.40 Million Leather Jackets and 100,000 Bags.

The tannery is built up on an area of 100,000 sq. ft. The plant is equipped with an array of Italian and German machines processing and finishing approximately 4.0 Million sq.ft. of hides annually. 30% of the total production is exported to the far Far-East, Europe, North America, South America and Canada. Products include garment leather as well as shoe uppers and upholstery leather.

The garment unit has a total covered area of about 250,000 sq. ft. and is one of the most modern, efficient and biggest units in Karachi. Along with having skilled workers, we also have button-hole, embroidery and embossing machines. The stitching unit has space for further expansion. Nova is currently exporting 100% of its production.

Nova Leathers has a dedicated handbags and accessories manufacturing unit with a monthly capacity of 10,000 units per month. The unit is equipped with all the machinery required to make high quality handbags and belts for some leading fashion brands in Europe and the Far-East.

Our list of distinguished customers span all over the world include some of the worlds leading brands who continue to trust our capabilities and have forged long term relationships with us.

FOUR GENERATIONS OF LEATHER WORKERS THREE GENERATIONS OF NOVA

Dost Mohammad Vohra

Dost Mohammad Vohra was the first generation of leather workers in the family. He started his career simply and with little capital. He traded raw skins with various tanneries in Calcutta and Dhaka.

Naseem Iqbal

The next generation of leather workers was Mr. Naseem Iqbal. He grew up in Bhopal and later on moved to Kanpur in India. He has a certificate in intermediate science and a diploma in Leather Technologies from the National Leather Sellers College in London. With this education, he has always done technical jobs with leather such as chemical mixing and machinery management. Currently, he is a director at Nova.

Irfan Iqbal & Rehan Iqbal

Following this, the generation that started nova consists of two brothers: Mr. Irfan Iqbal and Mr. Rehan Iqbal, both of whom are directors at nova.
The two brothers grew up in Kanpur where they received high school education. In India, their house was in a separate compound inside an enormous twenty-acre tannery, so they had a lot of exposure very early on to the inner workings of leather.
Irfan Iqbal did his ISC and BSc from Kanpur and went on to get a diploma in Leather Technologies from Nene college in the International Leather Sellers College in Northampton.
Following this, he moved to Karachi, Pakistan where he started Nova Leathers Pvt. Ltd. In 1986 with a simple tannery.
Rehan Iqbal did his ISC and BCom from Kanpur, following which he got his Footwear technologies Btec diploma from Leicester University.
He then moved to Karachi where he has worked at nova since. He runs the garments division where jackets, footwear, bags and several other accessories are made.