REUTLINGEN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 17: A student checks the rawhide stock in the storage at the LGR (Lederinstitut Gerberschule Reutlingen) tannery school on November 17, 2010 in Reutlingen, Germany. The LGR school, established in 1954, is among the few tannery schools left worldwide in a profession that some see as dying out. Demand for LGR training, however, is high, and 40% of LGR students come from abroad. The school has invested heavily into high-tech processes that allow precision engineering of leather products as leather products are rising annually by 10% worldwide. The LGR school is located in southwestern Germany in a region with a rich tradition in leather and textile manufacturing. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

REUTLINGEN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 17:  A student checks the rawhide stock in the storage at the LGR (Lederinstitut Gerberschule Reutlingen) tannery school on November 17, 2010 in Reutlingen, Germany. The LGR school, established in 1954, is among the few tannery schools left worldwide in a profession that some see as dying out. Demand for LGR training, however, is high, and 40% of LGR students come from abroad. The school has invested heavily into high-tech processes that allow precision engineering of leather products as leather products are rising annually by 10% worldwide. The LGR school is located in southwestern Germany in a region with a rich tradition in leather and textile manufacturing.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)