Fashion is very important in the leather-based business, especially in the Leather Goods products industry (footwear, garments, and leather items). Furthermore, objects made of (real or synthetic) leather are a good match for clothing. For many developing countries, Leather Goods (shoes, garments, and leather goods) are a significant source of revenue. In many nations, the export of leather products ranks in the top three of overall exports. The importance of the footwear industry to developing country economies is highlighted by the fact that it is the primary source of export revenue and, as a labor-intensive industry, it employs the most vulnerable members of society (including a large number of women) in towns and villages where other employment opportunities are scarce.