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The Relic Collection Spring/Summer ’17


The Relic Collection 2017 The blending of nostalgia and modern sophistication capture the true essence of Cape Cobra Leathercraft and its rich and vibrant history. The Relic Collection was inspired by centuries of objects and momentums collected by the Schafer family. Each of the seven designs feature elements of the memorabilia, through oval shapes and organic curves, vintage frames and wooden handles, and intricate embroidered patterns mimicked from over five generations of artisans. Gem like colours such as Rose Quartz and light sapphire add a hint of romance to the Spring/Summer pallet. This collection is a true testament to the

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CCL takes on MBFW Johannesburg with Kluk Cgdt for the Sunflower Fund


KLûK CGDT to return to the runway with a charity fashion show that epitomises Constructivism: art with a social meaning and practical purpose. KLûK CGDT is a brand celebrated for its luxury, sophistication and uncompromising quality; one that brings South Africans an international experience of fashion by blurring the lines between ready-to-wear and couture to create limited edition demi-couture ranges that are available off the peg. Now the international award-winning creative duo of Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriël Du Toit are returning to the runway at AFI with their first show at fashion week since 2013. Renowned for presenting their

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The Relic Collection Launch

The Relic Collection Launch


In June 2017, CCL Launched “The Relic Collection.” The night was a magical display of all the hard work that the CCL family had put together, and the smiles in the photos are a true testament to this. Ever heard the phrase “hard work pays off”, well in this case it certainly did. Bloggers, Customers, Friends, family and co-workers were able to get to know the collection and all of the history behind it, with Mrs Schafer (the first generation of CCL) explaining it as if it were yesterday. Pierre-Jouet filled each flute with the perfect blend of flavors and

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Gavin Goodman & CCL


Gavin Goodman is known for taking our product and doing extra ordinary things with it, this time was no exception. Spring was definitely on the mind when photographer Gavin Goodman and stylist, Kirsten Lipschitz stepped into our showroom. Their choice of pastel colours accompanied by models ,adorned in the most opulent headdresses, made for some spectacular features and has got to be our best yet. Photographer: Gavin Goodman Wardrobe & Flowers: Kirsten Lipschitz Models: Simon Hart & Jessica Sole

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CCL in collaboration with OR-GARI


What do you get if you mix a love of handpainted local design with a deep appreciation for sustainable exotic leather? A new and exquisite luxury product that can truly be considered a work of art.   Cape Cobra Leathercraft and Or-gari Golden Safari have announced a special collaboration to produce the most exquisite local exotic leather bags and accessories adorned with intricately handpainted African themes and acacia twig styled hardware.   Or-gari Golden Safari was established in 2014 by Heidi Alexandra, an interior architect, who was born in South Africa and grew up in Europe, returning to South Africa

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CCL Celebrates Mother’s Day


Celebrate Mother’s Day this month, with Cape Cobra Leathercraft! Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show the mom’s in your life that you appreciate them. Why not spoil them with a one-of-a-kind exotic leather gift, hand crafted in South Africa by local artisans and craftsmen. From purses, to heart shaped key rings, to feminine cross-body handbags – let CCL make your mom feel extra special this Mother’s Day! Visit our showroom in the heart of De Waterkant, Cape Town and we will be sure to make your mom feel extra warm inside, with a glass of champagne or drink

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MARIE CLAIRE MAGAZINE


Marie Claire SA featured three Cape Cobra Leathercraft bags in their March 2016 Issue Cape Cobra Leathercraft keeping up-to-date on all the latest trends this season!       Call of the wild – Classic pieces get an update with animal print The Lowry Bucket Bag (15109) from the latest Woodstock Collection (small drawstring with detachable and adjustable length strap) In genuine leather whip snake – Available in a variety of skins & colours (Please enquire) http://www.capecobra.co.za/collections/woodstock/#product-735   The shining – Throwback to the 70s with warm metal shades The Gray (15102) from our latest Woodstock Collection (soft north-south clutch with turn

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A LEATHER LEGACY BY PREMIER MAGAZINE


LEATHER LEGACY – CCL FEATURES ON THE COVER OF THE PREMIER BIDVEST MAGAZINE   On the cobbled walkways of trendy De Waterkant Village in Cape Town lies one of South Africa’s best kept secrets, Cape Cobra Leathercraft – an exclusive showroom displaying a tradition of timeless exotic leather handbag creations spanning the past four decades.   “Manufacturing an exotic leather handbag is an intricate and timely process, not only because it is handmade, but also because each skin is unique in its pattern, scale composition, and scars. We pre-select our skins and allocate them to specific designs, allowing the perfect

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FEDISA students offer a twist

FEDISA students offer a twist


FEDISA students offer a twist for the CCL man… Following the collaborative project between FEDISA students and Cape Cobra Leathercraft, the winners, Jasleen Matharu and Ashleigh Kavanagh spent one week interning in the CCL design and product development department, learning the ins and out of developing their own product. Both students followed their designs from the pattern making process, to the salpa development, salpa critique and finally the finished product. “The level of perfection and intricacy that goes into every step of creating each individual handbag is flawless, and I was absolutely in awe seeing the bag I designed come

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The Woodstock Collection


The Woodstock Collection is the latest collection by Cape Cobra Leathercraft. Design and Creation are fundamental components of human civilization and culture. The Woodstock Collection represents the integration of both, as it brings together the past and the present civilization of Cape Town’s Woodstock area, the home of CCL atelier. Based on excellence in design, The Woodstock Collection houses a unique collection of 9 pieces, with a minimalistic aesthetic yet defined by rich construction elements, geometric shapes, and bombé detail. Exuberant hints of yellows, raspberry and golds celebrate the spirit of South African heritage, while perfectly balanced by a timeless palette of

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