RISING

RISING TALENT AMONG YOUNG SOUTH AFRICAN’S


RISING TALENT AMONG YOUNG SOUTH AFRICAN EMERGING CREATIVES   Cape Cobra Leathercraft recently collaborated with FEDISA Design Academy, on a third year design project. Students were issued a brief from which they needed to design a man’s bag as well as a miscellaneous item. “The growing market for genuine exotic leathers from Africa is forging the way for a new local luxury goods sector using traditional artisanal leathercraft skills. Many buyers now travel to Cape Town – fast establishing itself as a destination for luxury brands specializing in exotic leather accessories. We want to rise up the future generation of

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CCL

CCL SHOWCASING AT LABO ETHNIK


CCL EXOTIC LUXURY LEATHER ACCESSORIES SHOWCASE AT LABO ETHNIK   Marie Claire’s Parisian shoot with designer Gavin Rajah of The Gavin Rajah Atelier saw a host of alluring CCL pieces on the international stage… “The pieces are the perfect blend of sophistication and class, we were hoping to add to our pieces. You have an innate understanding of the true meaning of luxury and craftsmanship”, commended Stephan of the Gavin Rajah Atelier. The LABO Ethnik of International Fashion & Trends is THE meeting of reference for the many designers across the world. Born in 2007 from the will of its founder, Yvette

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Alexandria - chocolate crocodile Legacy coll

LEGACY COLLECTION


PIONEERING THE WAY – THE LEGACY COLLECTION Legacy marks a celebration of the pioneering spirit of the Schäfer family’s unique life’s work in achieving unchartered territory in the exotic leather goods industry since 1972. Committed to the establishment of a transparent international exotic leather industry, Cape Cobra Leathercraft pioneers the way forward for the industry, in association with a United Nations Working group, and the Department of Trade and Industry. The collective vision is the establishment of South Africa as a primary example of excellence in ethical, sustainable and research-based practice for sourcing material, design and manufacture in the international luxury leather goods

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AFRICA'S APPETITE FOR LUXURY GOODS

AFRICA‘S APPETITE FOR LUXURY GOODS


AFRICA’S APPETITE FOR LUXURY GOODS IS GROWING   The  Southern African Luxury Association, SALA, hosted the Africa Luxury & Wealth Summit, which took place at the Cavalli Estate on the 3rd – 5th of March 2014, Cape Town, South Africa.  Richard Schafer, Director of SALA & Cape Cobra Leathercraft speaks to CNBC about the increasing consumption of Luxury Goods in Africa. The consumption of luxury goods in Africa is expected to grow considerably as expensive brands make their way into the continent. “The potential of growth on to the African continent is immense, coming off a lower base. The saturation

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New york times

NEW YORK TIMES FEATURES CCL


NEW YORK TIMES FEATURES CAPE COBRA LEATHERCRAFT   “Cobra’s bags of many colours” “They could be skins of an ostrich, a snake, or a crocodile – but in colours as far as can be imagined from the natural camouflage of the originals, dyed shocking pink, lagoon blue or fuchsia, these exotic skins are never going to blend in with South Africa’s lush countryside.” “But tucked under the arm of Princess Charlene of Monaco – born in Zimbabwe – and raised in South Africa – or worn by the fashionable across the world, an accessory by Cape Cobra has all the

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ENSEMBLE COLLECTION

ENSEMBLÉ COLLECTION


RISING TO THE CHALLENGE OF THE 2014 WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL TITLE – The Ensemblé Collection   Following the success of the “Allure Collection”, Cape Cobra Leathercraft launches the 2012  Winter/Fall  range; Ensemblé. In marking the company’s 40th year milestone, Ensemblé revives the best-selling classic styles of the early years, and infuses these styles with design elements inspired by the city of Cape Town; the city in which Cape Cobra Leathercraft was founded and nurtured for over four decades. Robert Schäfer, managing director of Cape Cobra Leathercraft, spoke about the Ensemblé collection in relation to the 2014 World Design Capital title, “Cape Cobra Leathercraft

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151'st L'ORMARINS QUEEN'S PLATE

151st L’ORMARINS QUEEN’S PLATE


ROYAL ELEGANCE AND EQUESTRIAN EXCELLENCE DISPLAYED AT THE 151st L’ORMARINS QUEEN’S PLATE Amidst the backdrop of Table Mountain and another spectacular day in Cape Town, the 151st L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate took place at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday 7January, displaying a royal elegance of the countries premium thoroughbreds, fashion, entertainment and a blend of top wines. Guests witnessed an appearance of the legendary Pocket Power leading out the contenders for the main race, the L’Ormarins Queens Plate – Grade 1 – 1600m, won by Gimmethegreenlight in a memorable edition of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate.   The event attracted an attendance of

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luxury

GROWING APPETITE FOR LUXURY GOODS – Sunday Times 2012


When its eggshell tables were installed in the yacht of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, Cape Town design company Avoova became one of South Africa’s few players in the international luxury goods arena. This is despite the fact that SA is home to a significant portion of the resources used in luxury goods. It has nearly 80% of the world’s platinum, is one of the world’s biggest gold and diamond miners, and has excellent leather. Avoova designs small, luxurious items for homes, yachts or hotels. Employing more than 40 artisans in the Karoo, it uses natural materials such as the ostrich

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TRUE LUXURY LIVING

TRUE LUXURY LIVING


BENTLEY CONTINTENTAL GTC LAUNCH CELEBRATIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTH AFRICA’S FINEST On Friday 25th of November, Val de Vie Wine and Polo Estate in Paarl hosted the Bentley Continental GTC launch. An exclusive Polo tournament, in association with Cape Cobra Leathercraft, Veuve Clicquot, Breitling and Live Out loud, celebrated true luxury living. The exclusive event saw a round-robin clash between the four sponsored professional polo teams. The tournament commenced with Kristina Diehl from Bentley UK throwing the opening ball onto the pitch from the passenger seat of the new Continental GTC’s predecessor before they raced away from a slew of

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KLUK CGDT DREAM LIVES ON

KLUK CGDT DREAM LIVES ON


KLUK CGDT DREAM LIVES ON – AFRICAN DESIGNER OF THE YEAR BROUGHT THE LATEST FROM THEIR FANTASY WORLD- AFRICAN CINDERELLA   Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriel Du Toit, yet again failed to disappoint, as the opening spectacle of Africa Fashion Week 2011. The luxurious collection celebrated West African lace, tulle and silk in neutrals, pastels with bursts of citrine and lilac. Speaking about the inspiration behind the show Malcolm said, “The African Cinderella Collection was created to show the romantic side of Africa. We knew we were going to New York for N.Y. fashion week and we wanted to communicate

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