We’ve got the resources, labour and passion in South Africa! I don’t see why we can’t do the production for all over the world right here.— Richard Schäfer, Cape Cobra Leathercraft
Cape Cobra Leathercraft makes handbags and accessories from a variety exotic skins.
Cape Cobra Leathercraft is a three-generation family-run business.
The British Royal Family, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway are just some of Cape Cobra Leathercraft’s many famous customers.
Cape Cobra Leathercraft sources skins of animals such as crocodiles, ostriches, snakes, lizards and stingrays from around the world under regulations of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
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We started in Cape Town in 1972.— Richard Schäfer, Cape Cobra Leathercraft
Germany was dark, dull and grey.— Richard Schäfer, Cape Cobra Leathercraft
My father was born in the leather-epicentre of Germany.— Richard Schäfer, Cape Cobra Leathercraft
The ostrich comes from Oudtshoorn and the crocodile from Brits.— Richard Schäfer, Cape Cobra Leathercraft
Our brand was big in South Africa during the 70s and 80s.— Richard Schäfer, Cape Cobra Leathercraft
We always strive to improve our skills and train our staff. We do our training in-house.— Richard Schäfer, Cape Cobra Leathercraft
We employ about 80 people.— Richard Schäfer, Cape Cobra Leathercraft
There is no room for faults.— Richard Schäfer, Cape Cobra Leathercraft
You pay a premium for a brand. We are very specific about quality. We’re absolutely perfectionist.— Richard Schäfer, Cape Cobra Leathercraft
Every piece is unique.— Richard Schäfer, Cape Cobra Leathercraft
Our biggest market is the South African tourism industry.— Richard Schäfer, Cape Cobra Leathercraft
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