Grasmere Ostrich Leather Boutique

Our Business

Our shop is situated in the Village Square Shopping Centre in St Francis Bay. Approximately 1 hour from the Port Elizabeth International Airport en route to the Western Cape, makes a stop-over at the boutique an easy and pleasant detour.

Our business has been in operation since 1996. We started with the exporting of skins internationally. We exported to Mexico, Korea, France, Italy and Germany and continue to do so.  We incorporated the ostrich products in 1998 and have been trading well locally and internationally since.  We also supply corporate gifts on a small and large scale.

The Process

The leather is tanned and dyed at the renowned Woods Tannery which uses a semi-aniline dying process to achieve perfect results.

Tanning may take a few weeks to complete as skins are taken from crust, to dye lots and drumming bins, a highly technical and skilled process. The finished product is supple, glossy and ultimately most appealing on the eye.  Unlike other hides, ostrich leather is a highly durable product that requires little attention and will last for many years.

Grasmere Ostrich Leather Boutique offers a wide selection of top quality ostrich leather handbags and various accessories from belts and wallets to purses and spec cases. When considering a purchase, bear in mind that although ostrich leather may not be the cheapest option available, it is a worthy investment that will never go out of style.  

Ostriches farmed in the Eastern Cape supply the leather for our products. These farmers adhere to strict international farming standards to ensure the end products are of the highest quality, while the manufacturing is out sourced to expert manufacturers who have been in the industry for decades and are specialists in working with ostrich leather. A great deal of care has been taken to ensure our chosen manufacturers are the best in their field, and match our high quality leather with top class fittings and stitching.

Our products and colour chart are guided by international fashion trends, so don’t be surprised if you spot an A list celebrity sporting the same ostrich leather handbag you have just purchased from our boutique. We pride ourselves in offering our customers fine quality craftsmanship and excellent after sale service.

Please contact Cindy for any queries or additional information on our ostrich leather products.