It’s all about Love & leather

Karin & Dewald Kirsten

Karin & Dewald Kirsten


Meet Karin & Dewald Kirsten, the owners of For Love and Leather, a business that specializes in sustainable and ethically handmade leather products. Karin, a former teacher with a passion for all things beautiful, started the business as an online children’s clothing shop, but soon transitioned to leather products with a focus on supporting independent craftsmen. Her husband, Dewald, is a professional photographer with a love for landscapes and commercial photography. Today, their business thrives as a producer of bespoke genuine leather goods that are made with environmentally friendly practices and a commitment to fair trade. If you’re looking for high-quality handmade leather products that also support sustainability and independent craftsman, look no further than For Love and Leather.

Online Shopping

Experience the convenience of shopping for leather goods online with our secure e-commerce platform. You can shop with peace of mind knowing that our website is designed to keep your information safe and secure. Plus, we use trusted and reliable local courier companies to ensure that your precious packages are delivered promptly and efficiently. Shop with confidence and enjoy the ease and simplicity of online shopping with us.

The Perfect Gifts

Looking for a meaningful way to show your love for a friend or family member? Look no further than a high-quality leather product. Not only will it endure for years to come, but it will also serve as a constant reminder of the special bond you share. Choose a gift that will make a lasting impression and truly demonstrate your appreciation for your loved ones.

Local Artisans

Rest assured that our products are crafted by local artisans and sourced from nearby communities. At our core, we value supporting independent and creative individuals and brands. By choosing our handmade products, you can be confident that you are supporting a sustainable and ethical approach to production, and that your purchase was made with care and attention to detail rather than churned out in a mass-produced factory.

Visit Us 


Western Cape

South Africa


Open Hours

Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Weekends and Public Holidays - Closed

Send us an email with any questions and we will get back to you ASAP

Our SHop

Our products are made to order, with a lead time of 21 days from the receipt of payment. We always strive to ensure that your order is delivered to you on time and we will do our utmost best to expedite the manufacturing process whenever possible. However, please note that load shedding may occasionally cause unforeseen delays, and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Rest assured that we are dedicated to delivering high-quality leather products that are well worth the wait.


Leather Bags and Wallets

Leather Shoes

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