Slater & Dutch
Last Updated: 10 months ago
Contact MC Van Rensburg
63 Somerset Street, Graaff-Reinet, 6280
- Longitude: 24.5335
- Latitude: -32.2516
About Slater & Dutch
I am a sixth-generation farmer, farming in the Karoo (Khoikhoi word for desert) within the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. I farm with Dorper sheep, one of their finest characteristics being their skins which are regarded among the best in the world.
I always loved leather and wanted to showcase what you can do with Dorper skin. I also use a variety of quality leather that I source from reputable tanneries and hardware from local manufacturers, purchasing the best quality available because only the best will do.
All of my leather articles are handmade and hand-stitched from start to finish. No machines are used and I concentrate on durability, style and simplicity. It takes time to create quality articles, and I can ensure you that you will be buying an heirloom for future generations to use and enjoy.
Where does the name Slater & Dutch come from?
Slater derives from my ancestors who arrived in Port Elizabeth in 1820, from England. They arrived on a ship that was called the Aurora.
Dutch is derived from the other half of my heritage.