SA Leather Academy

Training students to world standards

SA's number one leather crafting course

This leather craft course, presented on a game farm just outside Kimberley, will enable you to start your own home based leather business. Even if you have never worked with leather, in just ten days we can teach you the manufacturing skills to make top quality genuine leather handbags, briefcases, travel bags, belts, leather smalls etc.

This is a course in hand and not machine manufacturing.  You will learn by designing and making actual products – at least one hand stitched belt, one handbag, one briefcase or travel bag, a set of manufacturing examples and range of smalls altogether valued at more than R4000. Training is very practical and done in an actual workshop.  

The academy has trained over 340 students from as far as Brazil, the UK, the USA and all over Africa and South-Africa over the past 7 years. Our unique course is based on the experience of Frik van Jaarsveld who has been doing leather craft work for more than 30 years.

What you get when you join us on the course:
1.   10 days practical training in classic leather crafting
2.  Designing and making a belt, handbag and travel bag,         which is yours to keep to the value of R4 000
3.  All leather, fittings and chemicals used during the course         are supplied
4.  A basic tool set for each student to get you going once         you get home
5.  A comprehensive training manual
6.  Accommodation for 12 nights in a private room, with
    en- suite bathroom
7.  All meals are included, except over the weekend
8.  Last but not least, marketing tips as well as the names of the     top suppliers of leather making products in South Africa


For more information, contact us on +27 83-44-88-297,
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We look forward to hearing from you!