South Africa Leather Academy
TAKING THE MYSTERY OUT OF LEATHER CRAFT SINCE 1983
The South Africa Leather Academy (SALA) offers a variety of leather product design and manufacturing courses that will teach you how to manufacture high-quality genuine leather handbags, briefcases, travel bags, belts, and leather smalls.
We have a course designed for you whether you want to acquire a new skill, establish a small business, create world-class products, become more creative, or simply have fun!
SALA has trained over seven hundred students from as far away as Belgium, Brazil, Dubai, the Netherlands, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, the entirety of Africa, and South Africa.
Our one-of-a-kind courses are based on the more than three decades of experience of Frik van Jaarsveld, South Africa’s last remaining true leather craftsman.
The mission of SALA, which is based in the picturesque town of Wellington in the Western Cape, is to promote the manufacturing of traditional hand-crafted leather goods.
Our training is very hands-on and conducted in a real workshop, as we concentrate solely on producing items by hand.
An intensive ten-day course designed to prepare you for your own business.