A Little History
Blackburn Leather opened its doors at 18 Rissik Street (next to The Red Plate Restaurant) in late December 2017. The little shop showcases a range of high quality hand crafted leather belts, handbags, rifle slings, and décor items direct to the public.Colin Blackburn (52, farmer/game ranger) originally from Zimbabwe - a master leather craftsman, together with locally born and bred mountain girl wife Janet (55, previously in the property industry) have for the last three years been transforming Colin’s “25 year hobby” from micro-business into a very popular local brand.
Located in the historic, authentically quirky and scenic little hamlet of Haenertsburg in Limpopo – our shop has recently expanded its floor space from 10 to 40 square metres. We consider ourselves as manufacturing retailers direct to the public. We are able to hand craft genuine leather products at very competitive prices. We are creative, colourful, unusual and diverse in style and punctuate our products with traditional Shweshwe fabric. A serendipitous first visit experience with a friendly and helpful shop assistant is guaranteed.