Ilundi bags are made from genuine leather. They use quality natural materials and use minimal geometric lines when designing their bags. Pieces produced are hand cut, hand stitched and hand woven originals.
They source the finest full grain vegetable tanned cowhide from tanneries within South Africa. Vegetable tanning allows leather to continue to absorb water and oils throughout its lifetime, developing rick dark patina with use.
They are labours of love which take up to 14hrs to make by hand. Every hole is hand punched and every stitch is hand sewn. They don’t use sewing machines.
They use saddle stitching, which is one of the oldest stitches used in leather work. It is much stronger than a lock stitched used in sewing machines. They also use waxed thread for extra durability and added wear protection.
Ilundi Bags improve with age and moulds with your lifestyle. Every time your Ilundi product is handled, the natural oils from your hands will be transferred to it and condition it over time. It will become your trusted companion that tells your unique story.
Loui’s Bags can be used for anything!! Use it as a grocery/shopping bag, nappy/baby bag, picnic bag or a cooler bag for your beers ;)
The supplier is a small family business based in George, Western Cape, South Africa. The bags are handmade and they use a variety of the most beautiful fabrics.