Welcome to the second part of our African textiles series. Today we delve into cow hide.

Africa is fast emerging as one of the future markets for sourcing quality leather and hides for the booming global leather industry. Leather and hide products are among the most widely traded and universally used commodities in the world. Cowhide, a natural byproduct of cattle, is used to make a variety of products from home décor to clothing and accessories. Many items made from cowhide utilize the natural colors of different cows while manufacturers also dye skins to create variety.

Leather pieces hanging in our workshop
Leather pieces hanging in our workshop

 

Ethiopia and Kenya are among the largest producers of raw leather in Africa. Africa’s abundance of livestock represents a natural strength for the sector, as leather is a by-product of the meat industry. Africa has about 15 per cent of the world’s cattle population. This puts Africa at the center of the booming leather industry as a key supplier of hides and raw materials to the growing industry of leather and leather goods. However, things are now changing rapidly as more and more countries around the world are looking to source their requirements for leather and hides from African countries.

Aamito, Alita, Stefania, Kaya and Atoti  are just a few of the range of hide collection of clutches, day and weekend bags by Adele Dejak. Our bags are stunning and are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.

Our KAYA purse made out of hide
Our KAYA purse made out of hide

 

The best quality hides are usually presented in their natural colors, which are based on the breed of the animal. You will find that all Adele Dejak hide pieces are in either black and white or brown. This clearly shows our level of commitment to source for the best quality material for our products.

Visit our shop at the Village market or our showroom in Kiambu and grab yourself our statement hide bags and accessories.

Shop our ATOTI hide bag
Shop our ATOTI hide bag

 


One thought on “African textiles – Cow Hide

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    Mélusine Towler
    July 16, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Looking for the cow hide carpet rugs pls! Where can I get!
    0734699773

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