Your Milaluna bag is made from 100% genuine bovine leather, a premium leather unparalleled in quality and strength. We have hand picked the most beautiful hides from South Africa's largest leather tannery.
We use two different leathers. The black bags are made from Gazelle leather and the brown bags from Shiduli Cigar.
Both leathers are full grain, meaning that the grain is original and has not been altered. The leather is both strong and beautifully soft and luxurious to touch.
The natural, authentic character of leather means that each hide is unique; shades may differ from hide to hide; and they may contain scratches and natural stretch marks.
The wonderful property about leather is that it improves with age, wear it an enjoy!
African embroidery has long been used on traditional dresses for special occasions, on art works to describe folk tales and on cloths. These embroideries have blossomed into "High Art" as people have started to appreciate their uniqueness and beauty.
Being quintessential South Africans and lovers of art and beautiful things we were inspired to use embroidery on African leather to create a stunningly different handbag.
Our floral design was inspired by our sunny country, it's colourful citizens, love of nature and pretty things.
Our striking geometric design was inspired by African art, form and function.
Both designs were hand drawn by our designer. These drawings were then digitized. Great care was taken in choosing each cotton colour. An experienced team of embroiderers completed the panels using the latest, multi-head embroidery machines.
We designed and manufactured the lining so that all Milaluna bags are distinguishable and unique. The "check" pattern is attractive and neutral to blend with numerous leather colours and embroideries.