The Point Leather Story
It all started on a visit to Leeds Castle in Kent, UK. Hidden in the outbuildings of the castle was a dog collar museum; this was such an unexpected delight! The attention to detail and craftmanship of the collars made me realise that a collar is an expression of love and pride. They all had different functions and designs and were made for both small and large dogs.
About 5 years later we adopted Jesse, an English Pointer, and she very quickly became the centre of our lives. I wanted to buy her a nice leather collar and have tried a few local ones, but they never lasted long and so I ordered one from the USA. This collar was a good choice as it could withstand a swim in the dam and a roll in the mud and still look good after cleaning and polishing it.
Dog collar museum, Leeds Castle in Kent
Following a course in leathercraft, I started making dog collars and leads for Jesse, wo is also my running partner. Point Leather was born with Jesse featuring in our logo - yes, it is her actual profile!
We continually research, experiment and carefully listen to every request to improve our products - that's how the current range has developed. Every person that interacts with us becomes a valued co-creator.
We are always keen to try something new as the journey is ongoing and every new request is a challenge to explore the limits of leather!
All our products are designed and made in South Africa and shipped worldwide. We're an online retailer with a studio in Linden, Johannesburg that may be visited by appointment.
- Erna, Dog lover, designer and maker -