Namibia: 5-Day Essential Skills Course

Duration: Monday to Friday from 08h30 to 16h30.
Upcoming Dates:


Registration form accessible via the BOOKINGS TAB

July:     18 to 22 - Swakopmund - COSDEF

July:     25 to 29 - Windhoek - River Crossing Lodge

Aug:     08 to 12 - Otavi - Farm Hermanstal on B2 towards Grootfontein, 18km from Otavi.  Well priced accommodation available on the farm. 

Venue: To be confirmed per course location.

Cost & Payment terms:

R15 000 per person (start-up toolkit included).

  • Refer to our online store for all items included in the start-up toolkit to the value of R3,500.
  • Leather and all else you need to manufacture at least a belt sample and one of a Laptop Bag, Handbag, Tote Bag or Back-Pack.
  • Patterns in addition to those of the items you manufactured.
  • Daily light lunch will be served during a 30-minute break.
  • Refreshments.


Key areas to be covered:

Introduction to types of leather, reading leather & leather care.

The practical use and maintenance of hand tools.

Hand-stitching techniques.

Coloring of vegetable tanned leather.

Basic product & pattern design, layout and cutting.

Manufacturing from start to finish, workflow, lining, fitment of zips, hardware, straps, handles, and slings.

Supplier information and notes on product costing.