Namibia: 5-Day Essential Skills Course

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


April:     05 to 09  -  Windhoek, River Crossing Lodge.

June:      28 to 02 July  - Windhoek, River Crossing Lodge.

July:       12 to 16 - Swakopmund - To be confirmed.

Refer to the bookings tab.  Dates still available are updated on the applicable registration form.

Venue: To be confirmed per course location.
Cost: R14,500 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 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.