Holiday Gift List Item #5: KUSHN - Hand-made leather shoes and accessories.
It’s hard not to fall instantly in love with the creatively crafted, kente-accented handmade leather items from Cape Town-based brand Kushn. From these cute leather pumps to their simple but sophisticated envelop sleeves, purchasing from Kushn means getting the best in both quality and design.
Kushn was created by Greer Valley and Thembalezwe Mntambo in Cape Town, South Africa. Their collections are designed and hand-crafted in collaboration with skilled artisans using the finest genuine leather and traditional woven textiles sourced across the African continent.
Through their search for African-produced textiles that reflects the continent’s rich cultural and design heritage, they came to learn about woven textiles such as Kente cloth from Ghana and Shemma fabric from Ethiopia. These hand-woven textiles form a sophisticated tapestry containing stories and proverbs that have been passed down through generations. The textiles are sourced by the Kushn team and transformed into products like shoes and laptop sleeves that respond to a contemporary context while remaining rooted by this heritage.
They’ll be taking their last Christmas orders up to the 16th December. To order via email please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Local and international shipping options are available.
If you’re in Cape Town, head down to the #FestiveVandA market at the Watershed, V & A Waterfront from 10 am to 9pm on the 15th of December and shop your favourite Kushn designs at the Cape Craft and Design Institute collective shop!
For more information about Kushn, please contact them on the following:
CALL: +27 (0)722395945