We’re a small local business based in Somerset West, South Africa.
Our products are locally designed, printed and made from ethically sourced South African leathers and natural fabrics.
Our mission is to make Moth as sustainable as possible: Although we try hard, we aren’t perfect, and continually look for ways be more innovative, and therefore more sustainable.
Our products are made from
beautiful linen /cotton blend, buldemin and calico. All grown and Woven right here in South Africa.
Our Veg Tan is sourced from a small family run business in Woodstock, Cape
Town. Their hides are sourced from all over South Africa.Vegetable tanned
leather takes up to two months to develop in a process that is mainly done
by hand. It requires skill, patience and care and the tanning process uses no
harmful chemicals, unlike its chrome tanned counterpart. Which is why we
try use it as much as we can in creating our products.
Our Nappa and other
leather comes from a tannery just outside Cape Town.
Our zips are sourced from Durban, our buldenim and cotton calico is from
the last cotton mill left in South Africa.
Jo illustrates and handpaints some of our designs. Others are locally printed right down the road from our studio.
Each product is then cut and sewn up by Moni and Gracie.
Who, without them Moth would be lost.
Jo stays closely connected to ensure that our end result keeps to the craftsmanship, authenticity and ethical values of the brand.
And above all else,
We are a proudly South African brand and love what we do.