SAOBC and ARSUTORIA still togetherThe South African Ostrich Business Chamber (SAOBC) and the Italian ARSUTORIA school for footwear pattern-makers and designers continues its ten year collaboration.

Nov 06, 2018

The philosophy of the South African Ostrich Industry, represented by SAOBC, is very far-sighted, which focused on training young designers to promote the quality and characteristics of its leather. What better occasion than the ARSUTORIA design courses attended by international designers who represent the future of the footwear and leather sectors.

The students had the privilege of being able to image and create a small collection of shoes and bags using the ostrich leather supplied by prestigious companies such as Klein Karoo and Scot. In the school’s workshop, designers were able to see for themselves the exceptional performance of ostrich leather, its unique characteristics and learn how to treat it correctly when constructing a prototype.

Magical and luxurious ostrich leather

The design quality of a fashion accessory, shoe or bag or whatever, is measured not only by the beauty of the shape, but also by the quality of the materials with which it is made.

From this perspective, ostrich leather can only be considered a true symbol of refinement, taste and sophistication, thanks to its many qualities: softness, elasticity, silky touch, rich texture and exotic feel.

The creations in these pages, made by students of the ARSUTORIA school using the magnificent leather supplied by SAOBC - South African Ostrich Business Chamber, enhance its special qualities, already appreciated by the most important names in fashion.

Creativity, status and commercial sustainability are reflected in the depth and brightness of the colours that, when combined, add a precious quality to the men’s and women’s creations, as well as the covered heels and most refined details.

SAOBC – South African Ostrich Business Chamber

The South African Ostrich Business Chamber is an umbrella organization, with headquarters in Oudtshoorn. Its income is generated from a […]


ARSUTORIA School has been organizing shoes and bags design and pattern making courses since 1947, courses globally recognized as the […]

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