These versatile travel purses have been handmade by artisans in the foothills of the Drakensburg Mountains in South Africa. Designed to store all your travel essentials, these purses are lined with shwe-shwe printed fabric.
Pop your passport, phone, headphones, lipbalm, keys and important cards inside so they aren’t lost in your carry on luggage. Store your favourite art supplies, or use as a runabout purse during your lunch break and leave your handbag at the office. This purse is here to help simplify your travel experiences.
Each purse is handmade from ethically sourced Nguni cowhides. The Nguni are a breed of cattle that is endemic to Southern Africa. The cattle are still tended to by herdboys in open grasslands and prized for their value. Their natural evolution has made them a hardy cattle, able to withstand tough conditions. Despite how tough these animals are, they make for good beef and their stunning and unique hides are a biproduct of the beef industry. Since no two hides are the same and because Herd of Ubuntu products are hand made, each item will be slightly different with their own attributes and characteristics.
A portion of all online sales goes towards projects that help protect African rhinos from the threat of poaching. In the past HOU has helped sponsor a rhino dehorning of a black rhino and tracking collar replacement of a white rhino at Phinda Private Game Reserve. Currently donations are being made to Stop Rhino Poaching, an organisation that supports on the ground efforts through training and equipment supplies.
International Shipping available for sales on this page. Products held in stock ordinarily ship from Australia. Products made to order ordinarily ship directly from South Africa.
Items are priced in Australian dollars.