Ostrich leather is a type of leather made from the skin of an ostrich, a large flightless bird native to Africa. Ostrich leather is known for its distinctive texture, which is characterized by raised bumps or quills that give it a rough, wavy appearance.
Ostrich leather is prized for its durability, softness, and resistance to stains and water. It is also relatively lightweight and breathable, making it a popular choice for clothing and accessories such as ostrich belts, ostrich bags, and ostrich wallets.
Ostrich leather is generally more expensive than other types of leather due to its unique characteristics and the relative rarity of ostriches. It is produced through a process called tanning, which involves soaking the raw skin in a solution to preserve it and make it more flexible.
Ostrich leather is considered a sustainable material because it is a byproduct of the food industry and does not require the animal to be killed specifically for its skin. However, the production of ostrich leather can have environmental impacts, including water pollution and the use of chemicals in the tanning process. It is important to consider these factors when purchasing ostrich leather products.
Everything we offer at Ostrich2Love is ethically sourced and supports local, fair-trade workshops and small businesses in South Africa. Beautifully hand-crafted with exquisite detailing, we are both dedicated to sourcing the finest products and supporting the local economy in The Karoo, constantly expanding our collection with exciting new products.