Our Story

The Early Years

After visiting Bob’s family in South Africa in 2011, I fell in love with the country, the people, the colours and importantly, the stunning array of ostrich leather handbags! We were both struck by the sheer beauty of the dyed ostrich skins and by the care and craftsmanship that went into the products and from this, Ostrich 2 Love was born.

Ostrich Leather Products

After bringing a selection of ostrich leather handbags and wallets back and taking a stand in the Country Living tent at Burghley, we realized the potential. With ostrich leather being exotic and highly sought after by international designers, the concept of ostrich leather handbags and wallets without the expensive label was already proving incredibly popular. 

Ostrich Leather Collection

Following significant investment, the range has been developed and now includes Handbags, Clutch Bags, Purses, Keyrings and an array of Accessories. All of these are available in a fabulous selection of colours for which we have become renowned, ranging from timeless classics to striking, standout shades. Ostrich Leather is famed for it’s distinctive markings and durability making these products a fabulous gift and a worthwhile investment that will last a lifetime. 

Distractions in South Africa

Unable to resist the beautiful products crafted from Springbok and Nguni, Bob and I have added a selection of products made from Nguni cattle hides and springbok hides, including a fabulous collection of zebra print tote bags, springbok clutch bags and cushions. Sitting alongside these collections are an assortment of crocodile belts, cashmere scarves, ostrich feather dusters and ostrich feather keyrings.

The Capital of Ostrich Farming

Now regular visitors to South Africa, we have spent quality time in the wonderful and abundant Karoo. Oudtshoorn is the undisputed world capital of Ostrich farming where the community is committed to the nurturing of their sustainable Ostrich flocks. The local community reflects a changing South Africa where local leaders work hard to overcome old habits and replace them with hope and belief.

Ethical & Fair-trade

Everything we offer at Ostrich 2 Love is ethically sourced and supporting 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. 

Spreading the Joy

Now with a well-established supply chain and a strong following committed to the brand we are looking forward to the next stage and establishing ourselves further within the market. To keep up to date with our latest news, inspiration and also to receive some exclusive special offers, register to receive our email newsletter and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Alternatively, come and see us in person on our stand at a selection of events and fairs throughout the UK this year. 

The choice is yours

Whichever the way, feast your eyes and make your choice from our carefully selected portfolio and wear what you have chosen with pride. 
Sarah Sharpley
Co-owner of Ostrich 2 Love with Bob Grierson
Ostrich Leather Close Up - Ostrich 2 Love