Woodheads is a well know Cape Town based leather merchant that was established well over 150 years ago. The company has a rich history and a reputation for providing high-quality leather, fabric, accessories, and other products to the leather industry.

We are also known for manufacturing the well-known KARU genuine sheepskin slipper brand which you can view when visiting the shop. You can add to the visiting experience by visiting the factory and designing your own unique “KARU BY YOU” slipper to take with when your leave.

The company started as a small leather merchant and tanner, providing leather to local craftsman and manufactures.
The company takes great pride in the quality of its products, and this reflected in the materials they use, the craftsmanship of the products and the service they provide.

Their wide range of leather products, experienced team and focus on innovation have helped them remain a trusted supplier to a wide range of industries for over 150 years.

If you are looking for a unique experience where old and new collide to give you the ultimate high-quality leather products experience Woodheads is definitely a name to remember.


- Coffee shop: Have coffee while you are strolling through the shop.
- The unique ambiance the old and the new creates.
- Visiting the factory to see how we manufactory the KARU slipper by hand.
- Walking away with your own unique slipper.
- Join a leather craft class by booking in advance.


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