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Visiting the Zulucow Artisans in South Africa – With your generous donations, they bought food. 

Working lady in work room, ethically-made, artisan-made, sustainable interiors, cowhide bags, cowhide rugs, sustainable, slow fashion,

It’s been a few weeks since I returned home from South Africa. It was such an inspiring, motivating and ultimately exhausting trip. I wanted to share my reflections, thanks for your donations and thoughts on my return in this blog post. Thanks for your donations! First and foremost I have to say another big thanks […]

3 Zulucow fairtrade facts for fairtrade fortnight

Fairtrade fortnight holds a special place in our hearts here at Zulucow. We pride ourselves on sourcing ethically sourced products and creating sustainable jobs; teaching Zulu women new skills for life and helping them to survive and put food on the table.  In the UK fairtrade fortnight highlights the importance of shopping smart and ethically, […]

Have yourself a Merry Cowhide Christmas!

Beautiful hand crafted cowhide rugs

Treat your loved ones to a beautiful cowhide gift from Zulucow this Christmas. From cowhide rugs, to cowhide purses and everything in between … We’ve got the perfect cowhide gift for you We’re going all out for a Merry Cowhide Christmas here at Zulucow! We’re not quite sure how it has come around to Christmas […]

How to update your interiors with cowhide and African influences

brown and white cowhide doorstop

African animal prints are rarely far from being a popular trend in homewares. They work for every season. African designs are a huge passion of mine having been born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa. I have noticed how over time, decorating trends have come and gone. But African inspired interiors and furniture have endured the […]

The untold story behind our cowhide products and the Nguni Cattle.

Zulu herdsman, artisan, ethically sourced cowhide

Zulucow: what’s in a name? It’s quite simple, really – two words that join together to form the heart of our business. First Zulu: Where we ethically source all of our natural leather and cowhide pieces. Rural KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. In this verdant and relatively untamed part of the country, traditional Zulu culture prevails. […]