Testimonials 2020-05-07T11:02:03+01:00

Kind Words from Zulucow Customers who love their Cowhide Purchases!

“Rug Success! Hi Lucy, Thanks for all your help in choosing the rug. As you see below, the rug has been embraced by the whole family!

grey cowhide rug, animal, skin, hide, living room decor, country house style

Both Islay (our labrador) and Wilbur (the cat) are delighted with our purchase! I am really pleased with it – the size is perfect and it suits the space brilliantly. Thank you for sending it so promptly!”

grey cowhide rug, animal, skin, hide, living room decor, country house style

~ Caroline, Salisbury, Wiltshire
April 2020

“We love the hide and as you can see it really lifts the room!”

~Jeremy Triegaardt


“I bought my wife a Zulucow bag the first Christmas we were together, 7 years ago, which she has used pretty much daily and h owever great the quality (which they are) it’s become a bit tired!

…so this one is to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary.”

~Matthew Dean

Somerset, UK

“Love my Zulucow rug & cushions, they look perfect in our converted barn.

Zulucow, Nguni cowhide rug & cushions, sustainable, ethically made

It is fantastic that not only is my rug a beautiful, high quality focal point. It is extremely hardwearing which is a necessary in our household with a husband who is a farmer and a rugby playing son.

cowhide, home interiors, cushions, zulucow, Nguni, sustainable, ethically made

Zulucow’s gorgeous handmade cowhide travel bag is a perfect weekend bag. I recently took it skiing with my family in St. Anton and then to Morzine with the girls; they all loved my funky cowhide bag as much as I do, it is beautifully made & totally unique”

Zulucow cowhide weekend bag, hand made, ethically made natural leather, holdall, travel bag

~Sam Lonergan


“Thank you, you’ve been amazing Lucy. Your videos, especially showing the different choices together and on different floors were so helpful. I have looked at the rugs so many times and always thought they were unsuitable for us when in fact they are perfect! I look forward to my wonderful hide and will most definitely be a returning customer for interiors. Probably more rugs and cushions and definitely either a beaded or metal head for my hallway but also for accessories. Thanks again!”

~ Elaine, Whitchurch, Wales

May 2020

“…we love, love, love our cow hides. They have lived in a few different places since we bought them. There are so many things I enjoy about the hides. They go with absolutely everything so when I feel like I want a pop somewhere else in the house, I move the herd! As an upholsterer, I am also always looking at them wondering if I should put one on a chair of a bench.

It was also an absolute pleasure to buy from such a wonderful, bubbly lady who you can tell is absolutely passionate about her work. I love the ethics behind where the hides come from and that you are lifting and empowering women in Africa with every piece that you buy and sell. Amazing!!!”

~Dianne Cotterrell  @rarechair

“Having purchased a black and white cow hide rug and matching cushions for my hall, I have been inundated with compliments of how amazing they look. Really pleased with the quality! Hard wearing, easy to keep clean and very low maintenance! I will be back for the brown hides next time to kit out our annex! Thanks Zulucow for such unique, high quality products and of course the lovely, passionate Lucy”

~ Sarah, Chelmsford, Essex

January 2018

“… I recieved my second Cowhide Purse from my fiancé James today. I absolutely love it. What a beautiful bag, Thank you!”

~Ginger Ward, Texas, USA

“My Zulucow cushions have totally changed my old leather Chesterfield with the hide rug looking like it has always been there; an excellent match to my wooden floors and open plan living room. Whilst living on a farm and with two busy boys in and out of the house the hide has been very durable and hard wearing ideal for our busy life.

Nguni cowhide rug, cowhide cushions, ethical, sustainable

When I recieved my cow hide bag the first outing with friends, all commented on how lovely it was and wanted to know where it came from. I find that my belt always dresses up a nice casual black dress or black trousers and blazer.

Lucy’s products are exquisite, very traditional and the attention to detail is amazing. Even better that all are ethically sourced and providing economic opportunities to the rural communities of South Africa.

Cowhide Tote, Cowhide Bag, Ethically-made, artisan-made, leather bag

I can’t speak highly enough of the quality of these hides.”

~Georgina McHugh