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~ Debbie Guscott, Ireland, November 2020
~ Ruth, Guildford, Surrey
“I adore my Zulucow Bucket bag. Like most busy women my handbag is important to me as it has to be large, easily accessible and stylish and this bag ticks all those boxes. The fact it’s incredibly ethical makes it even more desirable.”
~ Alex Hammond, Sports Presenter
~ Sam Lonergan, Crouch Ridge Vineyard, Althorne
“…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
“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.
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.
I can’t speak highly enough of the quality of these hides.”
~ Georgina McHugh
~ Caroline, Salisbury, Wiltshire, April 2020
~ Hilary Gates
“We love the hide and as you can see it really lifts the room!”
~Jeremy Triegaardt, Surrey
“I bought my wife a Zulucow bag the first Christmas we were together, 7 years ago, which she has used pretty much daily and however 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
“I’m so happy Lucy, it’s beautiful! Much, much better and bigger than I though it was going to be and I love it. Thank you.”
~ Anne-Marie, Kent
“I love my rock and roll Zulucow (bag.) I’ve been stopped at ‘The Royal Academy’, ‘Fortnum and Mason’; everyone wants to know where I got my Zulucow! It’s so strong and such good quality, it’ll last for ever; I love the gorgeous lining; and it fits everything I need for a weekend break”
~ Trudy Martin, London
“I love, love, my Zulucow bag. It’s so striking and gorgeous and I can fit so much in it: umbrellas and kids stuff because it’s so strong. When I landed in N.Ireland, my mum noticed it as soon as I walked through the gate and she immediately asked “Where did you get that beautiful bag from?!” I like the fact that it’s unique and not a label.”
~ Moira Fitzimmonds Taylor, Essex
“I am delighted to have found “Zulucow”!! I love all things African, especially things made with Nguni hides. I bought a black & white belt from Lucy, and loved it so much, I bought a brown and white one too!! (I also bought a gorgeous Thabisa handbag which drew many comments when I was at ‘Crufts’)
Her cushions are second to none, they are of exceptional quality, with a lovely thick leather backing and feather filling. They are incredibly supportive and great if you have a bad back, as they keep you warm while you are sitting against them.
The fact that they come from South Africa, from Nguni cows, with Lucy helping to support the local work force is an added bonus. They are of a far superior quality than the hides you can buy from Argentina, where the cattle are intensely bred.
Looking forward to seeing the new products in Zulu Cow’s pipeline!! My sitting room has a prominent Zulucow theme!”
~ Tean, S.Molton, Devon
“Each cowhide is like a piece of art; they’re in another ball park: high quality; beautiful and glossy. They sit perfectly alongside my carefully curated Tom Dixon lighting, and Gunlocke and EBF furniture. “
~ Mark Bailey, Owner/Director ‘byBailey’, London
“I love my cushions, they go so well in our drawing room (see photo). I have had a lot of comments from friends who think they’re great. I spent such a long time looking for cushions and as soon as I saw yours that was it, perfect, just what I had been looking for. We are going to get a couple of rugs from Zulucow now too!”
~ Georgie Bates, Hampshire
“I absolutely love my Zulucow rug! I have positioned it in front of my log burner and it has immediately drawn the whole room together, creating a natural, warm and cosy atmosphere. All I need now is a good book and some cold weather! Best hide I’ve seen! Totally delighted with it! Thank you!”
~ Caroline and family, Little Baddow, Essex
“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
“… I received my second Cowhide Purse from my fiancé James today. I absolutely love it. What a beautiful bag, Thank you!”
~ Ginger Ward, Texas, USA
“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
“Lucy was very quick to respond to my questions, and made a real effort to help me establish what was the best bag for my wife from the stock she had. My wife Gaby says, “My bag is good quality leather, different and much admired.”
~ Trevor Williams, Cornwall
“I love my Nguni cowhide, lovely quality, beautiful colours and every time I look at it, it reminds me of home. The service that you provide is helpful and personal, so I have not hesitation in recommending you.”
~ Cathy Butcher, London
How lucky am I to have discovered Zulucow!
I had been looking for a supplier of a quality Nguni Cowhide for quite a while and was delighted to have found this company on the Internet. I made contact with Zulucow and almost immediately Lucy was on the telephone asking me exactly what I had in mind i.e. size, colours etc and promised me she would get back to me once she had found a choice of suitable hides. True to her word she came up with the goods, a stunning tri-coloured hide which is now sitting very comfortably in my Family Room and looks beautiful.
I cannot emphasise enough the outstanding service I received from Lucy, she pulled out all the stops to find exactly what I was looking for. Zulucow is a very clever business, well made, quality products, different and so refreshing from the norm.
~ Sue, Petersfield, Hampshire