At Okapi we work with select tanneries in the Karoo region to source common-place, local livestock, Blesbok and Ostrich leather and have developed strong relationships with the farming communities in South Africa. We work directly with the farmers and tanneries to give complete transparency regarding the source of the leathers and the leather as a bi-product of existing farming practices, to reflect the Okapi’s essence of meeting exceptionality and authenticity, with sustainability and the minimisation of waste.
The springbok horn is an African talismanic charm which is believed across Africa to bring good luck to those who wear it. Okapi’s expert artisan’s craft each individual horn making each signature piece completely unique
Okapi is strongly guided by the African philosophy of Ubuntu ‘I am because we are’. This means that we strive to incorporate social upliftment into our production practices. The majority of Okapi’s materials including the springbok horn are sourced as bi-product of established farming practices. By incorporating the springbok horns into the products, Okapi is taking what would be waste in order to create sustainable jobs on the African continent
WATCH THE MAKING OF A SPRINGBOK HORN HERE.