About the Tan

There’s a story…

Tale of Two brothers

The story of Tan begins in the heart of Cape Town, where two Capetonian brothers embarked on a mission to find an affordable, locally produced leather bag. Their search was met with disappointment as they couldn’t find the bag they were looking for. Yet, in their dismay, they saw an opportunity that would shape their destiny.

Since 2016, we have been working tirelessly in perfect TANdem, embarking on a thrilling adventure of growth and exploration. We have welcomed more talented team members into our family, each sharing a deep passion for the art of leather craftsmanship.

Tan is based in the Western Cape of South Africa. From here we empower highly competent and creative craftsmen who only use top quality, local materials to fashion our merchandise.

Our leather is 100% full-grain, with attractive aniline and pull-up qualities, from the hides of cattle that roamed the beautiful African landscape. Our designs are unique, chic and rustic. Our values are simple and pure.

We are proudly South African in our manufacturing process, yet proudly international in our standards.

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Product Reviews

I love my new Ashley bag, it's everything I was hoping it would be. Your ordering process and follow up are so professional.


A beautiful handcrafted bag, definitely a great all rounder, and a must for every woman and the the speedy delivery was awesome.


The Alfred not only looks cool, the quality and the thick strap make the bag something your grandkids would want one day.