Handcrafted Leather Goods

Made proudly in the KZN Midlands of South Africa.

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  • Handmade

  • Proudly South African

  • Free Shipping on ALL local orders over R500

  • Repairs and Resoles Available at Cost

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Do you have an idea of your perfect pair of Vellies? Design them in our brand new Custom Vellie Configurator, and we'll make them and ship them right to your door!

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Established in 1990 by Justin and Amanda McCarthy, Groundcover was founded as an expression of a lifelong passion for leatherwork and a search for a meaningful livelihood. Now owned and run by their son, Daniel McCarthy and his wife Angela McCarthy, Groundcovers legacy continues through the generations.

Handcrafted Leather Goods

All Groundcover leather goods are made and inspected by hand in our factory situated within the picturesque KZN Midlands.

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Proudly South African

All materials used in the production of Groundcover products are locally and ethically sourced from South African suppliers. On top of that, Groundcover provides more than 30 jobs to individuals within our local community.

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Community Focussed

We think global, but make sure we act local. At Groundcover 10% of our revenue is invested directly into staff welfare and community development.

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