NT Leather was established by two architects Nikhil and Nindya Tricam who have a passion for elegant minimal design, combined with the robust character and strength of handmade leather goods.
They combine an essentials-only design philosophy with an ethos of high-quality craftsmanship, resolved down to the last stitch. All NT Leather products are hand-cut and hand-stitched in their small studio in Durban, South Africa.
NT Leather arose from a love of design and making and grew when they started getting orders from friends who saw the items, they had made for themselves. When their assistants came on board, they realised what a difference this business was making in their lives and decided to formalise it and develop a range of products.
“We support, and practice, the use of 100% South African material and production. To create better lives for ourselves, in isolation, only leads to further disparity and contributes to the many problems our country faces. So, to empower the community around us, even on a small scale, allows a better standard of living for everyone, and we just come along for the ride. By keeping everything local, we also ensure that there is a legacy of craft that is passed down in our own local communities, which may outlast us by generations, and open up doors for countless people,” says Nikhil.
Based on these principles, NT Leathers continues to grow and learn, seeking new opportunities and creating awesome new products.