Are the bags made with real leather?
Absolutely! ALL of our bags are handcrafted from locally sourced 100% genuine leather. We even use suede for the lining.
Why do you do all of the sewing by hand instead of using a sewing machine?
Each item is sewn with a saddle stitch using waxed thread and two harness needles. This creates a superior finish as the thread passes through each hole twice, doubling the strength of the stitches. With machine-sewn lockstitch, all of the stitches can unravel if one stitch breaks. It can take up to four times longer to produce a hand-stitched bag but the final product is more durable than a machine-sewn bag.
Do you have a wholesale price list?
Unfortunately not. Our business is small and our prices are very reasonable, and so we focus on selling directly to customers. However, we offer a small discount if 10 or more items are purchased. Email HotPinkFrog@mweb.co.za for more information.
Do you stock shops on consignment?
Unfortunately, we don’t stock shops on consignment because our business is currently small and stock is limited. However, we are happy to give a small discount to shops if more than 10 items are purchased.
Do you have a shop?
We do not have a physical shop. We sold our bags for several years at the monthly Made in the Cape Artisan Market inside Cavendish Square in Cape Town. We have also been a permanent trader at the Kirstenbosch Craft Market for many years. All upcoming markets and exhibitions (such as Decorex and Homemakers) have been cancelled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic but our digital doors are open and you can buy online.
Where are you based?
Our studio is based in Hout Bay but it is not open to the public. Our bags can be purchased online and delivered to you by courier. Otherwise, please sign up for our newsletter and we will let you know when and where we will be exhibiting in the coming months.
Do you do custom orders?
We are happy to do custom orders based on our current styles. Please email HotPinkFrog@mweb.co.za with your specifications and we will give you a quotation. We require a 50% deposit for all custom orders.
Any other questions?
We would love to hear from you! Please email us at HotPinkFrog@mweb.co.za