About Us






Woodheads is a comprehensive supplier and trader of leather, materials, leatherwork tools, kits & patterns and services to the leather and design industries. The company sells its products nationally and internationally through its Cape Town and Kwazulu Natal branches.




Cape Town CBD has become an exciting place to work, eat, create and do business. It's a wonderful and fast-growing community as rich in beauty as it is in diversity. 




Woodheads was established in 1867 and supplied raw materials and products to the leather industry.  Over the decades, the company has continued contributing to the local leather industry. As trends come and go, Woodheads has made sure to update its product offering to the leather industry to correspond with the changes. Woodheads has grown its products to over 5000 items and offers local and international customer service via its websites and its Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal branches.




Woodheads makes leather products and our famous Karu sheepskin slippers. 

It offers design and bespoke manufacturing as a service to small and medium size design houses and businesses. Makeshop, our factory, continues to invest in the latest technology including CAM, Laser cutting & engraving, 3D and Large format digital printing.

Woodheads subscribes to the Employment Equity Act and is proud to be a founding member of the Cape Town Chamber of Commerce.