About us


Hanici and Barend launched their eclectic collection of leather bags and personalised accessories from the False Bay shores of Cape Town more than a decade ago. The range is built on the principles of authenticity, quality, simplicity and style. It incorporates South-African sourced leather, dried Table Mountain flowers and sterling silver and every piece has a strong “hand made” and “minimum waste” ethos as corner stone.

The studio is based on the slopes of the Table Mountain range in Simon’s Town and overlooks the ocean. “Nature surrounds us and reminds us daily that we should have care for her” says Hanici. Their craftmanship, exciting mix of material, style and design has earned them recognition from commercial buyers, and a growing fan base amongst South Africans.

The Mint-Co store was opened in 2013 and is located in the seaside town of Fish Hoek. Aside from our own products, the store also carries stock from a wide variety of South African suppliers.