Welcome to the world of the Missibabas!
Missibaba is a luxury accessory design label established in 2005 by leather aficionado Chloe Townsend.
Passionate about South Africa and supporting local industry, Chloe opened her Studio in Cape Town where she could surround herself with the best craftswomen in the country.
Missibaba’s team of seven women is based in the heart of Woodstock, Cape Town, where all of them are working away merrily to bring you beautiful handcrafted leather pieces. Each piece is unique with love and care poured into it in abundance. Thank you for stepping into our world!
About our leather:
Most of our leather is sourced locally in Cape Town (A grade leather from South Africa and Namibia) with special bits ‘n pieces sourced in Argentina, India and England.
We have some of our leather locally printed up with our designs as well as printing our own fabrics for linings.
We love experimenting with different surface detail techniques for example hand painting on leather, hand-cut cut work and hand drawn stitching details and patterns.
Combining technical skills learnt at the London College of Fashion with an inherent passion for uninhibited creativity, Chloe created the inimitable Missibaba brand.
A playground for all things leather, Missibaba continues to experiment with texture and colour, continuously pushing the boundaries of imagination.