I first came across the goods of «Freedom of Movement» in 2014, when the brothers Léan and Roal only just started their new brand. The former students in Stellenbosch wanted to boost the local economy through job creation and skill empowerment, so they just kickstarted their own company.
Their fabulous leather and canvas bags were sold at «Present Space» in Cape Town's Kloof Street where I discovered them. After contacting the guys and asking what they think of exporting to Switzerland, they were more than happy to do so. Lucky us!
This is how FOM desribe themselves:
Fiercely passionate about their beloved South Africa, the Chartered Accountant and Civil Engineer resolved to boost the local economy through job creation and skill empowerment. Our own highly skilled and talented artisans design and handcraft our leather products in our factory in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Our methods are based on the traditional principles of leather craftsmanship, utilizing the same tools that have been used to create authentic leather goods for decades. This is then blended with our own more modern techniques to ensure that our production process is not only efficient, but that our products are of the highest quality that can only be achieved by true artisans.
So we feel very lucky to present «Freedom of Movement» in our online shop. You can find the products in the bags section: Right here. Happy shopping!
And this is how we go started with the first shipping