Detailed Information


Mintaka offers a beautiful range of genuine leather and ostrich bags and accessories.
All our bags are handmade in our very own factory in Johannesburg which supports on average 35 South African women who are breadwinners for their homes.

We pride ourselves in being Proudly South African, and therefore use locally sourced materials to make our bags and accessories.
By supporting local business, we can make a difference in our community, one bag at a time.

Mintaka has also taken the decision to offer our range at factory direct pricing, offering you the best value for your money possible. Now everyone can own a leather bag.


Since 1983, Vermont Leathercraft Manufacturers has established itself in the South African market as the preferred manufacturer and supplier of luxurious leather fashion items and accessories.

We form part of the South African textile and clothing industry and are best known for bespoke hospitality items and corporate gifts, along with high-quality handbags, wallets, and travel accessories.

Mintaka is the first branded collection of bags and accessories proudly manufactured by Vermont and referred to fondly as the “third chapter” of the Vermont brand story, fitting, as the brand name Mintaka originates from the third multiple star located in the constellation of Orion’s belt.

At Mintaka, our expert team of design and manufacturing specialists are dedicated to upholding the highest standard of quality in the pursuit of excellence. Designing and producing new ranges of products that are stylish, classic, timeless and practical.

Mintaka strives to preserve the character of each leather and ostrich skin used, ensuring that every handmade product is unique and showcases the character of the skin. We believe leather is one of nature’s most aesthetically-pleasing gifts and one that’s worth sharing.

We are passionate about our craftsmanship, priding ourselves on offering you an authentically-crafted range of high-quality genuine ostrich and leather bags and fashion accessories.