California native Taylor Covington brought her passion for design to life when she relocated to Cape Town, South Africa in 2010. Inspired by nature, travel, and cultural dress, Taylor is constantly feeding on her surroundings and transforming her ideas into wearable designs. She feels privileged to be living in Cape Town and credits the raw, untamed beauty to her vision behind the brand.
In March 2017 we welcomed our highly skilled and trusted foreman, Jamiel Philander, to the team. With 30 years of experience in the industries leading handbag factories, Jamiel ensures the quality of our products are unsurpassed.
In order to stimulate job creation in South Africa, Taylor Covington manufactures all products in-house. Our bags are beautifully handcrafted in our Cape Town studio using leather, springbok and hardware sourced from local suppliers. As a proudly South African business, we believe it is our moral responsibility to employ skilled workers within the community and aid our country's economic growth.
Taylor Covington is 100% environmentally friendly and only supports tanneries that are government approved. Due to the overabundance of springbok in South Africa, organised culling is scheduled each year to prevent overpopulation and to preserve the natural vegetation for various African species, including their own. Additionally, such culling provides a healthy, affordable and available source of protein to the African people.
Our leathers come from the Transvaal where the cows are grain fed and live a humane and happy life. The blue skins are processed and chrome dyed at a local tannery just outside Cape Town city centre. Excess water from the tanning barrels are filtered with state of the art machinery to ensure that no chemicals are returned back to the earth.