The TAU Leather story started in 2012, in response to a knock on the door and a gentleman carrying a box of leather offcuts and some tools that he desperately needed to sell.

With no previous experience in the leather industry, our founder Phillip Pretorius started making the very first TAU Leather item; a unique and rugged-looking handmade handbag for his wife – and she loved it. Soon followed the first iPad sleeve and ever since then, the requests haven’t stopped.

The production of custom leather items combined with quality workmanship finally led to the formation of TAU Leather, originally called “Filly Leather.” In 2022 we embarked on the remarkable journey of celebrating TEN years of premium leather products by rebranding to TAU.

What was first just a garage hobby is now a living dream – producing premium handmade leather products while caring for people.

Every TAU Leather product you buy is making a difference in the life of someone in need.


At TAU Slow Leather Co, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. We’re dedicated to delivering unparalleled customer service, ensuring your experience with us exceeds expectations.


We’re committed to making a positive impact beyond business. Through job creation and upskilling initiatives, we strive to enhance the communities we serve, fostering growth and empowerment.


Our team members are invaluable to us. We prioritize their well-being and ensure that our manufacturing processes are conducted with mindfulness and care, reflecting our commitment to ethical practices.

We are motivated to honour our God the Creator through business.