Leather & Fabric

Whatnot Natural Fabric & Leather is a family-owned business and was launched in 1998.

While living and working in South Africa we are influenced by our customers lifestyle and needs – working closely with our local tanneries and mills is of utmost importance to us.


Leather is a natural bi product and thus each hide differs from the next with regards markings, grain, texture and colour.

The subtle differences are part of leather’s enduring appeal and is the result of factors such as the breed of the bovine, their age and sex, prevalent weather and grazing conditions, diet, and whether they are local or imported.


With the focus on natural textured fabrics and endless leather ranges, Whatnot has become synonymous with linens, cottons, silks and leather.

“Every job is a self portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.”

– Vince Lombardi