Over the years whenever people find out I make belts they pull up their pants and show me their favourite, hard-worn belt and say “hey this is a lekker belt, had it for years, I wear it with everything”.
To many people belts are often a non-descript functional accessory, and yet in a strange way, men do have an affection for their trusted favourite belt. It becomes a companion. Many belts are overly ornate and over-engineered. I was inspired to make “a lekker belt” that I hope becomes a new favourite for you (when its time) and in the true South African sense you find it lekker: both comfortable and functional. I use only local leather, South African made buckles, and we make it at our studio in Durban: Equator – the Belt Factory™
Like all business we have been impacted by Covid-19, and have had to right-size all aspects of our operation. Until the end of 2021 we will use all profits from sales of My Lekker BeltTM to support staff members who have had lost their livelihood with us; either with monetary support, or to create alternative employment opportunities for them.