Introducing Mintaka


Introducing Mintaka, proudly produced by Vermont: Local Leather Manufacturer Launch Their Collection of Luxury Genuine Leather and Ostrich Fashion Bags and Accessories for Men and Women

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Vermont Leathercraft Manufacturers recently announced the arrival of their latest show-stopping creations. The local manufacturer has launched their very own luxury leather branded collection of accessories and fashion handbags under the brand name Mintaka. Specialising in the use of South African Genuine Ostrich, the complete Mintaka collection naturally boasts eye-catching items in a class all their own.

Founded in 1983 and family owned for thirty years, Vermont Leathercraft started out as a fashion brand which specialised solely in belts and bags. Today, the company is best known for bespoke hospitality items, corporate gifts, high-quality handbags, travel accessories and so much more.

Mintaka is the most recent addition under the Vermont umbrella, referred to fondly as the “third chapter” of Vermont luxury fashion. The original brand name Mintaka, was inspired by the third multiple star located in the constellation of Orion’s belt, fitting, as the bespoke new brand is the third chapter in the local leather manufacturer’s brand story.


Stars, what’s not to love about them? They’re radiant, breathtaking and bold, just like our brand and our products. It’s time to welcome the third chapter of wonderful people, successful business, a great career and shining ideas”. Said Vanessa O’Donoghue, Marketing Manager, Vermont Leathercraft Manufacturers and Mintaka.


Vanessa continued, “Mintaka is the first branded collection of bags we are manufacturing under the Vermont name for ourselves. Our statement pieces help to complete any look, and all our quality products are a must-have. Mintaka was designed to be a true classic”.


All Mintaka products are designed for the present, with the future in mind and fashioned to be stylish, classic, timeless and practical. The brand-new Mintaka collection boasts statement pieces that are a must-have for all seasons. Whether it be a day-to-day essential or an accessory for an evening of glitz and glamour, Mintaka has you covered.

Using a range of locally-sourced, A-grade leathers to create high-quality items, value is the Vermont guarantee. The expert team of design and manufacturing specialists are dedicated to upholding the highest standard of quality in the pursuit of excellence. The Ostrich leather used by Mintaka is distinct in its appearance, characterised by raised points otherwise known as vacant quill follicles, ranged across a smooth field in varying densities.


“We design and produce items that are both stylish and practical, by combining technology with traditional skills to make our luxury products,” stated Vanessa, “we are on a continuous improvement drive, meaning we are constantly striving to improve on our products. Whatever we do today, tomorrow, we aim to do it better”.


All Mintaka merchandise is available for online purchase from today. The newly launched online store allows customers easy access to the most inclusive range of Mintaka products. With easy payment options, and great quality items, there has never been a better time to spoil yourself or a loved one with a Mintaka original, and with such a comprehensive line of luxury items there is sure to be something for everyone.

Spice up your wardrobe with the exciting new range by Mintaka. Products are available for purchase now at

Choose elegance. Choose class. Choose Mintaka.

About Mintaka:

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. We believe leather is nature’s most aesthetically-pleasing gift that’s worth sharing. A gift as precious as this deserves to be treated right and handled with care. 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. is an award-winning Digital Media, Marketing, and Advertising Company est. 2015, is a Member of the Independent Media Association of South Africa (IMASA), and Brand South Africa's Play Your Part Ambassadors, with a global reach of over 10 million

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