CMH Board Member
Justine Schafer – Generation and creative director of Cape Cobra Leathercraft
Justine Schafer is the third generation and creative director of Cape Cobra Leathercraft, a family business based in Cape Town, specializing in handcrafted luxury exotic leathergoods.
Justine joined the business 11 years ago, following her completion of Fashion Design studies in Cape Town and at Parsons, New York. As Creative Director, Justine is committed to steering the company into a sustainable future where craftsmanship, artisanal skills development and the use of South African raw materials remain the core importance of the business as well as the industry.
This has further enhanced Justine’s passion for the upskilling and artistic development of South African artisan; believing that handcraft can be used as a form of ‘healing’ and ‘therapy’ for previously disadvantaged communities and especially youth.