Investment Fashion That Stands the Test of Time

Posted by ADAM YOUNG

Investment Fashion That Stands the Test of Time

We are thrilled to have recently been featured in TBC Media's Gone Travelling blog. Written by editor Charlotte Rogers, Gone Travelling explores how gone are the days of fast fashion, and how making products that stand the test of time are key to success going forward.  "What started as an operation made to create leather rucksacks for local students has since turned into a company which is determined to design leather bags that fit into a society underpinned by thoughtful consumption and sustainable living," writes Charlotte. We absolutely ADORE her description of our leather shades, as she explains: "ROWDY offers...

Forward Thinking First

Posted by ADAM YOUNG

Forward Thinking First

The Coronavirus pandemic will have far-reaching and long-lasting effects, far beyond the current nationwide lockdown South Africa is enduring. It is during this time that a good business will put on the brakes in time, move skillfully around the bend and then accelerate back onto the straight. With this attitude, owner Adam Young has not allowed ROWDY to be thrown off kilter when the national lockdown took effect at the end of March 2020. Instead, the team has continued to innovate. “My first focus was to ensure ROWDY, a still fledgeling business would survive the lockdown. I care deeply about my staff,...

Do Business Beautifully

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Do Business Beautifully

We hope you are healthy - we are so grateful that our team is right now. We trust you are practising socially distancing yourselves at the moment, and if you can, working remotely from home. While it isn’t business as usual, remember you can still do business beautifully. From the start, all our designs have been created to help you move with ease while offering you a durable, elegant product that protects your personal items. To make the best of a very difficult moment, we would like to highlight some of our ROWDY Business Collection that is designed to add...

Why We Don’t Make Custom Designs

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Why We Don’t Make Custom Designs

Can you make this bag for me? Could you add a pocket here or remove that there? We get asked these sorts of questions a lot, so we thought we’d make a post about it so you can better understand.  Essentially, as a factory, we have a production line where our 20 leather cutters, machinists and finishers each have an allocated task. It is a finely tuned process, with everyone an essential piece of the puzzle to reach our bag quota for the day.  In order to do a custom item, we need to pull a machinist out of our...

RAW vs. LINED Bags

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RAW vs. LINED Bags

What’s the difference between a raw leather or lined interior? We often get asked this question and wanted to explain that there are benefits to both. At ROWDY, we have several items that come with a black cotton lining. These include items such as our Rucksack, our Briefcase, our Laptop Bag and our Duffel. The reason these bags come lined is to offer added protection for the items that tend to be transported inside these styles of bags - such as laptops, books and important work documents. The benefit of a lined interior is that there is no leather scuffing...

In the Embrace of Basic Goodness

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In the Embrace of Basic Goodness

You might have noticed the words ‘Embrace Basic Goodness’ embossed on some of our ROWDY slings. Why is that there and what does it mean?  Basic goodness is not a ‘thing’. It is the natural state of openness that is gentle, brave, sensitive and perceptive. Although all human beings, at their core, are living expressions of basic goodness, our thoughts , words and actions often may not be. We tend to get wrapped up in the day to day going ons - the busy times and the stress make us forget that we need to look out for ourselves as...

How To Care For Leather

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How To Care For Leather

Now that you have your beautiful new ROWDY bag, the next step is to make sure that you look after your bag so that it’ll stay with you for as long as possible. At ROWDY, it is in our ethos to make beautiful products that will last a lifetime. That’s why every bag we make comes with the ROWDY Promise. This means that we offer a certified lifetime guarantee on all our products, but this only applies to manufacturing defects such as loose stitches, broken zipper or faulty fittings.  Luckily, leather is a durable material that can last for decades...

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