Established in 2009
Collett’s Wildlife Artistry was founded in 2009 by Steve Collett. Being one of the highest ranked world class leather products and accessories. It was naturally the next step for the business to creatively conceptualize and begin brainstorming, design and produce a full new range of premium handcrafted and authentic urban and vintage leather furniture with men & women accessories.
Through the teams passion and inspiration for the craft, their love for Africa and the pressing economic and political spectrum that weighs down so heavily on the country and the people, the story behind the brand and the intense connection and unity everyone shares to further operations and open doors and opportunities for those in need of work, a future and a skillset that can sustain themselves and their families, CWA leather was birthed in 2009.
The idea that came to life from years of watching what most would call waste product was then transformed and the offcuts were handcrafted into a stunning array of urban and vintage leather pieces of art!
Through this organic evolvement, the two different categories of bespoke leather furniture and soft leather products were developed and through the artistic creative direction of Steve Collett the new product range unique to the brand, the culture and our story has grown to become one of Zimbabwe’s premier and most reputable leather manufactures.
Choked by lack of vision and an overwhelming unemployment rate, poverty, droughts, lack of infrastructure to mention a few, Steve Collet and his team saw the magnitude of how much further the business, the brand and the dream could go and so through the diversification of Africa, its cultural heritage, and drawn in from their rural homes, ever young man and woman has come to find a new way of life depicted by western civilization as being the only possible way and hope of a brighter future and through the abundance from the very source of what is used in our designs to the very talent that that brings everything together to make up each piece of leather fine art.
So, all said and done, our journey began, and our story unfolded.
Meet Our Team
Celebrating 15 years of business as we continue to fight the good fight in Africa! Our passion and love for our trade keeps us creatively inspired, striving to be outstanding and in a class of our own!
Hi Everyone, my shipment recently arrived with the decorative furniture I purchased from CWA Leather. We are over the moon and I cannot tell you how pleased we are with them. They really look terrific! Please let Steve know we are super satisfied and that he did a terrific job. We had a Memorial Day cookout and our friends could not believe how stunning the furniture looked. If you ever need a reference here in the United States please do not hesitate to call on us. Thanks Again, Rob
Hi Natalie, I just received the shipment of our Giraffe walnut leg lamps and designer handbag. They all turned out beautiful! Just wanted to thank you for the great work and craftsmanship! Not to mention the smooth client service & communication during the shipping process. Best regards, Fred
Hi Steve, I wanted to thank you and Steve, and all involved for the preparation and handling of all our ordered items. I just received the shipment from Coppersmith in Houston and was amazed by the packaging and superb quality of all products. My wife loved all of the custom leather work and it was like Christmas all over again! Wishing you, the team and God speed with your highly sought after organization. You can be sure we will be referring you to any of our family and friends. Warm Regards, Kim Sebastian