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How we source our belts – Kenya

My son worked for an educational charity in Kenya and whilst visiting we discovered the local Masai tradition of beading. Originally as a tribal costume decoration the locals now use their considerable skills to enhance leather goods from handbags and belts to dog collars and sandals.Kenya beaded leather belts

Kenya is famous for it’s cattle and the leather is top quality locally sourced and treated. The patterns on the belts are based on traditional designs and each bead is sewn by hand, yes really, and the work is highly skilled! The workshop employs over 60 people in the village of Kilifi and provides important employment for the locals.


Kilimanjaro - Beaded Leather BeltThe Kilimanjaro is a traditional Kenyan design which reflects the earthy colours of the African bush, one of our most popular belts we also make a dog collar and lead in this pattern.

In an era when most goods are mass produced in large factories it is refreshing to find something that is truly hand-made, original and supporting a local cooperative. Aside from the feel good factor we have never had one of our belts or dog collars returned, the craftsmanship is outstanding.

Beaded Belts for the festive season

New research shows that people are wanting to buy goods that are handcrafted, authentic and individual – so look no further than Gaucho’s beaded belts from Kenya!

Zanzibar is a beautifully detailed beaded design in black, blue and white it can be worn day or evening and is the belt the owner of Gaucho chooses to wear!!!
Zanzibar - Beaded Leather BeltKilimanjaro
Based on a traditional Kenyan design the red and green colours will brighten up your Christmas and make an original gift for friends or family.
Kilimanjaro - Beaded Leather BeltMalindi
Our best selling beaded belt which has the Christmas sparkle and looks great with velvet …… ’tis the party season!
Malindi - Kenyan Beaded BeltMasai
The Masai has a unique beaded pattern designed exclusively for Gaucho, more casual it looks good with jeans and chinos.
Masai - Kenyan Beaded BeltWe stock over 50 different belt designs, beaded from Kenya, Polo from Argentina, and Turkish Kilim. All belts come with a free cotton gift bag making Gaucho Belts perfect for all your presents – and the dog too…

Designer Belts from Gaucho – the best gifting options this Christmas

Cheer up your chinos and jazz up your jeans with a present from Gaucho Belts. All our belts come with a cotton gift bag so give them something top quality that they will wear and wear.

Milan – Designer Capybara Belt
Unique to Gaucho Belts we have a large selection of chic capybara designs – as worn by Prince William!!
MilanMendoza – Designer Saddle Belt
We have the biggest worldwide range of saddle leather Argentine belts and the quality is exceptional. We love our new Mendoza design!
MendozaNavajo – Designer Beaded Belt
Beautiful beaded belts made by a women’s cooperative in the Masai Mara, lovely Christmas presents for both the men and women in your life.
NavajoChildren’s Yale
New this year and very popular we have special children’s belts so they can look as chic as their parents!
Children's YaleKilim Belts
We are very pleased with the outstanding quality of our new Kilim belts, super soft leather and gorgeous individual designs made for us in a small workshop in Istanbul.
Kilim BeltsLook no further than Gaucho Belts for all your presents top quality and, dare we say, useful!!

Featured beaded belts for winter

We’ve just discovered that our beaded belts are half the price of our rivals, order now it won’t last!

Navajo is a ‘bestseller’ in the USA and is based on a traditional red indian design, the beads are finest glass from the Czeck Republic and the leather is Kenyan cowhide.
Similar in design to the Navajo the Apache has beads in pale blue, coral, white and black a striking look with any outfit.
ApacheKabaka Brown
The autumn colours of this belt compliment brown and green cords and is a favourite with us at Gaucho Belts.
Kabaka BrownTurkana
The Turkana beaded belt is a traditional Masai design coming from the region by Lake Turkana in the north.
TurkanaHaving seen other beaded belts when searching for suppliers the variation in quality is huge, dare I say it it, ours really are the best. You can tell by the glass beads, soft cowhide and the skillful way the beads are sewn with no gaps…..and our price is fantastic don’t take our word just check our rivals!