WATCH: Small Bulawayo Shoe Factory Attracts Global Interest

A relatively small manufacturer of handmade safari shoes in Bulawayo called Courteney Boot Company has attracted interest from customer internationally and is increasing its production.

The company told Al Jazeera that it’s now manufacturing 30 pairs of hand made shoes a day and exporting to the US among other countries.

Courteney Boot Company was founded in 1992 by John Rice, and makes its shoes from pure leather of mostly wild animals.

Watch the video below:

John Rice, founder of Courteney Boot Company

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Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city. Its location was selected by the last Matebele king, King Lobengula. Bulawayo used to be one of the country's most attractive cities and a major transport hub for Southern Africa until Zimbabwe entered a period of economic depression in... Read More About Bulawayo


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