Leather, for the next chapter

The Great Break is a small passionate team who are dedicated to creating beautiful and functional leather goods inspired by nature and everyday living that are as unique as the people who use them.

We believe that quality and craftsmanship are essential to creating long-lasting and heirloom-worthy leather goods. That's why we use only the best materials and leatherworking techniques to create our products.

Our leather goods are made to be used and loved. They are built to withstand the rigors of everyday life, and they will only become more beautiful with age.

We are committed to sustainability and ethical sourcing. We source our leather from sustainable farms and tanneries, and use recycled materials wherever possible to create our products.

  • Jared Kohn

    Owner and Designer

  • Britt-lee Kohn

    Operations and Sales

  • Rikus Geldenhuys

    Production and Media

  • Luna


The Great Break was founded in 2018 by designer, Jared Kohn. He’d been working as an architectural designer for 10 years and while grateful and blessed in many ways he yearned instead to focus on design that held more meaning to him and; his love for the outdoors.

The combination of those two passions – design and the outdoors – resulted in an Instagram project that to date has a following of almost 50K.

On the back of this, Jared and his family (wife and two young kids) took a leap of faith, leaving behind the city and their β€˜regular’ jobs (and comfort zone) for life in a small town along the nature-abundant Garden Route of South Africa. The goal: To live simply, purposefully and passionately. To slow down and make time for the things that really matter in life.

Shop our goods today and experience The Great Break!