Frustrated at not being able to find quality leather products designed to suit the fast-paced, connected lifestyle that so many of us live nowadays, we decided to design and make our own, and that is how Research Unit (RU) came into being. We started small, working from home at first before taking the plunge and moving into a tiny studio, followed shortly thereafter by another move into our current premises, a sunny and bright space with plenty of room for expansion on the outskirts of Cape Town.
Since these humble beginnings in 2011, we have focused all our energy on building a leather goods brand that is recognized as an example of quality, innovation, minimalism and elegance. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service because we believe that the customer experience continues long after their purchases have been made. It is this quality that helps us build strong brand loyalty with our customers.