About Dirt Road Luggage

Dirt Road Luggage falls under the umbrella of Dirt Road Traders, a Pietermaritzburg-based company that manufactures and supplies outdoor and safari clothing to game lodges, corporate customers, and select retail outlets.

The owners, Andrew Findlay and associates, have many years of experience in the design, manufacture, and supply of outdoor clothing and accessories. This experience extends from sourcing locally-made raw materials right through to wholesaling and retailing the finished product. (See Dirt Road for more).

To complement the apparel and add value to the Dirt Road brand, a range of high quality canvas and leather travel bags produced by Marion Findlay has been included.

Marion, a former geography teacher with an eye for design, has been making canvas and leather bags since 1994. Motivated by a passion for designing innovative yet practical products, she started her business in a converted garage, aided by one machinist.

Today, Marion Findlay produces her range of Dirt Road Luggage from a suitably-equipped workshop in Merrivale, 20 minutes from her home near Curry's Post in the KZN Midlands. She is assisted by a small but skilled team, able to craft virtually any canvas and leather product to her exacting standards.

Workshop and Staff

musa in workshop

The Workshop

marion in workshop

Marion Findlay

zitha in workshop

Xolani Zitha

Musa in workshop

Musa Dlamini

Vusi in workshop

Vusi Dlamini

Robert in workshop

Robert Ali

Dirt Road Shop

Dirt Road Shop

The Dirt Road shop at Curry's Post

Dirt Road Shop interior

Shop interior