Our Story

In July 2012, South Africa born Claire van Turenhout and her fiancé Peter Zemp embarked on launching a passion project JINGER JACK, that has since evolved to ZEMP Leather Goods and Watches.

The business started by designing belts on their kitchen table that can still be found at their store in Woodstock. From there the brand gradually expanded to include clutches, sling bags, handbags, wallets, nappy, camera and weekend bags.

Creativity has always been the essence of the ever-expanding brand. From collaborations with Cape Town based FEDISA design school in 2013 to the JJ DESIGN SAFARI, the JJ BUTLER program and our monogramming and engraving services to the latest addition of our personalisation options, the MT-YO Made To Your Order program.

The goods are sold via a network of high-end lifestyle and fashion stores across South Africa as well as online stores.

Recent developments regarding trademark rights made Peter and Claire reconsider the name ‘Jinger Jack,’ and settled upon ‘ZEMP’. The company’s core values regarding quality, customer service and innovation remain as important as they have always been.