Our Story

ZEMP  – Universal Elegance Designed In Cape Town – Formerly known as Jinger Jack. We offer a variety of Genuine Leather Handbags, Wallets, Travel Bags and a few speciality items all with optional Monogramming. Also offering Watches designed with minimalistic features and our newest addition of Polarised Eyewear. 

In July 2012, South African born Claire Zemp embarked on launching a passion project JINGER JACK, that has since evolved to ZEMP Leathers, Watches and Eyewear.

The business started by designing belts on her kitchen table that can still be found at ZEMP HQ in Woodstock. From there the brand gradually expanded into one of the widest selections of leather bags Cape Town had to offer which has since expanded nationwide and include clutches, sling bags, handbags, wallets, nappy, camera & weekend bags along with watches and sunglasses.

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.

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

To our loyal clients we thank you for your continued support and to those first time customers, welcome to the family.