WHAT WE DO
We manufacture a broad range of high end handmade safari luggage, campaign furniture, canvas and leather safari accessories and safari-style seat covers which are made from 100% old fashioned cotton canvas. The combination of our signature heavy duty canvas combined with leather represents the heart and soul of the safari era that the company’s products evoke.
BACK STORY OF THE FAMILY BUSINESS
Started by the Melvill family, Melvill & Moon is still family run and owned. We are backed by an African heritage that goes back 8 generations. Having arrived in Southern Africa as missionaries in the 1700’s, the Melvill family established themselves as prominent land surveyors, cattle ranchers and soldiers with Lieutenant Teignmouth Melvill winning the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Isandlwana in 1876. One thing that features prominently through the generations however is a love of Africa and a passion for Safari.
LAUDATOR TEMPORIS ACTI
‘The romance of an age gone by’ is more than merely a motto. It is the guiding compass for everything we do. Laudator Temporis Acti has deep resonance for all lovers of the classic, the handmade and the retro. These are people who seek out products and places that ‘speak to them’ in terms of the romance of a different era.