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Lunar Straps is a proudly South African design company that specializes in unique and expressive products inspired by South African landscapes and cultures. Lunar started in 2018 with neck strap accessories which were well received nationwide by customers and retailers. The initial range included six custom designed camera straps with various unique patterns and designs exclusive to Lunar and have since expanded the range of designs with the intention to create something for everyone.

Lunar Camera Straps are durable and high quality with a universal attachment that can also accommodate binoculars. This range currently includes eight designs, with more to come in 2020. These designs offer an alternative to the standard camera strap and allow photographers to express their creativity and personality. The Lunar Camera Strap then becomes an extension of the user’s style and personality rather than serving only a functional purpose. Lunar has since expanded into other products such as yoga straps and sunglasses straps, and has plans for more products and designs in 2020.

All Lunar products are designed and made in Cape Town which supports the local economy, and the company has recently partnered with Cape Town Tourism. We at Lunar have a large focus on eco-friendly methods and materials and do our best to lower the environmental impacts through the required processes. Lunar strives to continuously grow and improve and from March 2020 Lunar has partnered with a new local manufacturer which will improve quality, timelines and logistics. Lunar has also implemented a new material for an altogether better product and service. Read more about the latest upgrade of the products’ material in our post – Sustainability Shift.



Lunar consists of two co founding members, Altus van Heerden and Tyla Stallbom. During their Industrial Design degree at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, they, along with four other founding members began the company that is now Lunar Straps. Both Altus and Tyla live in Cape Town and are working hard to grow Lunar from a passion project to a successful local South African brand, aiming to proudly represent the character and spirit of South Africa around the world.

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