Company Profile

Leo Garments (Pty) Ltd was established in January 1983.

Our focus is the manufacture of Protective Overwear: Ballistic Protective Wear, Freezer and Cold Protective Wear, Rain Protective Wear, Chemical Protective Wear, Abrasion Protective Wear, Cut/Stab Protective Wear, Related products for safety, security, military, uniform and promotional Industries.


To manufacture Protective Overwear to the highest standard through consistent innovation and and investment in technology, machinery, process and people.


To be an internationally recognised manufacturer of Protective Overwear.

Company Location.

Central business district of Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Certification and Membership.

  • ISO 9001:2008 Accredited by the South African Bureau of Standards.,
  • National Bargaining Council of the Clothing industry: Level A compliant,
  • Department of Labour South Africa:

    • Registered for Unemployment Insurance.
    • Registered for Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease.
    • Registered as a designated employer for Employment Equity.
  • Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Level 1, Procurement Recognition Level of 135%.
  • Member of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Member of the Southern African Protective Equipment Marketing Association (SAPEMA).
  • Part of Rama Group.


Leo Garments differentiates itself from other clothing industries in terms of the type of products manufactured. It has a highly qualified specialized team of managers and operators who have vast experience in the protective overwear industry. Leo Garments has a dedicated Design and Development team who are always innovating in terms of product development.

Machinery and technology.

Leo Garments constantly upgrades its machines. Specialised machines, such as tape seam sealing, high frequency and ultrasonic welding, embroidery, quilting and computerised pattern sewers are used to enhance product quality and adhere to stringent safety regulations. We have amongst the largest seam sealing capacity in the region.

Customer Base.

Leo Garments is a supplier to re-sellers of protective clothing and related products. The company prides itself in being associated with some of the predominant role players in the safety industry. The company also tenders for South African national orders. It has supplied rainwear to the South African Air Force, the South African Police Service and the South African Navy and Cold Protective Wear to the South African Military Health Service and the South African Navy.

Skills development training.

Leo Garments has a fully equipped on-site training faculty and continuously engages in employee development programmes offered by the FPM SETA and other training providers. The company also contributes to worker academic improvement programmes by the way of study grants.

Corporate social responsibility.

Leo Garments is always mindful of its corporate social responsibility and contributes generously to various charities in both time and financially.