Step 3: Get some leather: cut, dry and prepare it. This leather comes from zambian cows and is processed by a zambian company, Zamleather (who also run ZamShu, ZamBeef, ZamEverything) and is processed on the spot.
Step 4: Prepare and split the leather, add the canvas backing and send it to this guy for cutting
Step 5: Send the cut pieces (6 sided and 5 sided) to the silkscreening room, where this guy (below) will hand screen the pieces (for 'Save the Children' in this instance).
Step 6: Head to the stitching room
Step 7: collect your other equipment: thread,
Step 8: Comb the thread, wax the thread, and thread the needle
Step 9: Start stitching
until you are almost done, then turn it right side out, put in the air bladder (theirs come from India the only bit that is not local in these balls)
Step 10: Stitch the ball closed
Real leather, size 5, handstitched, made in Zambia.
We had a small batch of balls printed - it took 4 days (from when we asked to when we got them) and cost about kw73,000 per ball (around $14)