14 Oct Artisan Story – Our Handmade Leather Fringe Bags
We love handmade treasures and cherish Mother Earth and we try to honor that philosophy by seeking out ethically produced, handcrafted pieces to compliment our collections. Our mission is to contribute something to this world by sustainably producing our products and working with local artists all over the world brings us a few steps in the right way.
In the first five months of this year, we visited some of South East Asia’s beautiful countries where we met inspirational people who we are now proudly working with.
One of these inspirational duos lives in the outskirts of Thailand where we ended up after an 8-hour scooter ride through the mountains. Benevolent to give these people a little hand and open up their world, we want to keep their work exclusive and as authentic as possible.
The duo presides over an extremely special, handmade craftsmanship and as soon as we met, we were awestruck by their one-of-a-kind talents of leather tanning and beading. The leather is perfectly processed and the beads are attached by hand so effortlessly looping the thread almost blindly from under the bag. Watching them working so carefully and completely focused, gave us a deeper appreciation for the passionate work that goes into something you will treasure for a lifetime.
Following this story, these bags are a true statement piece perfectly finished with sophisticated embroidery, beads and feathers. Not to mention that they are 100% eco-friendly and their names all inspired by their unique design and style.
It is extremely important to us that every artist finds themselves in good working conditions. We know ourselves and we know that we will pursue to keep our standards high.
Over the past 8 months, we have continued to seek out socially responsible and ethical artisan groups. We are extremely proud to be working with these amazing people to create beautiful things and in the process of supporting communities of artisans whose craft needs to be preserved and treasured for generations to come.
Shop our handmade leather bags here.