We chose to partner with the cooperative in South Africa because of their keen eye for quality and style, in addition to aligning with our brand's values.
We partner with 80 artisans in South Africa, who create our best selling upcycled leather wrap bracelets. This cooperative is focused on the recruitment, training, and job creation in the fashion and textile manufacturing industry. Through this cooperative, artisans are trained to focus on quality, consistency and reliability. Beyond fair trade wages and health benefits, this cooperative provides retirement annuities and business support for any artisans who want to start their own endeavor. This cooperative provides flexible work opportunities in a dignifying and safe environment for women with good earning potential and opportunities for advancement.
The bracelets are made by shredding discarded leather scraps, and compressing it together to create smooth and sturdy recycled leather. The leather is screenprinted with inspiring quotes, then cut into long strips. We’d love to know what quote you’d like to see featured next!