Leather Fringe Bag

Made In Kenya
Regular price $130

Leather Fringe Bag made from byproduct cow leather with recycled brass hardware, magnetic closure, and interior pocket.

 Approximate Dimensions: 10”w x 12"h  x 3”d plus 3" handle drop
This handbag will wear beautifully over time with normal precautions and will benefit from standard suede care. We recommend pre-treating with a standard suede protectant. Avoid contact with water, oils, creams, perfumes, staining liquids, and rough or abrasive materials. Avoid contact with fabrics in a contrasting color to the handbag as color transfer may occur. For long-term storage, fill with tissue paper to maintain shape, zip any zippers, and place upright in a dust bag without anything stacked on top or tightly alongside in a temperate environment.
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Leather Fringe Bag

This designer started a job skills training program for leatherworking in Nairobi, Kenya. This led to a full-fledged for-profit manufacturing operation and leather brand, which employs the trainees full time after they complete the program.  

As the training program grew, the founder noticed that more than ninety percent of the candidates who came for interviews for a stitching position (a skilled, higher paying job) were men, and that these men go on to train younger men – not women. She’s now expanding her training program to focus on training more women.  

Now there are thirty-two artisans working with byproduct cow leather to make the Leather Fringe Bag. The fringe on the bags is hand cut, taking a full day to make all of the cuts and another day to stitch together. The handles are made from recycled brass in a separate workshop where they produce five sets a day.

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