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Two Shades of Leather Pouch

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The Product:

Made with strips of leftover leather pieces, this pouch can be used as a wallet, small clutch, or a pouch you throw in your purse to keep things organized. Sturdy leather strap and zipper closure finish it with strength!

The Story:

Goat is a primary source of protein here in Haiti. Don't think about that too much.. Ha! BUT nothing is wasted here. NOTHING. So Benson buys the whole pelt...he buys hundreds of them! He makes journals and totes and many things...and he ends up with barrels of good leather that he paid good money for that are in smaller pieces. This cool design is a way to monetize the smaller pieces which is just a good idea all the way around

The Details:

-90% local materials



About the Partner & Their Impact:

Our Impact Partner, 2nd Story Goods understands how it feels to want to buy things that are good for the people who made them, the planet, and you. This is why they have been working on the ground with their artisans in Gonaives, Haiti for 10 years, creating recycled, handcrafted goods for a livable wage. Last year, their impact enabled over 108 children to stay in school, not because of hand-outs, but through the dignity of their parents’ work with 2nd Story Goods.

Empowerment Through Employment + Women Owned + Cultural Preservation

2nd Story Goods

Why do we partner with 2nd Story Goods?
2nd Story Goods was one of our first partners and one of our most popular. They believe in providing fair wages to the craftsmen and artisans who produce their beautiful goods. That's why 2nd Story Goods pays artisans on average 135% above minimum wage, upfront, for their work.
 
They also believe in embedding their company in the communities that produce their goods. That's why the Director of 2nd Story Goods, Kathy Brooks, lives full-time in Jubilee, Haiti. She works tirelessly to cultivate community with the local artisans with whom she works.
 
Check out their incredible goods below!