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XL Raw Leather Tote

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The product:

Meet our customers’ all-time favorite product! The big sister to our Large Raw Leather Tote, the XL is about 2 inches bigger all around. In addition to being a great every day work, school, or mom bag like the Large, the XL also works perfectly as a weekend getaway bag or a carry on that you can stuff extra things into!

It has both an external pocket perfect for things like a phone and keys and an equally useful internal pocket as well. Finished off with a removable chunky leather tassel and a leather "Haiti" tag, because we're a little proud of that fact!

The details:

-20 inches wide, 16 inches deep

-we mean it when we say XL! This is a BIG bag!

-full grain leather

-98% locally sourced materials (everything besides a few hardware pieces!)

The story:

All of our leather- whether it is from the Noble Goat (one of the primary sources of protein in Haiti) sheep, or cow- is sourced in-country as a by-product of food. Talk about an authentic #notwasted story! Our leather products are handmade in “The Brothers” Workshop in Jubilee, a small developing community by the sea, on the outskirts of Gonaives. Founded by Benson Thermidor, this workshop employs over 20 people and is changing the story for people in this neighborhood.



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!