From start to finish, each bag is a story that begins with our partner in designer handbags, UG-LEE. From the first concept to the final touches, UG-LEE guides every bag along on its journey, carefully ensuring that each step is one closer to bringing our shared vision and designs to life. They immaculately groom each process and inspect every layer to uphold their values of top quality.
Each one of our Matsidiso bags is handmade in Cape Town, South Africa, one at a time by a talented trust of women that are all given fair, livable wages- as we stand by our ethos to support organizations that are sustainable and ethical. We believe in the ethos of slow fashion, slow consumption and celebrating life with luxurious findings that are original instead of mass-produced.
Each element of this bag is hand cut and assembled to perfection. All leathers are selected by hand one-by-one and from only aniline or Grade-A leather hides that are of the best quality. We support and source from suppliers that are as pedantic about the little details as we are. And wherever possible, we put a particular emphasis on nature conservation.
All final touches on each bag come together in-house by our partner in bags, UG-LEE. All castings are made of antiqued gold or silver.
Each bag is built to last a lifetime.
Feel free to ask us about custom designed orders. We would be honoured to help you build your dream bag!