You’re cultured, you’re cosmopolitan – or at least you are trying to be. One thing that is a must in your closet is the travel bag that just screams sophisticat as you run down the terminals of Charles de Gaulle, London Heathrow or Dubai International. We bring you the scoop on a few awesome African inspired brands that not only exude swag, but are easy on the wallet.
Elkarti Morocco not only designs handmade luxury accessories, they are an ethical fashion line that invests in education and artisan training to preserve the art of artisan crafts in Morocco and worldwide.
“Growing up close to her I picked up an eye for design and working closely with artisans in the markets of Morocco made me fall in love with traditional Moroccan leather craftsmanship” – Ahmed Abidine, Creative Director, Elkarti Morocco.
Elkarti satchels are handcrafted by master artisans of the Deaf Artisan Group of Marrakech.
THE WREN DESIGN
The Wren Design – Each fabric has a story of its own to tell, from the linen grain sacks that were woven between 1880 and 1910 to the well-travelled coffee sacks infused with their cargo of aromatic beans.
No piece of Kuba cloth is exactly the same – Adele Dejak uses hand woven raffia from the Democratic Republic of Congo to make unique pieces that are stylish and fun to own.