Technique: Leatherwork

Leatherwork

Several artisans working with The Little Market create elegant products that are handmade from leather. At Haiti Design Co-op, 15 men, who are led by head manager Cenice, are skilled in leatherwork. When they began working as a team, they called themselves “Ekip Solid,” or “Solid Team.” This title continues to be appropriate for the talented group of artisans. The leather at Haiti Design Co-op is locally sourced from a family-owned tannery within the country, and the group specializes in durable, full-grain, and vegetable-tanned leather.

In Dallas, Texas, GAIA’s female artisans design beautiful leather tassels. These tassels are made from genuine suede and lambskin leather that are sourced from partner Global Leathers out of New York City, as well as brass lobsters and brown leather loops, which are from a local Dallas partner, Tandy Leather. Mother and daughter-in-law Huda and Bothina made the leather tassels that can be found in our curated collection. It takes approximately 20 minutes to make these fair trade pieces. The artisans cut the leather, roll the materials carefully, and then glue them together. Huda and Bothina arrived in the United States in December of 2015, and they’ve been working at GAIA for approximately one year now. Bothina has been promoted from Refugee Artisan to Refugee Artisan Coordinator and Trainer, and she’s also the first female refugee GAIA has promoted to this position.

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Moroccan Leather Stool

$ 68.00

Sit pretty with this leather stool. Or showcase your favorite plants and succulents on top. Each purchase empowers artisans at Chabi Chic in Morocco. Details Small approximately 14" long x...
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  • 4 x Small Approx: 10.5” tall with 4 in shopping carts

Details

  • Small approximately 14" long x 14" wide x 10.5" tall
  • Medium approximately 14.5" long x 14.5" wide x 14.5" tall
  • Large approximately 13.5" long x 13.5" wide x 18.5" tall
  • Materials: wood and leather
  • Care instructions: Wipe clean with a dry, soft cloth and use soft cleaners to preserve leather. Blot and spot clean spills with a damp cloth and let air dry.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Moroccan Leather Stool

$ 68.00 - $ 108.00
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Moroccan Leather Bench

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Sit pretty on this timeless leather bench. Keep it in the living room or a foyer to add the finishing touches to your space. Each purchase empowers artisans at Chabi...

Details

  • Approximately 25.5" long x 14" wide x 14" tall
  • Care instructions: Wipe clean with a dry, soft cloth and use soft cleaners to preserve leather. Blot and spot clean spills with a damp cloth and let air dry.
  • Materials: wood and leather
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Leather Key Fob - Redwood

$ 24.00

Easily keep track of your keys with this stylish key fob. It was beautifully handmade using locally sourced leather. Every purchase supports artisans at Haiti Design Co. Details Approximately 1"...

Details

  • Approximately 1" wide, 7" tall
  • Hand-stitched with full-grain Haitian vegetable-tanned leather
  • Features solid brass hardware
  • Care instructions: Gently remove dirt with a suede brush or eraser.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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Leather Key Fob - Chocolate

$ 24.00

Easily keep track of your keys with this stylish key fob. It was beautifully handmade using locally sourced leather. Every purchase supports artisans at Haiti Design Co. Details Approximately 1"...

Details

  • Approximately 1" wide, 7" tall
  • Hand-stitched with full-grain Haitian vegetable-tanned leather
  • Features solid brass hardware
  • Care instructions: Gently remove dirt with a suede brush or eraser.
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur

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