Meru Oaks Handcrafted Leather Crossbody Bag

$99.00

This bag is exclusive to Meru Oaks. It is custom-made on demand and is not mass produced. 


Inspired by traditional Kenyan tribal leather-works, this unique, stylish leather crossbody bag is handcrafted in Kenya using both traditional and modern methods to create the intricate designs and patterns on the leather. Versatile and multi-functional, it can be worn over the shoulder or across body.


WILDLIFE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION

We believe in the practice of protecting wild plant and animal species and their habitats. The goal of wildlife conservation is to ensure that nature will be around for future generations to enjoy and also to recognize the importance of wildlife and wilderness for humans and all other species alike.

MERU OAKS WILL DONATE 10% OF PROCEEDS EARNED FROM THE SALE OF THIS BAG TO THE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION OF ELEPHANTS IN KENYA


FEATURES & MATERIALS:

Ethically and sustainably sourced leather: – We use leather which is a by-product of humanely treated, free and open range, grazed cattle raised for food in Kenya. The leather is hand processed and tanned using environmentally friendly recipes in rural tanning enterprises that create employment for small business.

Handcrafted in Kenya

Ethically & fairly traded


CARE

Handle with clean hands. Avoid cleaning products with alcohol, turpentine or other mineral spirits as they will discolor and dry out leather. Do not machine wash, spin or tumble dry. Stuff your unused bag to restore and hold its shape.


 

Description

For centuries, leather-work indigenous to Kenya has been practiced by practically all the communities and tribes.  With animals being so much a part of Africa, some of our handcrafted items feature animals.  Each one of our leather bags is handcrafted using traditional and modern techniques by leather workers who are the main breadwinners in the community and the income made goes back into the community. These sustainable practices also decrease the need for harmful practices in the area such as poaching and charcoal burning.