Leather Keyfob Natural
This perfectly hand-stitched leather keyfob is the perfect accessory for the practical minimalist with a love for quality. You can turn your keychain in to a style statement with just this one piece. The leather team at Haiti Design Co-op consists of 15 men led by their head manager, Cenice. When the team first started working together they named themselves "Ekip Solid", meaning "Solid Team". This name represents their team well, and has stuck ever since. All leather is locally sourced from a family owned tannery in Haiti that specializes in full-grain, vegetable tanned leather.
Size: 3 x 3/4" x 2.5"
Story: Haiti Design Co-op was founded in 2014 with the goal of bring about sustainable development through design, training, and job creation. Their workshop mantra is "MEN ANPIL, CHAY PA LOU". This is an old Haitian proverb meaning "MANY HANDS MAKE THE LOAD LIGHT". They believe that there is commonality between the designer, maker, and consumer, and that when working together they help lighten each other's load and bring about lasting positive impact.
Founders Chandler and Josh, with some team members, have seen their small workshop grow and evolved into a training and production center, employing over 150 people within the workshop and HDC partner branches. Over the years, HDC has collaborated with many talented designers that have come to Haiti and led workshops to train teams in new and better production techniques. These collaborations have been the foundations for many of the teams they are able to employ today.
Haiti Design Co-op houses and partners with production teams working in many types of artisan crafting, including leatherwork, sewing, jewelry making, aluminum casting, metal work, weaving, beadwork, horn & bone, tailoring, and shoe making.
HDC works to provide consistent employment in-house in order to give job training and stability to individuals in vulnerable situations. They aim to help artisan leaders succeed as independent entrepreneurs in the community.
Haiti Design Co-op believes the marriage of design and purpose can have a long lasting ripple effect of development and community building.
All items are handmade and can slightly vary in size & colour.
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