Mongoose is an original and innovative design and manufacturing company based in Pretoria, working with 25 previously disadvantaged women and men who have been trained to manufacture beautiful handcrafted bags. Mongoose proudly reaches out to craft projects in rural areas where they work together with rural printers. 50% of fabrics used to make up their products and ranges are community based projects and printed by hand with silk screens in rural areas. Just like its namesake, the Mongoose team is tenacious and firm in its commitment to quality, constantly growing the production and honing their skills and quirky South African designs, strong in their community projects and support of local rural artists.