Most handbags made in Africa have various things in common : locally sourced materials, vibrant designs, high quality and authenticity. Take the following for example:
1. KONA (UGANDA)
Based out of Kampala, Uganda, Kona curates beautiful hand-made pieces with materials that are locally and sustainably sourced. Kona fuses elements of both Indian and Ugandan culture to create stunning collections. They are found in store at the moment and are working on their online store. But this is their website here.
Their tagline is 'Functional leather art.' And true to form they hand-make bold designs of leather goods like bags, belts, folios and key holders in Nairobi, Kenya. Shop their designs here.
Established in 2010 and inspired by African culture, bags from O'Eclat are handmade using locally sourced leather. Their 2015 Edition Nouveau Collection featured structured cross-body bags and totes made of colourful fabric and leather. Shop their brand here.
This brand makes sophisticated and feminine leather handbags for the everyday woman. They also make accessories, shoes and everything in between. To view their products visit their website here.
Their Moroccan leather bags are hand-cut and machine stitched in a small workshop in Fez, Morocco. Their premium leather bags, are made in a workshop in Tangier.They also have hand-cut and hand-stitched leather bags from Marrakech. Shop their products here.
***The author of this post runs her own blog, winniethefashionista.com, that features African brands.