Jahde Leather Atelier is a Charleston-based design studio founded by Andrea (Andy) Jahde. Using age-old leatherworking techniques and high-quality, American-sourced materials, Andy creates one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, and thoughtful leather goods. Her collections are all designed, shaped, sewn, and created by hand in her Queen Street studio.
Mercado Global is a Brooklyn-based accessory brand and non-profit that empowers rural Latin American women to become entrepreneurs. The women they partner with are incredibly talented weavers and sewers, whose main barrier between a life of poverty and unlimited possibilities is access to a market. Through donor-funded business education and leadership programs, Mercado Global helps women create community businesses to support themselves and their families.
Purse & Clutch believes that good fashion is as much about the maker as it is about the finished product. By working directly with artisans in Mexico & Ethiopia, they produce thoughtfully designed & ethically made handbags to help end the cycle of poverty - to be a part of changing the fashion industry for good.
While out for dinner a few years ago, Molly Fienning encountered one of Charleston’s culinary urban legends: a hot sauce that patrons were stealing right off the restaurant table. She was amused by the sauce’s lore and added a few dashes to her meal. The Fresno-based sauce was full of flavor, subtle heat and complemented every bite. Soon thereafter, she partnered with Chef Geoff Rhyne to bring his sauce to tables across the country.