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. By designing collections for the international market while using traditional local weaving techniques, Mercado Global is changing the status quo for women, communities, and the industry.