Rarity Handbag- Fancy in black, Ostrich feathers
We make your bags, beautiful bags, in our studio at the foot of Table mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Here we are a family, we laugh, we cry, we argue, but most importantly we communicate and understand. We do not do piece work; we are all permanently employed so that we can plan around a stable income. We also have the advantage of leaving our challenging communities to work in a studio that is filled with light and air and overlooks the Cape town harbour. Our company believes in us and practices the ten fair trade principles. Why is this so important? Well, because our lives are full of challenges, we are the survivors' of abuse, of gang warfare, of drug abuse. We have lost children, family and friends before their time, we have fled countries, we suffer from Aids. So, working in a company that respects us, see as a people and believes in the betterment of our lives, helps us believe in our future. Because we are living in a discriminatory society, we all have committed to our NON DISCRIMINATION policy, we know that feeling safe, loved and respected at work, by each other, allows us to be the best we can. We all want to learn more skills, make more bags, and reach more markets.We want to travel the world, own our own homes, learn new things, try new ways of crafting. Our dreams are tied in with the company, as the growth within our company, makes our aspirations a reality. All the things that are done for us make us want to do more. We want to become the best in the market, to show our family, our children, and our communities our success. To show that it is possible to work in an ethical, happy, environment and create unique handbags while uplifting those around us. We make beautiful bags for you. The fact that you see us makes us smile because we make them for you. We are the Rarity family.