Karama's luxurious leather is sourced from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, home of two partner organizations. These groups find a variety of types and colors of high quality full grain leather at local tanneries, then bring them back to their workshops to begin the process of creating exquisite bags, totes, wallets and pouches. First, artisans draw the pattern directly onto the leather. A cutter then cuts out each piece.
Next, a finisher glues each piece together and hands the attached piece to the seamstress, who sews them together.
The finishers hammer folds, remove pencil marks, and cut stray strings.