A BRAND CREATED OUT OF A LOVE FOR TRAVEL, CULTURE, COMMUNITY AND HANDMADE GOODS.
Leather Souk a man owned, small business was founded by karim in 2016 and based between the Washington, DC area and Marrakech. We work to bridge the connection of artisans we partner and their handmade good with our customers by collaborating directly with artisans in different regions of Morocco. Through this process it ensures craft preservation and assist in bringing the work of our artisan partners to a wider market. It is our passion to empower our partners which is only possible through entrepreneur skills, higher incomes by giving fair wages and raising awareness in artisan communities. We are a small company, but a small company can still make a great impact in someones future.
There is a larger opportunity to support and empower under-compensated handcraft artisans who lack access to the tools and resources, poor production infrastructure, access to working capital and contemporary entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in the global marketplace. While on sourcing trips, we look to partner with local talented artisans and small businesses directly who we can collaborate in design, create or source a beautiful collections of handmade goods for you and your home. Our goal is to bring a sense of community and empowerment by providing ethically-sourced, responsibly-made goods from the artisans we work with in Morocco.
During our trips to Morocco we work with small single owned, family-run businesses and independently-run cooperatives. During each trip our process is highly collaborative with the artisans we work with. Each artisan skills, creativity and knowledge of our partners is important to us. They set their own wages, and we are committed to following fair trade practices in all aspects of our business. Many of the artisans we partner with have been working in their craft for generations and are masters in their field. Our artisan partners are our friends and collaborators, as well as our biggest source of inspiration.
In addition to the our collection, we showcase a select range of art, books, jewelry, apothecary and other home & personal accessories from US based women-owned and family run businesses. We are strongly committed to promoting ethically made goods that share this commitment through the brands that we choose to stock online.