KOLUNTU means “community” in Xhosa, a national language of South Africa. They are committed to aesthetics and quality and bringing you a glamorous piece of Africa to wear for a lifetime, using only ethically sourced and sustainable raw materials. Every piece is handmade, using zero waste and fair trade principles.
We are happy to welcome KOLUNTU along with 100 of the Midwest’s finest artisans in food, fashion, home goods + art, to the Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan MFG (401 N. Morgan St., Chicago) on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 10am-4pm.
At KOLUNTU, they celebrate the wonders of Africa – the vibrant landscapes, the tenacity of the people, and the endless wealth of natural resources. Every item in the collection is a unique piece of Africa, touched by Native Africans.
The KOLUNTU collection includes:
• Handbags – feather, leather & hide handbags, clutches, cross-body bags & purses
• Wallets, Purses, Belts – crocodile, ostrich & springbok (antelope) leathers
• Jewelry – earrings, cuffs, bracelets
• Mohair – shawls, capes, ponchos & beanies
• Home Decor – for home & office
The love of indigenous, locally-sourced materials crafted by the hands of the community evolved into a collection of wearable art made from ostrich skin and feathers, springbok, zebra, and the purest, most sustainable Mohair wool in the world.
KOLUNTU empowers talented, hard-working individuals by sharing their handcrafts and their uplifting stories with mindful, global citizens who appreciate the beauty and design of these works of art, as well as the integrity and culture woven into each piece. When you purchase a piece from the collection, you make a difference in the lives of women and their children and become a part of the community … welcome to KOLUNTU.
Fair Trade Principles: payment of a fair price, ensuring no child labor or forced labor, ensuring good working conditions and promoting Fair Trade.