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ENAT on The Good Feed by Sevenly

Tell stories is good. That's why we absolutely loved telling our story on the fashion-for-good power house, Sevenly's, new blog that gives indie conscious brands a platform to do so. (PS if you haven't heard about their model, check them out! They help causes all over the world fundraise and create awareness through advocacy apparel and accessories.)  You'll hear a bit more about how we started, how we met Daniel (yeah, that^^ fella), and our personal inspiration for starting ENAT in the first place...all the way down to preschool connections.  Read the full story on The Good Feed 

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Making the Perfect Leather Bag: Visiting a Tannery in Ethiopia

We're extra hard at work restocking our shelves in preparation for the unveiling of the newest additions to our collection. But first things first: Co-Founder Eliza and Daniel, one of our Ethiopian partners, took a trip to an Addis tannery last week to source the leather for Daniel's Shop Enat styles. The shopping list? Leather for our black totes, brown totes, and a new black crossbody bag. ^ We weave our way through the offerings, searching for exactly what Daniel needs. He spies a nice brown leather, perfect for The Everyday Tote in Saddle, but they don't have enough stock, so we move on.    ^ A worker at the tannery shows Daniel a sample of a saddle-colored leather. Daniel checks for quality and is still...

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Meet our Partner: Haimanot

Today we're introducing you to one of our Addis entrepreneurs and role models, Haimanot.      You know her as the entrepreneur who makes the Gold Wrap Bracelet. She’s the star behind jewelry at Enat.      Haimanot is actually one half of a two part equation — Haimanot and her twin Tigist started their jewelry design and production company, T&G, when they were just 17. Through a program by Gemini Trust the sisters learned enough design and manufacturing knowledge to hit the ground running. Their success was slow but steady, eventually earning them the spot as mentors and teachers for a jewelry design course with the non-profit Trampled Rose, where they trained over 100 women in their craft.      Over...

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Meet Our Partner: Daniel

It’s time for a shout out. We’ve talked a lot about the small business entrepreneurs we have partnered with — the leather workers and jewelry makers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — and how they inspired our mission at Enat. We’d like to think we’re good at our job, but these guys take it to a whole other level. So meet Daniel. Eliza stumbled upon his work at a bazaar and was immediately impressed by the quality of his workmanship and designs. She left with Daniel’s phone number safely tucked into her pocket and soon after organized a trip to meet him at his workshop in CMC, a southeastern suburb of Addis. As much as we love his eye for design, we’re also...

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