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ENAT Ethical Fashion Digest: What we're reading this week (ed. 2)

ENAT Ethical Fashion Digest: What we're reading this week (ed. 2) We’re back with another installment of the ENAT Ethical Fashion Digest – because we know you need some summer beach reading. We’re seeing more and more news stories about what’s going on in conscious and sustainable fashion around the globe. Here is a roundup ove what we’ve liked most in the past two weeks.Thanks for following along! Eliza + Olivia (Want this in your inbox next time? Drop us your email and we'll send it your way!) _________ Ocean Plastics are IN– or so we’re told. Brands are starting to use plastic salvaged from the likes of the Pacific Garbage Patch, and we’re totally into it. (via Marie...

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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: 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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