Umeli – The Representative
"It makes me feel like I am on my way to sign an important contract." - Steven
Sometimes you need an accessory that shows you mean business, but you mean business tastefully.
The Umeli is loved by corporate gentleman who wants something elegant that helps him performing at his best. The outside is crafted from the softest Italian calf leather. The inside features nifty pockets for easy accessibility, lined with beautiful Italian silk-like fabric in contrast color.
Handcrafted with passion by expert African artisans in our South-African atelier. Premium calfskin leather is sourced from a small family owned business in Tuscany Italy, a region well known for its exceptional leather quality. Threads and silk lining come from the Como region in Italy, famous for supplying luxury brands with fabrics. Our uniquely created scent is sprayed on as the cherry on top. We craft and source our singular pieces in an ethical, sustainable, and eco-friendly manner.
Every bag is handcrafted just for you. Let us know in your order notes what personalised text you would like, and we'll have your made-to-order bag delivered worldwide in around 10 business days.
Changed your mind? If your bag was not personalized, you are welcome to return your item within 30 days for free.
42cm x 7cm x 31cm
17inch x 3inch x 12.5inch
Traditional brands from Europe in the luxury bag industry markup their products 10x the true cost. Because we take pride in being a responsible brand, we refuse to do that. We work directly with local African artisans that have years of experience making luxury items. By paying fair wages and cutting out unnecessary middlemen with inflated markups, we build a platform for African luxury to stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional luxury brands. In short, we often make higher quality items with personalisation at a fraction of the price you would pay elsewhere in the world.
Change the world with us.
Join a President and Oscar winning actors, and change the face of contemporary luxury. From being featured by Beyoncé's website to premiering at SA Fashion Week 2019, the world is taking notice of our African master artisans. Every stitch and fold thoughtfully brought together in your unique made-to-order bag.
Do something different, leave the follow-crowd behind, and help the world recognize the untapped potential of African luxury.