Taking its creative inspiration from the lifestyle of the Afar people, the WAWI 2021 bag collection was developed in collaboration with two artists; Micheal Tsegaye and Isabel Tesfazghi. The Afar society represents a vivid example of the many African cultures passing through the turbulence of globalization while resiliently struggling to maintain their indigenous identities. Photographed by Micheal Tsegaye in 2019, the Afar man and women featured on the bags manifest originality and boldness embedded within the social fabric of the Afar society. Designed by Isabel Tesfazghi, the patterns accompanying the photograph stand for dynamic movements and spiritual connectivity.
WAWI is a fashion label that combines contemporary Ethiopian design with modern fashion. WAWI caters for mindful fashion buyers seeking a comfortable modern look with artistically expressed meaning. Co-founded by sister entrepreneurs who are passionate to amplify Ethiopian and African stories, the WAWI fashion platform works in close collaboration with African artists. WAWI seeks to transform contemporary art into a wearable fashion products.
Our travelling bag is a classic. Made by our very best craftsmen from 100% genuine leather with a plush velvet interior which screams luxury. This bag is sure to help you make fashion statements everywhere you choose to carry it. Travel in style everyday with the Nielein travel bag.
Yebo Bag is a leather well fitted laptop bag. It has class, and it's essential for the dapper man. This handsome structured bag will help you carry things in style as it comes with 2 interior compartments. It has an outer pouch pocket for transporting documents with ease and 6 loops for pencils and pen. Carry Yebo bag by its top handle or wear it by its detachable strap. This cowhide leather laptop for men is all the motivation you will need to head to the office for work.
Hand-made from 100% genuine leather. The Mwende backpack is ideal for that globe trotter rushing through various airports to catch their next flight and doesn't want to compromise on quality, style and convenience while at it. It is designed to make a statement about who you are on and off duty.
Introducing The Khaya Waistbag. A unisex limited edition capsule. A modern take on the fannypack using strong and structured lines to showcase a reinterpretation of traditional African aesthetics.
Printed vegetable tanned leather comprising of three African inspired custom illustrations of which two were created especially for us in collaboration with artist Brian Tompkins.
Drawing inspiration from the geometric shapes handwoven on traditional Kuba cloth, multiple-disciplinary artist Brian Tompkins named this custom pattern 'Scatterbrain' as he saw that the shapes mimic the folds of the brain.
It's made cow-hide leather. It's a luxurious bag designed with the intent to emulate quality and fineness. This handcrafted masterpiece has two inner side pouches, a side zipper pouch and a unique handle of both chain and leather.
The Amiyu is one of those bags that you want because it can be anything you want it to be; laptop bag, travel bag, casual weekend bag and even a baby bag. It has deep compartments and long shoulder straps, making it really easy to carry.
The interior features an expandable main compartment suitable to hold a laptop, paperwork or other belongings and one end to end zipped compartment for those items you want to keep extra safe. On the side of the inside of the bag is a zipped pocket big enough to throw in your keys and phone for easy access.