I want to introduce you to my newest discovery MAHI Leather. I love an opportunity to give to charity and what better way I think, by giving indirectly when you’re purchasing a quality product. MAHI is a brand who’s mission is to
“connect consumers with craftsmen, offer unmatched value and hopefully do some good along the way”
By lovingly making beautifully soft leather bags and accessories, with quality trimmings, they’ve built a brand that not only provides us the consumers with made to order products, but also donates $1.50 from each sale to FRANK water. FRANK is a UK based charity which has helped over 300,000 people in India gain access to clean water since 2005.
The MAHI name originates from the MAHI river in India, which is famously known to be a ‘sacred’ river. It’s very fitting that MAHI Leather collaborate with an organisation which provides so much to a country where 103 million people lack safe water. Living in the UK, a million miles away from India; a poverty stricken country lacking in the simplest of necessities and essential sanitation, it is my parental responsibility and duty to educate my boys. I want my children to be aware of how privileged we are, not only that, but to be appreciative of the luxuries we are all guilty of taking for granted.
Before I became I parent, I went to work for an NGO charity in Nairobi, Kenya, rehabilitating children who were homeless, taking drugs and generally in a bad way. I was fortunate enough to experience the poverty first hand, to face the real situations these children were exposed to; not having clean water, or food to eat, having to steal from people in the street, living like stray dogs, becoming ill. And this was a developing city, where the rich and poor live side by side. My memories from the work I participated in will remain with me forever, the struggle is totally real. The positive that can come from such experiences is the awareness that we can share among others. Educating the younger generations- which is exactly why I want my boys to be reminded how blessed they are to have their health, access to clean water, a roof over their heads, loving family and friends.
I absolutely love finding a brand that produces genuine high quality items made to order, cutting out the middleman all together, which is more often where inflated costs come into play. I admire excellent craftsmanship and supporting independent companies that just want to provide us the consumers with something to treasure and love. I have a soft spot for beautiful leather and MAHI have a vast collection of items that are totally GORGEOUS! They are durable, hard wearing and long lasting. You can also get yours personalised with embroidered lettering!
I have my eye on a couple for myself but they make wonderful gifts too….and with that added bonus of knowing a snippet of your money is going straight to a worthy charity FRANK Water.
Visit www.mahileather.com to check out the full range.
by Laura xx