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Announcement    LeyeLesi is a sustainable and ethical brand that infuses luxurious textures of locally sourced leathers and indigenous fabrics into every creation. Every piece is handcrafted by our team of Artisans in West Africa.


Last updated on Jan 25, 2019

LeyeLesi is a sustainable and ethical brand that infuses luxurious textures of locally sourced leathers and indigenous fabrics into every creation. Every piece is handcrafted by our team of Artisans in West Africa.



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About LeyeLesi

Sales 109
On Etsy since 2015

The Background and Ethos of the LeyeLesi Brand

LeyeLesi products are made using materials that showcase Africa’s rich culture and creative craftsmanship. Our bags and shoes come alive using vibrant Ankara Wax, locally dyed Adire and locally sourced leathers from Morocco and Nigeria. Our designs are characterised by bright, exuberant and unique colours with emphasis placed on quality finishing. Our goal is that each piece is a functional work of art, leaving the customer with luxurious product which infuses our rich African art and culture.

Every Leyelesi design radiates the heart of what it means to be African: genuine, vibrant and proud leaving each bag with a strong sense of personality, self-identity, quality and truth. We strive for class and individuality in every handbag. Many of our bags are exclusives usually owing to the uniqueness of the colours, textures, patterns of fabrics and limited mass production of our leathers.

We aim to create products that promote and sustain the culture and people of African societies. LeyeLesi is committed to using artisans in West Africa (many of whom are women) to produce quality pieces in the “motherland.” We believe in responsible production, where artisans are treated fairly and can support their families with an honest wage. We live by the motto of "Leave this earth a better place than you met it," and there's no harm in looking good while doing it!

All final products go through quality control to ensure every product lives up to the expectations of the LeyeLesi brand.

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Shop members

  • LeyeLesi

    Owner, Creative Director

    Aghogho, is a Nigerian-American, that has always dreamed of creating a brand that would infuse her rich culture into her designs. The brand aims create one of a kind luxurious pieces, while utilizing the talents of local Artisans in West Africa.

  • The Artisan


    Since 2014, LeyeLesi has helped to employ several artisans throughout Nigeria. We also support local Adire fabric makers that keep the local culture of indigo fabric dying indigenous to the Yoruba Ethnic group of southwestern Nigeria, flourishing.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 25, 2019
Welcome to LeyeLesi!

All pieces are handcrafted by our teams of Artisans in West Africa infusing the use of luxurious locally sourced leathers and handmade African Fabrics. We are dedicated to making statement pieces and building a distinctive brand in which all pieces are made ethically.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
We do not except refunds and only exchanges or store credit. Please read descriptions in depth and ask any questions if you are unsure of something.

In the rare event that an item arrives faulty, we will offer a full refund. For faulty items, please notify us within 7 days and return the item within 14 working days for a full refund or exchange.

Return postage costs are at the buyers expense and will not be refunded.

If you have any problems please email us and we will do our best to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

A refund will not be given until the returned item has been received, thus please ensure you track your parcels.
Please make payment immediately after placing your order.

Payment can either be made directly through Etsy or via PayPal. If you live within the Edinburgh area send us a message to inquire about payment in person (please note we will only meet in public places and never at our homes).
Most of our items will be shipped within 3 to 5 days of payment, unless otherwise stated on the individual listing.

Items will be delivered through Royal Mail Second Class Signed For within the United Kingdom. This will take approximately 2 to 3 working days. Please be aware that a signature will be required on delivery.

Items sent outside the United Kingdom will be sent by Royal Mail International NOT tracked or signed for, to keep shipping cost low. If you require your parcel to be tracked please choose an upgrade option when checking out. International items can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks to arrive to your specified country, and 4 weeks in extreme cases, depending on the customs policy of your country.

Please note Royal Mail shipping times are in accordance with what is stated on www.royalmail.co.uk and are not guaranteed. These are for guidance purposes only (see above).

Please note, it is at the buyers risk, if in the rare case, an item becomes damaged or lost in the mail. In accordance with Royal Mail guidelines, we need to allow 28 days for delivery. If you have any issues, please do send us a message as soon as possible.

Shipping addresses are copied and pasted from your Etsy order. The buyer is responsible for ensuring shipping addresses are correct. Refunds will not be given if the item is returned to sender due to incorrect contact details.

Please note that custom charges and taxes may be applicable for international orders and will be the sole responsibility of the buyer. We will not commit fraud and change the cost and value of your items. Please check with your local authorities on the guidelines for taxes and surcharges on international orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
As everything is handmade, there may be very slight variations between pieces. We love to customise pieces to make them extra special. Please email us if you have any special requirements. Customised pieces on average take 2 months to produce.

Please note that all designs including custom order designs are the property of LeyeLesi and may not be re-produced.

Whole sale orders are available on request.

If you need anything else please send us a message directly.