ChameleonGoods

Handbags, decor, and accessories. Handmade in Africa.

Mossel Bay, South Africa On Etsy since 2014

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ChameleonGoods

Handbags, decor, and accessories. Handmade in Africa.

Mossel Bay, South Africa | 101 Sales

ChameleonGoods is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner We are going to be creatively busy behind the scenes at Chameleon Goods for the next few weeks while South Africa is under "lock-down". Once all services are back up and running (and we're positively optimistic about the world's return to a new normal), you'll be happy to find some great new items to add beauty to your life.
Take good care and we'll see you on the other side!

All the best to you,
Jill @ChameleonGoods

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 18, 2020

We are going to be creatively busy behind the scenes at Chameleon Goods for the next few weeks while South Africa is under "lock-down". Once all services are back up and running (and we're positively optimistic about the world's return to a new normal), you'll be happy to find some great new items to add beauty to your life.
Take good care and we'll see you on the other side!

All the best to you,
Jill @ChameleonGoods

J Jodrey

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J Jodrey

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About ChameleonGoods

Sales 101
On Etsy since 2014

Casual chic styles for you and your home. Handcrafted with care in South Africa.

For the woman who dresses to look stylish but wants to feel comfortable, Chameleon Goods provides original high-quality handbags and accessories, inspired by the stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures of Africa.

Shop members

  • Jill Jodrey

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Chameleon Goods pairs local leather with handcrafted African cloths to create unique and stylish handbags for women. The beautiful imperfections of the textiles make each bag unique.

Production partners

  • Independent Leatherworker

    Mossel Bay, South Africa

    I work with this independent partner to realize some of the products I'm unable to create on my own.

  • Traditional Handicrafts Workshop (Social Enterprise)

    Egypt

    A 100% Bedouin woman run enterprise in Egypt that produces embroidered and beaded handicrafts, using traditional motifs and patterns that were revived from older generations.

  • Sewing Company (Skills Training Centre)

    Cape Town, South Africa

    This company is located in an area of high unemployment. It offers skills training while offering opportunities for paid employment. Their finished work is of excellent quality. This company helps to prepare handbag linings, and some all-fabric bags.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Apr 18, 2020
Frequently asked questions
How should I care for my bag?

Many of the textiles used in our bags are handmade in small communities across the continent using traditional methods. Once received, they are carefully cleaned and treated to prevent most stains and spills. You can spot clean the fabric as necessary.

Leather should be treated regularly to keep it supple and clean. Avoid storing your bag in direct sunlight or in a sealed plastic bag as these can cause the leather to dry out and fade.

Custom and personalized orders

A limited number of custom orders may be considered. Please contact us with your request.

The item I want is sold out. Is it coming back?

Because each cloth is unique and sourced directly from the artisan, some items are only available in small quantities and may, therefore, sell out quickly.

If something you want is out of stock, please contact us and we'll let you know if that item (or something similar) is due to become available again.

Where do you ship?

Orders can be shipped anywhere in the world. We have a $15 flat rate for first class, tracked, international shipping, while orders over $150 will ship for free. A tracking number will be provided to you once the parcel has been shipped.

Wholesale availability

We no longer sell to wholesale accounts, but we may revise this policy in the future.