ChameleonGoods

Handbags, decor, and accessories. Handmade in Africa.

Mossel Bay, South Africa 101 Sales On Etsy since 2014

ChameleonGoods

Handbags, decor, and accessories. Handmade in Africa.

Mossel Bay, South Africa | 101 Sales

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J Jodrey

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J Jodrey

Announcement    Receive 30% off this Thanksgiving holiday when you spend $50 or more. (Offer ends 22-November-2019)

As always, orders over $150 ship free!
(First-class, international shipping with tracking)

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 17, 2019

Receive 30% off this Thanksgiving holiday when you spend $50 or more. (Offer ends 22-November-2019)

As always, orders over $150 ship free!
(First-class, international shipping with tracking)

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About ChameleonGoods

Sales 101
On Etsy since 2014

Effortless, casual chic styles for you and your home. Carefully handcrafted in South Africa.

Liquidation Sale happening now. We're making way for new inventory by offering 15% off all of our stock. Enjoy!

Designed 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. Each handmade item tells its own story through the color and symbolic motifs of the ethically and sustainably-sourced textiles that embrace the history, traditions, and cultures of the continent.

Carrying a Chameleon Goods bag means wearing a piece of history, of keeping a tradition alive, and of adding an effortlessly chic style and texture to your life.

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, the type of beauty that can only be found in tradition.

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 Nov 20, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How should I care for my bag?

Many of the African cloths 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 absolutely 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.