ChameleonGoods

Handbags, home decor, and accessories. Made in Africa.

Mossel Bay, South Africa | 96 Sales

ChameleonGoods

Handbags, home decor, and accessories. Made in Africa.

Mossel Bay, South Africa 96 Sales On Etsy since 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars
(28)

Announcement   Take 30% off this week!

Chameleon Goods will be closing for a period of time on December 31, 2018. In 2019 we'll be busy restocking, recharging, and building a fabulous new workshop!

In the meantime, we'd like to thank you for your patronage over the past few years by offering a Stock Clearout sale.

30% off*: November 5 – November 18
40% off*: November 19 – December 2
50% off*: December 2 – December 31

Terms and Conditions:
*All sales are final
*No minimum order
*Orders over $150 ship free
*Discount valid on Chameleon Goods items only (not on our partner items)
*No coupon code necessary

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 5, 2018

Take 30% off this week!

Chameleon Goods will be closing for a period of time on December 31, 2018. In 2019 we'll be busy restocking, recharging, and building a fabulous new workshop!

In the meantime, we'd like to thank you for your patronage over the past few years by offering a Stock Clearout sale.

30% off*: November 5 – November 18
40% off*: November 19 – December 2
50% off*: December 2 – December 31

Terms and Conditions:
*All sales are final
*No minimum order
*Orders over $150 ship free
*Discount valid on Chameleon Goods items only (not on our partner items)
*No coupon code necessary

Jill Jodrey

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About

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

Designed for the woman who dresses to look stylish but not too "done-up", 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. Each accessory arrives with the "story" of the item you are carrying, describing the community where the textile was created and the meaning behind its pattern and colors.

With a Chameleon Goods bag or accessory, you step into an incredible adventure and make it your own.

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.

  • Rudolph

    Photographer, Curator

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 Mar 23, 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 maker (or a close family member), it means that 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 greater than $100 will ship absolutely free. A tracking number will be provided to you once the parcel has been shipped.

Can I find Chameleon Goods locally?

Yes, we do currently stock in a limited number of shops around the world. Please contact us to find a shop in your area.

Wholesale availability

We are happy to accept wholesale inquiries. Please contact us for more information and for a link to the Chameleon Goods wholesale line-sheet.