ChameleonGoods

Casual-chic handbags, purses, and home accessories

Mossel Bay, South Africa · 88 Sales

ChameleonGoods

Casual-chic handbags, purses, and home accessories

Mossel Bay, South Africa 88 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(27)

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- You'll also be entered to win one of our twice-yearly $100 store credit vouchers - yay!*
- AND, you'll be the first to know about new products, special promotions, and updates. (*Draws take place in January and June.)
- Always receive FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100. No coupon required; this will automatically be calculated at check-out. :-)

Chameleon Goods pairs local leathers with a limited number of carefully sourced African textiles to create artisan handbags, home goods, and accessories. The handmade and imperfect nature of these handwoven and dyed cloths result in the beauty that can only be found in tradition.

|| What others are saying about Chameleon Goods ||

"I got the clutch today! OMG...it is so beautiful! I can't wait to wear and share this on my blog. I love it so much that I plan to make it the spotlight of a [blog] post. It will also be featured in several posts after that because I'm going to be wearing it all the time. Thank you so much!"

"This is beautiful! The quality is awesome and was just what I expected and more!"

" I recommend this maker wholeheartedly."

" I have … received many positive comments on how beautiful the material is."

"This bag is just lovely! Very well crafted and made of fine, durable material. Perfect size too! Not to mention, excellent customer service. Also, it arrived much faster than I expected."

Announcement

Last updated on May 21, 2018

TAKE 15% OFF TODAY: http://goo.gl/3aq1BL
- You'll also be entered to win one of our twice-yearly $100 store credit vouchers - yay!*
- AND, you'll be the first to know about new products, special promotions, and updates. (*Draws take place in January and June.)
- Always receive FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100. No coupon required; this will automatically be calculated at check-out. :-)

Chameleon Goods pairs local leathers with a limited number of carefully sourced African textiles to create artisan handbags, home goods, and accessories. The handmade and imperfect nature of these handwoven and dyed cloths result in the beauty that can only be found in tradition.

|| What others are saying about Chameleon Goods ||

"I got the clutch today! OMG...it is so beautiful! I can't wait to wear and share this on my blog. I love it so much that I plan to make it the spotlight of a [blog] post. It will also be featured in several posts after that because I'm going to be wearing it all the time. Thank you so much!"

"This is beautiful! The quality is awesome and was just what I expected and more!"

" I recommend this maker wholeheartedly."

" I have … received many positive comments on how beautiful the material is."

"This bag is just lovely! Very well crafted and made of fine, durable material. Perfect size too! Not to mention, excellent customer service. Also, it arrived much faster than I expected."

Jill Jodrey

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Jill Jodrey

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(27)
Kelly Veino

Kelly Veino on Jan 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous, quality bag! The leather is buttery and smells amazing. I can’t say enough good things about it. It arrived wrapped so pretty and is even more beautiful than pictured. I actually did a little dance when I saw it. Thank you Jill!

Kelly Veino

Kelly Veino on Jan 9, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This bag is even more beautiful in person! I just love it! Jill is amazing to deal with and the quality of this is just incredible!

Rosalba Maffei

Inactive Etsy Member on Aug 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous delivery ! Stunning bag, fabulous fabric, fabulous leather , fabulous hand made work, great taste, I enjoy ! Thank you Jill from ITALY, Rosalba

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About

Boho-chic accessories for you and your home. Carefully handcrafted in South Africa.

Designed for the confident woman who sets her own trends, 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 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 a stunning and unique pop of color and texture to your life. Every item 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. Each item is unique and the focal point of a fashion statement.

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

  • 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.