Empowering Women in Senegal: Leather Handbags By Canny Fashion

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Canny Helping Artisans Increase Senegalese $5.50 Daily Income

Hand crafted accessories from Canny are introducing an exciting west African aesthetic to shoppers around the world while helping to empower and improve the lives of women in Senegal.

Poverty is a critical problem in Senegal. 67% of the Senegalese population earn less than $5.50 a day with women being more exposed. Canny was founded to provide a secure and stable income stream for artisans as well as for women with artisanal skills so they can create beautiful bags and lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

The debut collection of leather goods comprises seven distinct handbags and four compact purses in an array of must-have seasonal colors. Made with 100% superior leather they each combine form, function and timeless fashion. Each handbag and purse features a contrasting leather panel inspired by the sleek skin of a mimic exotic leather and all Canny designs have removable straps for versatile styling.

Founded by Nancy Seck in 2019, Canny hand-crafted leather bags are made in West Africa by a skilled community of artisans. Central to the brand’s vision is that the manufacture of each design should help preserve women’s vital access to education and economic growth. In addition to this, Canny can help break the cycle of poverty and preserve vital crafts that help women across the whole west African region.

Seeking to combine exquisite craftsmanship, contemporary design and ethical manufacturing, seek conceived of the brand first and foremost as a vehicle for empowerment and transformation. This ideology can be seen in the sleek, functional and fashionable design but also throughout the design and manufacturing process. More than most brands, Canny also makes a direct donation from every sale to support projects towards women economic and social development. This can include scholarships for young girls or school supplies. In this year, Canny’s immediate goal is to support and transform the educational prospects of 50 girls across Senegal.

Talking about her vision, Seck explained “I strongly believe in women helping women. Women making it happen, women changing their environment positively and most importantly women being generous.”

To learn more about Canny visit Cannyfashion.shop or follow the brand on Instagram.

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