What better way to start the year's design inspiration posts than with the exquisite accessories of South African brand, Okapi. Named after a rare antelope that is only found in the DRC's Ituri rainforest, the ethos behind Okapi is to produce luxurious, artisanal accessories handmade entirely in Africa, creating job opportunities and growth while striving for exceptional quality and an understated, timeless appeal. A handbag by Okapi is definitely on my wishlist!
Watch the making of an Okapi bag below (or here if you're reading via RSS).
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Images via the Okapi site.