OUR TOTE BAGS ARE DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND. STYLE, SUSTAINABILITY AND BEAUTY.

600 PEOPLE

supported with a fair wage

4 TIMES THE WAGE

For a production-Worker

10000 SQUARE FEET OF CRUELTY FREE LEATHER

are being used in our production each year

100% RECYCLING

No landfill-all recycled

New arrivals

Briefcases

Shoulder bags

How It Started

Semhal Guesh is the founder and CEO of Kabana Leather. 

The female leader is an architect by training and uses her discipline and knowledge to enhance her designs in the fashion industry.


Her ultimate goal is to be successful in realizing her dream of contributing to the growth of the leather industry; which has immense benefits to the country. These include job creation, significant contribution to the Nation’s GDP and effective support of Ethiopia’s poverty alleviation plans to become a middle-income country by 2025.

Bestsellers

social Responsibility

KABANA ENSURES THAT THE RIGHTS OF EACH EMPLOYEE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN ARE RESPECTED. FURTHERMORE.

Kabana is committed to pay liveable wages to its employees and makes sure, that all partners, involved in the supply chain, follow this policy as well. The company currently pays 4000 birr. That is 4 times the market rate salary, which is 1000 birr, as documented in August 2020.

Environmental Responsibility

KABANA CREATES SOCIAL VALUE AND IS AWARE OF ITS ECOLOGICAL RESPONSIBILITY.

For a long time, the mountainous region around Arba Minch in the south of Ethiopia is known for its 2000-year-old tradition of producing the finest fabrics on authentic handlooms.

We´ll send you the goods.

Join the Good On You community to discover even

more ethical and sustainable fashion.

OUR COMMUNITY

Kabana is proud to be a member of the Ethiopian Fashion Community, an association of several fashion brands, located in the beautiful country of Ethiopia.


Initiated by young Ethiopian entrepreneurs and supported by some international brand specialists, they created a network of small and medium-sized textile-businesses, with complementary product categories, to generate employment.


All involved companies share the same aspects and principles: They are crafting distinctive designed fashion out of contemporary textiles, sourced in Ethiopia, and pay special attention to their social and environmental responsibility.

stories about

how Kabana unites fashion and sustainability

This Ethiopian Entrepreneur is Breaking Tradition to Empower Women
This Ethiopian Entrepreneur is Breaking Tradition to Empower Women  Growing Up in Addis Abeba Semhal Guesh grew up in Ethiopia hearing a phrase many young girls her age did not: “You can do whatever you want.” Now 27 years old, it’s no coincidence that Semhal has become a designer, architect,...
Read more
Resilience and Determination to Grow a Business in a Global Pandemic
Lessons We learned During the Pandemic At the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, KABANA, like many other businesses, had massive order cancelations for leather products, a huge decline in export revenues, and increasing pressures on keeping staff on payroll. This led to extremely tough choices like staff redundancies...
Read more
Ethiopian Colors for the Summer - The New Collection
Classic, with decent elements of traditional Ethiopian fashion. The summer collection from Kabana. Inspired by Ethiopian Colors We would all agree that nothing lifts the mood like a beautiful, colorful accessory.This past year has been tough for all of us and what better way to lift your mood this summer...
Read more

Become a seller

Partners