Paw Tribe takes social responsibility very seriously. As a global citizen, sourcing from countries in East Africa, our goal is to create supply chains that increase employment opportunities for talented craftsmen, women, and youth. Every dollar you spend helps sustain & create jobs for families in Ethiopia and Kenya. We have close partnerships and investments with several groups in East Africa, including a fashion design house, leather craftsmen, and weaving artisans. Our partnerships allow for an increase in employment opportunities, upgrade or purchase of tools and equipment, and acquisition of new skills. We support fair wages and safe working environments. We push our partners to practice environmentally-friendly procedures and use recycled leather when possible. Please note that all the leather we source is a by-product of the meat industries in the countries we work.