• The Women's Leather Collective of Marrakech from  Marrakech, Morocco
  • The Women's Leather Collective of Marrakech

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    The Women's Leather Collective was founded by Rkiya Ibchine and Souhad El Bahiz and is one of the very few, if not the only leather collective founded and run by women in Morocco. Souhad's husband was a famous leathersmith, who ... show more The Women's Leather Collective was founded by Rkiya Ibchine and Souhad El Bahiz and is one of the very few, if not the only leather collective founded and run by women in Morocco. Souhad's husband was a famous leathersmith, who received an award as one of the best artisans in Africa in 2000. However, her husband fell severely ill and could no longer work and it fell to Souhad to continue her husband's business and craft. Since then, Souhad has thrived and has turned her husbands one-man business into a thriving cooperative that employs 7 women and brings on more members when larger orders come through. Several years ago, Souhad met Rkiya at a local craft fair, who was an expert seamstress and they decided to join together and have been inseparable since. Today, their cooperative products some of the best leather work on the market due to Souhad's expertise in leather and Rkiyas knowledge of sewing. Their ambition is as big as their ability, and they hope in the near future to move from their small workshop to a large store in the old medina of Marrakech. Each sale they make through Anou brings them that much closer to realizing this goal!

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    Khadija Lahchich from  Marrakech, Morocco

    Khadija Lahchich

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    Rkiya Ibchine from  Marrakech, Morocco

    Rkiya Ibchine

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    Siham Errouk  from  Marrakech, Morocco

    Siham Errouk

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    Sakina Akroum from  Marrakech, Morocco

    Sakina Akroum

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    Fatima  Zahra Ait Barka from  Marrakech, Morocco

    Fatima Zahra Ait Barka

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    Meriam Ibchen from  Marrakech, Morocco

    Meriam Ibchen

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    Hasna Ibchen  from  Marrakech, Morocco

    Hasna Ibchen

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    Souhad  El Bahiz from  Marrakech, Morocco

    Souhad El Bahiz

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