If you love leather bags and giving back, listen up! Andrea Ballo, celebrated Black artist and founder of Coco Michele Illustrations, is one of the many women giving back this Black History Month. Ballo has joined forces with luxury handbag brand Brahmin to release a limited-edition capsule collection that aims to empower and celebrate black culture.
“Brahmin has a proven history of being rooted in values that empower self-expression and foster an environment where everyone is welcome,” Ballo tells the luxury leather brand. “Because of our shared beliefs, I am thrilled to collaborate with Brahmin to create a collection that brings awareness to the beauty, values, and accomplishments of women in the African American community.”
The Coco Michele x Brahmin Capsule Collection seamlessly blends style and intentionality to raise awareness, education, and empowerment surrounding black womanhood. Ballo’s intricate illustrations titled Ivory Flourishing and Blush Renewal are showcased on Brahmin’s classic Caroline Bag and Silk Scarf and capture the essence of joy, self-love, and transformation.
In honor of Black History Month and aligned with the brand’s commitment to champion inclusivity and change for its community, Brahmin will donate 10% of proceeds of the sales of this collection to the National Council of Negro Women, an organization that aims to lead, advocate for, and empower women of African descent, their families, and the community.
Shop the capsule collection below!
- 100% silk
- 35 inches x 35 inches
- Two prints available: Ivory Flourishing (pictured) and Blush Renewal
Featured in Blush Renewal, a collaboration with artist Coco Michele. The feminine, floral artwork is vibrant and lively with bold colors and elevated details. This is a custom collection that inspires confidence and joy in the women that wear it.
- Zipper closure
- Back slide in pocket
- Removable secondary strap
- Jewelry pocket
- Dual organizer pockets
- Pen loop
- Interior zip pocket
- Key clip
- Dust bag included
- 5″ handle drop
- 15″ strap drop
- Two prints available: Blush Renewal (pictured) and Ivory Flourishing
The Caroline is a polished, uber-stylish satchel featuring clean lines and a classic structured shape, a zipper closure that will keep your items secure all day, and various interior compartments keep everything organized.
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