daph. was brought to life as a result of a practical need and led to an adventure full of self-taught crash courses in design, meetings with leather makers across Peru, lots of patience and endless imagination.

I wanted to create a brand that showcased the high quality and durability of Peru's leather craftsmanship, resources and bonded my unique style with my Peruvian roots, through everyday bags and accessories made to last through life's different experiences.

Our company mission is to create quality products that are timeless in design and use while giving back to those in need in a meaningful way. We believe in creating our pieces with minimal impact on the environment and resources involved, the basis for our sustainability initiative.

Our give back initiative is centered around giving back to the communities where our pieces are made. As our brand expands into more product categories, our impact will grow to new regions. We want our customers to not only love our product, but also feel as though they are part of our community. They are having an impact on Peru and the local charities we work with in the US. We want them to feel empowered and educated to spread the word about our initiatives, become involved in decisions and participate in our effort to make a change and impact in the lives that need it most.

Tune into an interview with our founder, Daphne Benzaquen, below.