Meet The Maker of Tesoro - Ethical Women Owned Business
Empower women, minimize our carbon footprint, raise awareness of the leather industry's damaging effects and conquer the world.
Photo by Sabina Sister
Women-owned leather accessories company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Raising awareness on the damaging effects of the leather industry is at the heart of Tesoro Design. By sourcing as much of their materials as possible from within the US, Brit hopes to teach her customers why it is important to care about the journey of a handbag before it is purchased.
The leather industry is incredibly damaging to both the environment and those who work in its tanneries, particularly outside America where regulations are either less strict or nonexistent. By sourcing leather from within the US, Tesoro can provide handbags that do not contribute to the destruction of a country's natural resources, towns, and people.
Sourcing materials within America and keeping production local significantly reduces Tesoro's carbon footprint. Fewer fossil fuels are used to ship materials needed to create a Tesoro bag. In addition, Brit uses local Pennsylvania companies to fulfill many of Tesoro's needs.
If you wish to read further about the leather industry's damaging effects please check out this article from the Pulitzer Center.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about Tesoro Design. Take a look at the site or come visit their West Chester store and become a member of the #TesoroTribe!
Written by Tesoro's owner Brit Reed
Where to Shop Tesoro Full collection
Flagship store -
1533 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19146
Open- Wednesday through Friday- 12AM-6PM
Closed- Monday and Tuesday