Designed For Joy Nonprofit

(919) 278-7258
www.designedforjoy.com
2409-117 Crabtree Blvd., Raleigh, Gateway Plaza
(off Capital Blvd., inside the beltline)

Everyday Leather Tote

  • Price: $125.00
  • Measurements: 17” wide x 16” tall
  • Handle Drop: 10″
  • Leather Description: Vintage style leather with a dull finish, pull-up, and medium temper. May contain range marks or brands. 3-3.5oz weight of bag and pocket. Strap leather weight is 5-5.5oz.

Everyday Leather Tote – Hair On

  • Price: $165.00
  • Measurements: 17” wide x 16” tall
  • Handle Drop: 10″
  • Hair On Leather description: 100% Natural Cowhide, soft drape, high quality tanned hide Leather pocket and strap description: Vintage style leather with a dull finish, pull-up, and medium temper. May contain range marks or brands. 3-3.5oz weight of bag and pocket. Strap leather weight is 5-5.5oz.
  • ColorTri Color, Speckled Brown, and Gray Brindle

Rwandan Baskets

  • Regular price: $28.00

Cork Wristlet

  • Price: $36.00
  • Measures: 10.5” x 5.5” ”
  • Description:  Our cork wristlet features a natural real cork face with gold fleck accents. Not only is it stunning, but this cork is sustainable, durable, and hypoallergenic! Finished off with high quality YKK zipper, and a gorgeous, soft distressed brown leather strap and Designed For Joy leather tag.

Large Leather Tote

  • Price: $255.00
  • Very limited quantity!
  • Measurements: Tote: 14”H x 18”W x 7”D
  • Handle Drop length: 10.5”
  • Interior pocket: 10” x 7”
  • Leather weight/thickness: 4 to 5 oz.
  • Description: Each bag is unique. Hides may include imperfections such as variances in color, small scratches, and, if you are lucky, maybe even a brand mark. In our opinion, the more imperfections, the more unique and beautiful the bag.

Leather Dopp Kit

  • Regular price: $90.00
  • Fully handcrafted in the USA
  • Leather: Made in Maine.
  • Weight: 4.5-5oz.
  • Description: This is a dull buffed slightly oiled leather that has gorgeous pull-up (shows creases and wrinkles) and a tight flesh side (smooth). Characteristics: may contain range marks, scars, and/or brands.
    Durable large brass YKK zipper

Bucket Bag | Leather Crossbody

  • Regular Price $156.00
  • *This item may need two weeks to be made. Feel free to email us for questions about current inventory.
  • Measurements: 14” wide x 10” tall x 6” deep
  • Strap Measurements: Adjustable from 35” to “44
  • Offered in 3 leather colors: Distressed Brown, Brushed Nickel, and Dusty Rose
  • Leather description: this is a beautiful buffed grain leather with a bright pull up and dark contrasting top, medium temper with a natural back. This leather is designed to show range characteristics (i.e. scratches, scars, etc). 3.5-4oz weight.

Our Mission

Designed For Joy is a transitional work experience for women coming from trafficking, homelessness, time in prison, overcoming addiction or other vulnerable situations. We provide living wage work hours while building confidence and refreshing resumes. We are launching equipped women into the marketplace.


All leather goods are:

  • 100% Hand crafted
  • 100% Ethically sourced leather
  • 100% Durable and rugged
  • 100% Made in Raleigh, NC
  • 100% Empowering women