Dowa is a lifestyle brand producing high quality handbags to sophisticated women who support women-led family businesses and female empowerment.

We support local Indonesian women, the artisans and inspiration behind our handcrafted products.

Dowa features luxury handbag collections curated and designed specifically to your tastes and needs. We hope you enjoy our use of vibrant coloured threads and leathers as a complement to any fashion-forward wardrobe.

Dowa was started by Delia in 2008, a local female entrepreneur from Indonesia. From its inception, Dowa believed in helping village craftswomen by giving them jobs that they can do from home while caring for their children. By paying them a fair wage they were able to contribute to their family’s income.

Today we continue with our traditions and our ethical production process. We work closely with 850 craftswomen in 65 villages across Java, Indonesia. We still send all materials to these talented artisans who handcraft each handbag using their incredible and unique craftsmanship.

Together, let’s support female empowerment and celebrate the work of these skilled Indonesian artisans.

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Workers are paid a living wage; no child labour or human trafficking is involved in the production of the collection; the factory is compliant with all local environmental regulations.

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This collection is entirely made in the designer’s studio and/or by an artisan collective of fewer than 10 people.