shopping with ELEVATE creates opportunity for those who need it most


empowering people to become the

people who will empower others.



empower people through opportunity

become leaders and visionaries. Elevate's hope is that our national leaders will begin dreaming to help more people in and outside of their city and that our artisans will become the ones to continue the movement.


As we walked the streets, distraught day after day, among endless poverty and seeming hopelessness, we have found hope. It began as a friendship and led to a movement. Humbly, we have seen that a simple extension of opportunity can change someone’s life.

At Elevate, we raise people up to a higher position by giving opportunities that lead to holistic empowerment. Through our handcrafted leather goods, we are able to give our artisans opportunities so they can provide for themselves and their families. An arrow in our logo is symbolic of our purpose: to lift people up to a high position.


Our national partners not only help artisans to create financial sustainability for their families, but train them to



Watch our national partner, Nizam as he handcrafts  a new Passport Cover!

Check out the final product here!

Mission Statement:

Elevate’s mission is to collaborate with nationals in the

developing world and create opportunities with them that will

transform their lives and bring hope to their communities.

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