Please join us in welcoming far•o to the Redeemed Coalition!
far•o is Spanish for beacon or lighthouse and that is what this business has become in their community! Here's the story as told by the Founders:
Meet the Designers behind this Canadian Female Owned Company:
far•o supply co founders Wendy Wong and Kerry Flemington met back in 1997 in the Faculty of Architecture while studying Interior Design at the University of Manitoba. They bonded over their love of clean design, simple aesthetics, and outdoor adventures.
In 2004 Wendy and her husband founded Shine the Light Initiative which takes them to the Dominican Republic three times a year. Through the work of Shine the Light Initiative, Wendy began building relationships with the people who would eventually become the far•o supply co makers. When she first met them in 2014, a dream to partner with these incredible makers and to bring their products to Winnipeg began to form in the back of her mind.
Over a cup of tea in 2019, it became apparent to Wendy and Kerry that this could be more than a dream as they now had the time and energy to focus their attention on making this a reality! They could marry their love of design, leather goods and jewelry with helping out their fellow human beings. Once Wendy reached out to the makers in Javillar and they confirmed their interest in working together, far•o supply co was formed!
Meet the Makers:
At far•o supply co, we design each piece based on our desire for high quality leather goods and silver jewelry. Wendy and Kerry have travelled to the DR to work alongside each maker in their respective shops. Together they have sketched and worked through each design and chosen the materials to ensure they are viable and will stand the test of time.
Workers are treated as equal design partners, are paid a fair wage and enjoy a dignified work environment.
far•o donates 100% of their proceeds to support the Shine the Light Community & Job Training Centre in Javillar. The leather workers are proud to know their hard work has helped to build the community centre in their own town - which has become a beacon of hope for their community providing a safe place for children and youth to hang out, learn new skills, build relationships and engage in healthy activities.
The Bucket Tote is a stylish hand bag that will get you through your busiest days. Without being oversized, its generous interior has ample room to hold all your most important items, organized neatly into just the right amount of compartments. Designed with both a top zip and magnet clasp, it also keeps all its contents safe and secure.
*Please note that the exact shade may vary slightly from the photo and this grey is a lighter weight leather than our typical offering.
13”w x 11.5” x 5”d
Strap length is adjustable on the cafe from 25 - 50". The strap in the grey is NON ADJUSTABLE it is 34" long.
Note from Redeemed
We are highly impressed with the quality and feel of this leather. Okay, that's an understatement, we are obsessed with it! It feels so soft and smooth. The workmanship is outstanding and we are pleased to share that the leather is vegetable dyed leaving that supple leather finish that’s open to aging and forming a beautiful patina!
This will be one of those life long pieces that you will cherish forever and feel good about!