Research Unit Launches New Collection: ARTIFAKT

So in love with this collection!

The ARTIFAKT collection is a satirical take on Africa, thereby combining elements of luxury craftsmanship in a utilitarian manner and is reminiscent of how general items become findings and therefore ARTIFAKTS.

Love their story: Research Unit was established in 2011 by Erin-Lee and Chad Petersen, a husband and wife team. To raise capital when no-one would give them any, they took out a 24-month iPhone contract, sold the phone and used the money as start-up capital, paying the instalments back monthly. The company now employs 12 employees, who get taught leather industry skills from scratch. Most of their staff come from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

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