Tigre de Salón makes beautifully sculpted, contemporary handmade leather handbags using locally sourced materials. Whilst Tigre de Salón is based in Medellin, Colombia, the artisans are all originally from Antioquia, an area renowned for its skilled leather making.
Tigre de Salón is passionate about promoting and supporting local artisan skills. Skilled leather work is an art that needs to be supported and highlighted. By bringing a contemporary edge to the design, Tigre de Salón is exposing these artisans to a new and growing market on an international platform.
Carolina Taborda Pulgarin is 33 years old and has a 2 year old daughter. Carolina is responsible for all the handmade work, assembly and quality checks on the bags. "Because I am paid a fair and decent wage, as well as offering flexibility, I have time to take care of my child and financially support my family."