about us

LAUNCHED IN 2006 BY RACHEL LEACH AND CHARLIE FINDLAY.

SELLING HANDMADE LEATHER BELTS: It all started with a small collection of belts made by Charlie Findlay in London. Charlie has a strong passion for high-quality leather. He searched for the very best leather available in the UK. He found leather hides that are exceptionally beautiful, extra strong and sturdy. He discovered the oak bark tannery in Colyton, Devon. Charlie fell in love, it was the place, the smell, the processes and its history.  Charlie always personally selects the leather he buys. Each piece of leather is completely unique in colour, texture and handle. Charlie is always happy to discuss subtle variations in the leather hides he currently has in stock.

Mongoose moon launched 2006 by Rachel Leach and Charlie Findlay

Bakers historic tannery Devon.

UNIQUE NECKLACES MADE FROM SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES AND SILVER: designed and made in the UK. Since 2006 we have sold this jewellery and donate 100% of the profit from sales to the leprosy charity Lepra. Jewellery will again be part of our collection soon.

HANDWOVEN SILK SCARVES: from Little Flower leprosy rehabilitation village, Bihar, India. Please watch this short film about their process of making silk scarves.

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD?  To expand our product range to include garment designs inspired by traditional Japanese clothing. Items made from Indian handwoven cloth and Harris Tweed.

OUR AIM: to raise money to help support people whose lives have been affected by leprosy. Rachel’s parents lived and worked for 15 years in several leprosy settlements in East Africa during the 1950’s and 60’s. As a tribute to their work, we donate 20% from our sales of mongoose moon belts. In 2016 we paid for Little Flower to take part in a fair-trade event. The people were educated in the craft of dyeing with natural indigo. They are now developing these skills making organic cotton shibori scarves.  We look forward to selling their new organic and eco-friendly products in the near future.

Mongoose moon launched 2006 by Rachel Leach and Charlie Findlay

Children at Little Flower leprosy rehabilitation village, Bihar, India.

PLEASE LIKE OUR MONGOOSE MOON FACEBOOK PAGE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT WAYS TO HELP PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY LEPROSY.

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