Brother Vellies was founded in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisan jobs. Aurora James, founder and creative director, aims to create luxury while preserving and celebrating her culture's history. Brother Vellie’s collection is timeless, unique, and sustainable. The collection is produced across the globe - South Africa, Kenya, Mexico Morocco, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Italy, Haiti and at home in New York City. The Brother Vellies team emphasizes the importance of honoring where the product is made and who produced it. At its core, Brother Vellies is honest, genuine, and innovative which is reflected in their collection.