Bow-ties made of hand-woven Yakan fabric and hand-stitched leather 'knot'
The leather 'knot' is hand-stitched by Ronaldo Polo, who is wheelchair-bound. He belongs to the Handcrafted by Harl’s community of craftsmen.
Handcrafted by Harl’s was founded in 2014. Its advocacy is to provide people with disability and those with limited education the skill to create top quality, hand-crafted leather goods.
Harl first met Ronaldo in 2014 when Ronaldo was asking for food and money. Harl offered him a chance to make a living instead. Since then, Ronaldo has been reporting to the workshop, which is a village away from his home, on his wheelchair. And Ronaldo now provides for his own family.