VOLTA, in Portuguese, means "to give back".

VOLTA ATELIER creates 100% hand-stitched upcycled leather handbags.

We carefully select discarded leather from accessories factories and our skilled artisans hand-stitch our one-of-a-kind products in Brazil.

In partnership with local NGOs, we contribute for the empowerment of women through capacitation and provision of a income source. Our artisans can be women refugees from Haiti living in South Brazil, victims of domestic violence, or former inmates.

Our mission is to encourage a circular economy, breathing life back into lost cultural heritages and growing communities from the ground up.


Maude Jules with our Ipanema bag.