True Craft Has Deep Roots. Southern Journeys produces high-quality handbags, accessories, and quilts.

Southern Journeys is a worker-owned social enterprise. We draw our inspiration from piece sewing and quilting traditions originating in the rich cultures of West Africa.

Our skilled and experienced member owners and sewers come from rural communities spanning the Alabama and Georgia Black Belt and the Mississippi Delta. Our products and designs”" Wheel of Freedom, Jacob's Ladder, Blues and Jazz Remix, African Garden and Middle Passage”" honor the spirit of our ancestors and celebrate our creativity as a people.

Our company is committed to meaningful work and fair wages; cultural heritage preservation; environmental stewardship; and worker ownership and fair trade.

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Equipment & Machinery:


Take your concept drawings and reference materials to these factories. They will assist in refining your concept and thinking through the components involved in the Making Process.


Pattern makers will make a blueprint of your idea. They make sure your design will be well-constructed.


Sample makers will assemble the first end product prototypes.


These factories will mass produce your designs.