The idea of Addis Essentials is simple. Beautiful and simple goods handcrafted in a socially conscious way.

In 2014, it all began with living in Addis Abeba, I (Therese Breyer) went on a quest to make the perfect bags, the bags that I always wanted, but could not find anywhere.

It’s best to see our goods in the hands of people, who love to explore life – like we do. We try our best to make everyday an adventure and hope that the essence of our products will help you do the same.

We aim for the highest sustainability standards: We pay fair prices to our artisans producers and reduce the impact of our operations to the viable minimum. We believe that high-quality, timeless goods will be yours for a lifetime.

Fitsum Metsum has crafted our first leather good collection. His workshop employs 10 full time staff. Believe it or not: he used to be a fixture of the only circus of Ethiopia. 



All bags are handmade in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.

If we are not on the road, we are found in Berlin, Kreuzberg

If you want to get in touch with us please do:

Addis Essentials
Pflügerstrasse 82
12047 Berlin
+49 151 40308596


Addis Essentials
Pflügerstrasse 82
12047 Berlin
Phone +49 (0) 151 40308596

Therese Breyer

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