Spencer Devine was founded in 2012 by designer, Kristine Gottilla in Brooklyn, New York. What started as a custom leather bag project in a Williamsburg storefront has transformed organically over the years. Since 2015, we have partnered with NGOs in India to develop sustainable, fair trade livelihood initiatives that support women entrepreneurs in rural Assam. Our most successful and beloved project is our Assam Market Collection. After donating sewing machines and training courses to women living below the poverty line, the artisans hand-construct bags made with 100% recycled plastic before we apply leather details in Brooklyn. This project offers our artisan partners the opportunity to earn income and gain work experience as they grow their own tailoring businesses.