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Parker Clay

A Better Bag for a Better World

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🚀Revenue grew 68% from 2019 to 2020 and on track to grow 79% in 2021
🔥$52B Global handbag market
📈Rise of the conscious consumer - sustainable brands growing 5.6X faster
📣 Featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, InStyle, BuzzFeed, People, Brit + Co and many more!
❤️ Customers love us - 63K+ followers on Instagram and $612 LTV
👩‍❤️‍👨 Founders are a husband and wife team with experience in growth, design, and supply chain
🌍 Certified B Corp - 80% Women Empowered - 100% made in Ethiopia - Sustainably Sourced

Our Founder

Together we are creating change

Ian and Brittany Bentley traveled to Ethiopia in 2014 on an adoption journey and were so inspired and captivated by the community - they stayed. While living in Addis Ababa, they met incredible women overcoming the odds, discovered beautiful traditions, and learned about world-class materials that have been the backbone of luxury brands for decades, but with no recognition or growth to show for it.

The Parker Clay idea was born with a mission to bring these beautiful products to the world, create jobs to empower vulnerable women, and celebrate traditional, sustainable, and ethical craftsmanship. Over the past 8 years, we have proven the power of this idea and with your help we are ready to grow our impact.

The Fashion Problem

Over the last two decades the industry has sped toward an unsustainable model of cheap prices and faster trend cycles. The result is an exploited work force and an industry that is 2nd to oil in polluting the earth.

We Built a Better Way

Inspired by the women and resources of Addis Ababa, we have created a better way to bring handcrafted luxury bags to market.

Better Bag. We are a direct-to-consumer digitally native business, fully integrated from the raw materials to our customers. This allows full transparency and control over our product and service and the result is a premium bag that you can feel good about buying.

Better Production. Our leather is ethically sourced and sustainably raised by family-owned and operated ranches surrounding Addis Ababa. The premium quality leather is crafted in our factory by women paid a living wage and benefits, with career advancement and financial literacy opportunities for all employees.

A Better World. We have created an efficient and ethical supply chain that nourishes the community while providing a luxury bag at a fair price. Our impact as a Certified B Corporation is real and it’s growing.

Ethical Expectations + Opportunity

We are seeing consumer expectations change demanding transparency and ethical practices across industries. The US handbag market is $16B and we plan to be leaders as this market continues to shift towards ethical brands.

Our quality and impact are unmatched in the industry and our supply chain allows us to achieve better margins while remaining true to our mission. Our competitive advantage is strong as we prepare to grow.

Our Customers Love Us!

With impact at the forefront of every decision, we have cultivated a dedicated community of customers over the last 8 years. We have delivered premium quality products and transparency, and they reward us with their loyalty and helping us spread the Parker Clay love. Our coverage in the media and partnerships with celebrities have boosted our brand following (63K on Instagram) and fueled organic growth.

Investment Fueled Growth

Our growth has been steady as we’ve refined our product, process, and built our brand. Revenue is on track to grow by 79% in 2021 after experiencing 68% growth in 2020.

Forward looking projections cannot be guaranteed.

We are raising $5M to accelerate our growth and increase the opportunity for impact. We are committed to our mission of crafting premium leather bags, provide dignified employment and uplift women out of exploitation. Join us as we lead and innovate the industry of ethical fashion.

We thank you for your time!