The Armadillo History

Ready for a life change moving from Colombia to Canada like an Armadillo migrating from south america to north america, Yoana Wakeford decided to start her own business when she saw a gap in the market for leather goods that were high quality, well priced and unique against mass productions. This is why the name Armadillo.

Thanks to her love for colour, design and style her bags developed a strong community following and a large customer base. Yoana has built strong relationships with a growing number of lifestyle and fashion stores across Canada. The last two years has seen Armadillo grow into a strong company with brands that have been with her since the beginning.

Armadillo is a lifestyle brand dedicated to the design and manufacture of leather goods under ethical standards using eco-friendly production solutions. Our workshop is based in Colombia from where we source our signature hides and work in collaboration with talented craftsman.

Armadillo’s bags are designed to last. This piece was handmade under ethical standards with eco-friendly materials. Leather is a byproduct of the meat industry making our bags sustainable and long lasting reducing the waste impact in this little platen of ours. We sourced our leather from certified tanneries with smart systems of water that use less chemicals. We are a fare trade business because we believe that people deserve to live with dignity. Please say NO to PVC or lab made faux leather or pleather and join the revolution of plastic reduction.

We welcome you to experience the opportunity to build and personalize your own bag with us and to make the difference in this era of fast-fashion.