Giving back is important to Dunole. With each purchase a portion is donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society through the Dunole fund. The fund was established to honor a near and dear relative and friend who has had a life long struggle with chronic MS.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body's immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The exact antigen – or target that the immune cells are sensitized to attack – remains unknown, which is why MS is considered by many experts to be "immune-mediated" rather than autoimmune. Scientists believe the disease is triggered by as-yet-unidentified environmental factor(s) in a person who is genetically predisposed to respond – The cause of MS is still unknown.
From the National MS Society
DEAN GAOITHE UNOLE ~ THE STRONG BEAUTIFUL WIND
Hi my name is Jacklyn and I am the owner and designer for Dunole. I have always had a passion for designing and I strive for beauty in function & character in each handcrafted piece. My most cherished treasure I own is my great grandmother's sewing basket; something that has been passed down in my family along with the skills of sewing. I guess you could say it runs in my blood.
Dean Gaoithe Unole, represents my grandparents love, struggle, & amazing stories that inspired my name and keep me grounded to what is important for the company. With this inspiration from my roots to build Dunole, I set out to create pieces that preserve the quality in artisan craftsmanship.
I use Horween leather with my designs so you know that not only is the artistry unique to each piece but the quality of leather is the very best in the industry. Along with the famous Chicago leather company, all my hardware is sourced here in the United States as well; making Dunole pieces 'Made in the US' a statement I am proud of.
With Dunole you'll find that each piece is designed, sketched, patterned, & crafted by hand by me, which takes a lot of time & patience. Each hole is punched by hand and stitched with care using two needles and an awl. Which create these beautiful pieces that will not only last but will grow more gorgeous & soft with you over time.
When I'm not in my studio designing and leather crafting you will find me outside in nature, hiking & fishing with my husband & two dogs. I'm also a cooking enthusiast; I like to take old family recipes and add a little bit of my own flavor to them. I love this work and I am so greatly appreciative of those who also find the beauty in handmade quality pieces.
Thank you for visiting my store & please come back anytime!