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Telfar Clemens is a Liberian-American fashion designer who established his eponymous brand in New York in 2005. The brand produces unisex goods and in recent years has garnered a lot of attention thanks to its relatively affordable tote bags — commonly nicknamed the “Bushwick Birkin”. The brand’s tagline “It’s not for you — it’s for everyone” is a testament to Clemens' commitment to make fashionable goods accessible to a large audience.

Is Telfar black owned?
Yes, Telfar Clemens is black and the owner of the Telfar brand.

Is Telfar real leather?
Some products are made with leather. Telfar’s signature tote bag is made with vegan leather.

When was Telfar founded?
Telfar was founded in 2005.

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