Collection: About IY Apparel

Nothing beats the feeling of looking trendy while supporting a good cause. Another exciting new range in the Elle & Elle line-up is IY Apparel – a brand which does exactly that.

IY Apparel, based in Durban, South Africa, offers an exclusive range of handcrafted bags, including shoppers, beach bags, wine coolers, lunch and picnic coolers and toiletry bags. The outer fabric is laminated to ensure the fabric is waterproof and some of the trims are 100% genuine leather. Inspired by nature and in sync with current colour palettes, the vibrant fabric prints will make a statement wherever you go.

However, at IY Apparel it is not all about beautiful products, but about creating a sustainable income for the Ingane Yami (IY) children’s village on the outskirts of Durban. Five per cent of IY Apparel sales go to the village. Ingane Yami, which means ‘my child’ in Zulu, was established in 2010 in response to the orphan crisis in KwaZulu/Natal. Today it is a vibrant community with a school, community centre, creche and sports fields, and is home to 20 orphaned children.  

‘At IY Apparel we are passionate about making beautiful products. But that is not all the business is about. The IY story evolved with people and purpose in mind, and the creation of products that carry a message of hope. We believe that at Ingane Yami children’s stories are being rewritten. Lives are changed from hopelessness and despair to ones of love, belonging and a bright future.’

20 products
  • Courtney Cooler Laminated Fabric - Shell Green
    IY Apparel Courtney Cooler Bag picnic bag
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    AED 360.00
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    AED 360.00
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  • Courtney Cooler Laminated Fabric - Weave Green
    IY Apparel Courtney Cooler Bag picnic bag
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    AED 360.00
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    AED 360.00
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  • Courtney Cooler Laminated Fabric - Leaves Blue
    Blue Leaves IY Apparel Courtney Cooler Bag picnic bag
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    AED 360.00
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    AED 360.00
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  • Courtney Cooler Laminated Fabric - Cracked Earth Coral
    Pink IY Apparel Courtney Cooler Bag picnic bag
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    AED 360.00
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    AED 360.00
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  • Wine Cooler Double Carry Laminated Fabric - Shell Green
    IY Apparel wine or drinks cooler
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    AED 180.00
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    AED 180.00
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  • Wine Cooler Double Carry Laminated Fabric - Reeds Yellow
    IY Apparel wine or drinks cooler Reed yellow
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    AED 180.00
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    AED 180.00
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  • Wine Cooler Double Carry Laminated Fabric - Cracked Earth Coral
    IY Apparel Pink Wine Cooler
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    AED 180.00
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    AED 180.00
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  • Wine Cooler Double Carry Laminated Fabric - Stripes Blue
    IY Apparel wine cooler
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    AED 180.00
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    AED 180.00
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  • Wine Cooler Double Carry Laminated Fabric - Reeds Black
    IY Apparel wine or drinks cooler
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    AED 180.00
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  • Wine Cooler Double Carry Laminated Fabric - Reeds Pink
    IY Apparel wine cooler Reed Pink
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    AED 180.00
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    AED 180.00
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  • Cracked Earth Coral Wine Cooler & Picnic Cooler
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    AED 480.00
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    AED 480.00
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    AED 540.00
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  • Shell Green Wine Cooler and Picnic Cooler
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    AED 480.00
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    AED 480.00
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    AED 540.00
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  • Green Wine Cooler & Picnic Cooler
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    AED 480.00
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    AED 480.00
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    AED 540.00
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  • Overnight Bag Laminated Fabric - Stripe Pink
    Front View IY Apparel Overnight bag
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    AED 460.00
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    AED 460.00
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  • Overnight Bag Laminated Fabric - Leaves Blue
    Front View of IY Apparel Overnight bag
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    AED 460.00
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    AED 460.00
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  • Overnight Bag Laminated Fabric - Scatter White on Black
    Front view of IY Apparel Overnight bag - scatter white on black
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    AED 460.00
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    AED 460.00
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