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The Cara Benevenia brand celebrates a beautiful marriage between Italian Heritage and American Manufacturing through the design, development, sourcing, and production of all Cara Benevenia Handbags.

Anthony Benevenia, Cara's paternal great-grandfather, emigrated from a small village on the southern coast of Italy to industrial Newark, New Jersey, spending his days as a luxury men's tailor at the renowned American Shops on Broad Street.

Cara's pride in being an Italian-American from New Jersey with Artisan roots has inspired the entirety of the Cara Benevenia brand and mission; a celebration of the values of family, integrity, passion, and purpose while sustainaining life, jobs, and the beautiful craft of leather-makig in one of New Jersey's inner cities.

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Cara set out to honor the legacy of her great-grandfather by combining the old-school craft of Italian Leather-making with a new generation of Artisans in the Garden State.

Cara has fostered close, familial relationships with her suppliers and manufacturers by sourcing all of her leathers from family owned tanneries in Italy and exclusively partnering with a local, New Jersey manufacturer for the production of all Cara Benevenia Handbags.

Cara Benevenia's mission is to support a new generation of local New Jersey artisans in search of the American Dream, just like those who came before her.