About Us

Norton and Hodges is a Charleston-based company specializing in couture accessories.  Founder, Suzette Bussey, came to Charleston, South Carolina for college and never left. She met her husband, Ben, there. On their honeymoon, they discovered a shared love for Africa and Suzette was inspired to create a line of one-of-a-kind couture accessories that marry the style and spirit of the South with the majesty of Africa. From handbags, totes, hats and jewelry to her newest line of fur collars and torques, each piece in the Norton and Hodges collection is designed to inspire clients to feel beautiful and live boldly.

Norton and Hodges opposes the inhumane treatment of animals and adheres to the highest ethical standards in the sourcing of any fur and feathers. We do not use endangered or threatened species. Norton and Hodges uses heirloom furs as well as hides from family game farms in Texas, South Africa and Namibia that are committed to conservation.

The majority of Norton and Hodges products are handcrafted by an artisan team of women in Savannah, Georgia.  We also employ a number of female artisans in Namibia and South Africa.