Nena & Co. is most known for their one of a kind (OOAK) and artesian bags.
One of a Kind
The one of a kind bags are the most sought-after of their bags. These are absolutely all beautiful, and as any Nena lover will tell you, hard to just have one. Here’s a bit on how they are made from the Nena & Co. website:
Our One of a Kind Collection consists of products constructed using curated vintage fabrics purchased responsibly. All of the fabrics seen in the One of a Kind Collection have lived a full life before being incorporated into your bag! These vintage fabrics were woven from memory by a Guatemalan artisan up to 10 years ago; each pattern distinctive of the region where the artisan resides.
We always select high quality pieces and pay fair premium prices for the fabrics that become the exterior of our signature bags and accessories. We carefully curate each piece of fabric and do not buy them in bulk or in “mountains of huipiles”.They are then washed and laced with hand cut leather to make them more durable for your everyday use. Truly and completely one-of-a-kind, these bags are a masterpiece!
Can you see why these are so amazing?!
(Photo above by Nerissa Bateman)
(Photo above by Shasta Holguin)
(Photo above by Julie Schroeder)
The artisan prints are equally as amazing as the one of a kind. Here’s a bit about them from Nena & Co.:
Our Artisan Collection is possibly are most important collection as it was created to encourage and support the art of weaving. This collection of newly woven fabric is made custom and created on a small-batch scale, ensuring attention to detail and quality of the highest standard. Commissioning the weaving and looming of these new fabrics is vital to the Guatemalan people because it creates a sustainable form of income for our artisans. We work with four Fair Trade certified cooperatives and directly with several communities of independent weavers that prefer to work directly with us. Thank you for helping us keep this beautiful art form alive, and supporting the wellbeing of our beloved Guatemalan artisans!
The artisan bags are one of my favorites for everyday wear.
(Photo above by Pamela Minkler)
There are sizes and styles to fit almost any occasion and personality:
And let’s not forget about the accessories! Nena carries amazing camera straps, which also double as straps for their bags, patches to put on your denim bags, pom tassels to decorate your bags, hats, and throws.
How to care for your Nena
How to purchase a Nena & Co. product
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