Ali's Picks - A Carefully Curated Assortment of Our Mexico Collection
This collection of hand made products originates in Oaxaca, Mexico. We’re in love with the rich leather, luxe structure, and everything about these products. It's truly a beautiful collection that implements centuries of knowledge and tradition from Mexico handbag makers and weavers.Shop Available Now
About the leather
This luxury leather comes to you with a smooth finish that only gets better with use.
Luxury features include tapered handles, premium hardware, and structured leather. Be prepared to hand this bag down to the next generation to love and treasure.
Customized by you
Your bag will gain a natural finish determined by how you care and handle it. Your bag will take on it's very own signature look overtime!
Each bag in our Mexico Collection can be worn more than one way. From crossbody to backpack, or over-the-shoulder to wristlet, to possibilities will help you adapt to any situation.
Nena & Co. is thrilled to be working with the bead artisans in Kenya to create our exclusive line of bag straps and key fobs. The intricate beadwork from our Kenya Collection is handmade by women from several communities in Kenya. Our Kenya Collection also features recycled brass and clasps and our Womanhood icon hardware made by hand!Shop Available Now
Beaded For You
Each row of beading is expertly executed with high quality glass beads in patterns traditional to Kenya. You will notice small variations from product to product because this is artisan made.
Our Brass Master Craftsman believes in protecting the environment, and makes all of his hardware out of recycled brass.
Brass Master Craftsman
We are so happy with the beautiful hardware, including the womanhood icon, that Boaz, our Brass Master Craftsman, has handmade for the Kenya straps.
The Core Collection
We are excited to announce that we will be bringing back the Core Collection in our Convertible Day Bag silhouette. These One of a Kind Bohemian bags are great for those that want to add a little color to their life.Shop Available Now
Bringing it back
Made in our Original Convertible Day Bag (CDB) silhouette, the Core Collection comes in 3 sizes, full, medium and mini.
Our Core Collection is made with our full grain Caoba Leather and has nickel hardware. The Core Collection is lined with 100% red cotton.
Most of the Core Collection huipiles are called Mixtos; they feature a combination of floral & geometric patterns.
Prosperity by Nena & Co. Featuring Artist Shadé Akanbi
We are honored to be partnering with the Good to Be Good Foundation to help provide relief, support and essential items to vulnerable women and their dependents who are experiencing poverty, marginalization, social disparities, and gender-based violence during this COVID-19 pandemic. A part of our proceeds from Our #Nenaprosperity Collection will go towards this effort.shop now
This collaboration is named “Prosperity” because it focuses on symbols that represent prosperity and strength of community.
Collaboration of cultures
The finished product is a true collaborative effort and melting pot of culture; the pattern was designed by Nigerian American artist Shadé Akanbi, printed on organic cotton canvas here in the USA, and assembled into the finished product by the Nena craftsmen in Guatemala. Both Nena & Co., and Printed Pattern People pay tribute to their respective cultures and present their products in a way that makes people feel more comfortable with integrating different patterns into their wardrobe and home.
A portion of the profits made from this collaboration will be donated to Good To Be Good Foundation to help provide relief, support and essential items to those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Message from Ali
Shadé and I both started women owned businesses that pay great tributes to our family heritage and we are also trying to present them to people in a way that makes them feel more comfortable with integrating different patterns and symbols into their wardrobe and home.
Nena and CHill with us on FAcebook live
Join us LIVE this Friday, May 22nd at 12 pm PST on our private Nena & Co. Society Facebook Page for our Virtual Nena & Chill!! Be sure to join our Nena & Society page on Facebook for access to shop special products, a Live Q&A with Ali, CEO and David, Co-Owner, Giveaways, previews of unreleased product, and a chance to chat with other members in our Facebook Society Page! It is going to be so much fun, you won't want to miss it!Join The Nena Society
One Of A Kind
One Of A Kind products are made using up-cycled Mayan apparel that was woven with a back strap or a foot loom technique many years ago. We travel to remote Guatemalan villages and select designs from thousands of traditional huipils (shirts) and cortes (skirts) previously worn by native Guatemalan women.Shop Now
"You'll never find another one quite like me."
New Life to Vintage
The Guatemala OOAK collection is crafted from vintage Maya clothing, made on backstrap looms and footlooms many years ago.
Just like each of us, these bags have imperfections—they are perfectly imperfect. We celebrate these imperfections because they are made by hand!
Refuse to be Ordinary
Since the One of a Kind Collection is made from unique upcycled fabric, no two bags are ever exactly the same.
One of a kind
Introducing the newest member of our Ghana Collection the Mini Full Moon bag.
Designed in the U.S. by the Nena & Co. team, we've partnered with verified members of the Fair Trade Federation in Ghana to bring you this original hand woven bag.
Perfect Summer Bags
Designed in the USA, made in Ghana and inspired by french wicker baskets, we made the perfect summer bags! The Ghana collection comes in three styles: Full Moon Straw Bag, Half Moon Straw Clutch and the new Mini Full Moon Straw Bag.
One of a Kind
The colors in each bag are the weavers choice and so each piece is one of a kind! No two will ever be exactly alike!
To create these exclusive bags, weavers harvest the center stalk of tall Kinkahe grass. which will quickly replenish itself, resulting in a sustainable straw for the future. The straw is hand-dyed twice in boiling water and woven into our exclusive bags.
Weaving has been a traditional skill in Northern Ghana for many generations. By purchasing one of these unique creations, you are contributing to the preservation of African culture and the weavers financial independence.
Officially Quigley x Nena & Co.
Six months in the making, this collaboration was inspired by a mutual love for luxury and bohemian design.Shop Available Now
Here’s a first look at one of the styles from the collection, The Romantic. Release Date Coming Soon.
The Romantic refuses to give up on hope and daydreams.
Good things coming
The Romantic knows that good things are just around the river bend..
We pride ourselves in working with weavers and leather craftsmen who make a living working creatively at fair wages.