Jul 02, 2020

The Beauty of Handmade

We make every effort to provide our customers with the best handcrafted and high-quality bags. All of our processes to make the bags are done by hand — from curing, cutting, and treating the leather to repurposing the huipiles, to weaving new fabric on both backstrap and footlooms. Our bags have natural characteristics and qualities that should not be considered flaws, because they do not interfere with the functionality of the bag. Imperfect alignment and small snags in the fabric, or natural markings such as scars and bug bites on the hide of the leather are proof of authenticity, and should be considered beauty marks. 

Watch this video to see one of our weavers explain more about the backstrap process and why the imperfect alignment sometimes occurs. These characteristics represent the human touch in Nena & Co. designs, and we ask you to join us in celebrating these natural imperfections.