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ARTISAN DENIM & LEATHER FRINGE BACKPACK
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ARTISAN DENIM & LEATHER FRINGE BACKPACK

$218.00

ARTISAN DENIM & LEATHER FRINGE BACKPACK

$218.00
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Our Artisan Denim Collection consists of products constructed using newly loomed denim fabrics, custom 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, as it creates a sustainable form of income for our artisans. Thank you for helping us keep this beautiful art form alive, and supporting the wellbeing of our beloved Guatemalan artisans!

Note: Iron-On Patches, Sticker Patches, and Pins sold separately.  

DETAILS

  • Genuine leather fringe, base, hanging loop, shoulder straps, and bag opening 
  • Handloomed denim fabric body
  • 100% natural cotton lining
  • Metal hardware
  • Leather pull tie closure
  • Leather/magnetic snap closure
  • One inner pocket, zip closure
  • Made in Guatemala

DIMENSIONS

  • Height: 13"
  • Width: 9"
  • Depth: 6"
  • Hanging loop drop: 2.5"
  • Shoulder straps (adjustable): 28 - 37"
  • Weight: 2 - 3 lbs

STYLE NUMBER

  • NS-BP002DM
ARTISAN CAMERA STRAP - BLACK/GREY/WHITE
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ARTISAN CAMERA STRAP - BLACK/GREY/WHITE

$110.00

ARTISAN CAMERA STRAP - BLACK/GREY/WHITE

$110.00
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Our Artisan Collection consists of products constructed using newly loomed fabrics, custom 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, as it creates a sustainable form of income for our artisans. Thank you for helping us keep this beautiful art form alive, and supporting the wellbeing of our beloved Guatemalan artisans! 

 

DETAILS

  • Genuine leather trim and tabs stamped with Nena & Co. logo
  • Hand-loomed artisan faja fabric strap
  • Metal hardware
  • Made in Guatemala

DIMENSIONS

  • Length: 44.5"
  • Width: 2"

*May need an additional piece to attach to camera. Check out our Split Round Camera Strap Rings for an easier fit.

STYLE NUMBER

  • NS-062
ARTISAN CAMERA STRAP - TEAL/MULTI
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ARTISAN CAMERA STRAP - TEAL/MULTI

$110.00

ARTISAN CAMERA STRAP - TEAL/MULTI

$110.00
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Our Artisan Collection consists of products constructed using newly loomed fabrics, custom 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, as it creates a sustainable form of income for our artisans. Thank you for helping us keep this beautiful art form alive, and supporting the wellbeing of our beloved Guatemalan artisans! 

 

DETAILS

  • Genuine leather trim and tabs stamped with Nena & Co. logo
  • Hand-loomed artisan faja fabric strap
  • Metal hardware
  • Made in Guatemala

DIMENSIONS

  • Length: 44.5"
  • Width: 2"

*May need an additional piece to attach to camera. Check out our Split Round Camera Strap Rings for an easier fit.

STYLE NUMBER

  • NS-061
ARTISAN CAMERA STRAP - RED
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ARTISAN CAMERA STRAP - RED

$110.00

ARTISAN CAMERA STRAP - RED

$110.00
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Our Artisan Collection consists of products constructed using newly loomed fabrics, custom 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, as it creates a sustainable form of income for our artisans. Thank you for helping us keep this beautiful art form alive, and supporting the wellbeing of our beloved Guatemalan artisans! 

 

DETAILS

  • Genuine leather trim and tabs stamped with Nena & Co. logo
  • Hand-loomed artisan faja fabric strap
  • Metal hardware
  • Made in Guatemala

DIMENSIONS

  • Length: 44.5"
  • Width: 2"

*May need an additional piece to attach to camera. Check out our Split Round Camera Strap Rings for an easier fit.

STYLE NUMBER

  • NS-059
ARTISAN CAMERA STRAP - PINK/BROWN
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ARTISAN CAMERA STRAP - PINK/BROWN

$110.00

ARTISAN CAMERA STRAP - PINK/BROWN

$110.00
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Our Artisan Collection consists of products constructed using newly loomed fabrics, custom 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, as it creates a sustainable form of income for our artisans. Thank you for helping us keep this beautiful art form alive, and supporting the wellbeing of our beloved Guatemalan artisans! 

 

DETAILS

  • Genuine leather trim and tabs stamped with Nena & Co. logo
  • Hand-loomed artisan faja fabric strap
  • Metal hardware
  • Made in Guatemala

DIMENSIONS

  • Length: 44.5"
  • Width: 2"

*May need an additional piece to attach to camera. Check out our Split Round Camera Strap Rings for an easier fit.

STYLE NUMBER

  • NS-058
ARTISAN BEACH THROW - PURPLE
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ARTISAN BEACH THROW - PURPLE

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$100.00

ARTISAN BEACH THROW - PURPLE

$100.00 Sale price

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Our Artisan Collection consists of products constructed using newly loomed fabrics, custom 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, as it creates a sustainable form of income for our artisans. Thank you for helping us keep this beautiful art form alive, and supporting the wellbeing of our beloved Guatemalan artisans! 

 

DETAILS & CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Spot clean if needed
  • 100% Cotton

DIMENSIONS

  • 72" x 36"
  • 4" tassel length

STYLE

  • NS-B25
  • Purple
              ARTISAN BEACH THROW - PINK/RED
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              ARTISAN BEACH THROW - PINK/RED

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              $100.00

              ARTISAN BEACH THROW - PINK/RED

              $100.00 Sale price

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              Our Artisan Collection consists of products constructed using newly loomed fabrics, custom 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, as it creates a sustainable form of income for our artisans. Thank you for helping us keep this beautiful art form alive, and supporting the wellbeing of our beloved Guatemalan artisans! 

               

              DETAILS & CARE INSTRUCTIONS

              • Spot clean if needed
              • 100% Cotton

              DIMENSIONS

              • 72" x 36"
              • 4" tassel length

              STYLE

              • LM-B15
              • Pink/Multi
                      ARTISAN MALIA X NENA THROW
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                      ARTISAN MALIA X NENA THROW

                      $158.00

                      ARTISAN MALIA X NENA THROW

                      $158.00
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                      This fabric is part of our Sustainable Fashion Program, which provides work for Mayan women in regions of Guatemala where there are very few income-producing opportunities. When you purchase a Beach Throw, you're pitching in to create jobs and freedom for the beautiful, hardworking women of the Guatemalan highlands. Help a mama out! 

                      DETAILS & CARE INSTRUCTIONS

                      • Spot clean if needed
                      • 100% Cotton

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • 72" x 36"
                      • 4" tassel length

                      STYLE

                      • PL-LM-M300
                      • MALIA X NENA THROW
                      ARTISAN LOBO WEEKENDER
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                      ARTISAN LOBO WEEKENDER

                      $398.00

                      ARTISAN LOBO WEEKENDER

                      $398.00
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                      Our Artisan Collection consists of products constructed using newly loomed fabrics, custom 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, as it creates a sustainable form of income for our artisans. Thank you for helping us keep this beautiful art form alive, and supporting the wellbeing of our beloved Guatemalan artisans! 

                       

                      DETAILS

                      • Genuine leather body, handles, and cross body strap
                      • Handwoven, artisan fabric front panel
                      • 100% cotton lining, pattern varies
                      • Metal hardware
                      • Zip closure
                      • One inner pocket, zip closure
                      • Two outer pockets, one with zip closure
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • 15" H, 24" W, 9.5" D
                      • 6" Handle drop
                      • 40-50” Cross body strap, adjustable

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • NS-1070-VT13
                      ARTISAN ROCKY BARNES WEEKENDER - BROWN
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                      ARTISAN ROCKY BARNES WEEKENDER - BROWN

                      $398.00

                      ARTISAN ROCKY BARNES WEEKENDER - BROWN

                      $398.00
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                      Model and fashion blogger Rocky Barnes has teamed up with Nena & Co.'s founder and designer Alejandra Hynek to create this fabulous weekender for "wanderlusters" alike. Made from genuine leather and accented with vibrant hand loomed fabric, the Rocky Barnes Weekender X Nena will last you a lifetime and never let you down in your travels!

                       

                      DETAILS

                      • Designed by Rocky Barnes
                      • Genuine leather body, handles, and cross body strap
                      • Handwoven, sustainable fabric front panel
                      • 100% cotton lining, pattern varies
                      • Metal hardware
                      • Zip closure
                      • One inner pocket, zip closure
                      • Two outer pockets, one with zip closure
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • Height: 15"
                      • Width: 24"
                      • Depth: 9.5"
                      • Handle drop: 6"
                      • Cross body strap (adjustable): 40 - 50"

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • NS-1070R1
                      ARTISAN ROCKY BARNES WEEKENDER - BLACK
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                      ARTISAN ROCKY BARNES WEEKENDER - BLACK

                      $398.00

                      ARTISAN ROCKY BARNES WEEKENDER - BLACK

                      $398.00
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                      Model and fashion blogger Rocky Barnes has teamed up with Nena & Co.'s founder and designer Alejandra Hynek to create this fabulous weekender for "wanderlusters" alike. Made from genuine leather and accented with vibrant hand loomed fabric, the Rocky Barnes Weekender X Nena will last you a lifetime and never let you down in your travels!

                       

                      DETAILS

                      • Designed by Rocky Barnes
                      • Genuine leather body, handles, and cross body strap
                      • Handwoven, sustainable fabric front panel
                      • 100% cotton lining, pattern varies
                      • Metal hardware
                      • Zip closure
                      • One inner pocket, zip closure
                      • Two outer pockets, one with zip closure
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • 15" H, 24" W, 9.5" D
                      • 6" Handle drop
                      • 40-50” Cross body strap, adjustable

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • NS-1070R2
                      ARTISAN LEATHER DUFFLE
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                      ARTISAN LEATHER DUFFLE

                      $388.00

                      ARTISAN LEATHER DUFFLE

                      $388.00
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                      Our Artisan Collection consists of products constructed using newly loomed fabrics, custom 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, as it creates a sustainable form of income for our artisans. Thank you for helping us keep this beautiful art form alive, and supporting the wellbeing of our beloved Guatemalan artisans! 

                       

                      DETAILS

                      • Genuine leather body, handles, and cross body strap
                      • 100% red cotton lining
                      • Metal hardware
                      • Zip closure
                      • One inner pocket, zip closure
                      • One outer pocket, buckle closure
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • 13" H, 21" W, 9.5" D
                      • 7" Handle drop
                      • 40-50” Cross body strap, adjustable

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • NS-MH100
                      ARTISAN LEATHER SLING PACK
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                      ARTISAN LEATHER SLING PACK

                      $358.00

                      ARTISAN LEATHER SLING PACK

                      $358.00
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                      Our Artisan Collection consists of products constructed using newly loomed fabrics, custom 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, as it creates a sustainable form of income for our artisans. Thank you for helping us keep this beautiful art form alive, and supporting the wellbeing of our beloved Guatemalan artisans! 

                       

                      DETAILS

                      • Genuine leather body, handles, and cross body strap
                      • 100% red cotton lining
                      • Metal hardware
                      • Tie closure
                      • One inner pocket, zip closure
                      • One outer pocket, buckle closure
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • 18" H, 14" W, 8.5" D
                      • 7" Handle drop
                      • 30-40” Cross body strap, adjustable

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • NS-MH105
                      ARTISAN ESPANOLA HAT
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                      ARTISAN ESPANOLA HAT

                      $118.00

                      ARTISAN ESPANOLA HAT

                      $118.00
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                      The Espanola Hat is a wide brim flat top straw hat featuring a hand-loomed Macrame Hat Band.

                      HATS, NOT JUST HATS, BUT REAL HATS!

                      Have you noticed that you can actually buy a hat for something crazy like $5.99 made in a third world country that falls apart a few days after you buy it?  You can! Well, boo to fast fashion! Boo to companies that don’t know how much workers at the factories they manufacture are making or what the working conditions are!! We wondered if anyone was still interested in quality items. Does anyone still care about the people who make the products they use? If you are a Nena & Co. customer, we know for sure you care. We know for sure you are interested in the people who make your products. We know for sure you believe in quality.  With that said, let me tell you my adventure and quest to find our real hats. Not one made from plastic, or fake crochet, or imitation palm leaves, no, not like that, but a real hat.

                      It was last summer that we decided that we needed hats to go with our bags, the two perfect beach accessories, but we wanted real hats. I had met Santos a few years ago while scouting for other products; back then, he told me about his family business and how he has been a hat maker since he was very young. For some reason, I didn’t keep his contact information #fail, so, on a very hot muggy day, we left Antigua Guatemala, and headed out to the highlands looking for Santos, The Hat Maker.

                      Trying to find a place and a person relying solely on your memory and without Google maps proved to be an adventure! But after much asking and following leads, we finally found him! Just as Santos did a few years prior, he was delighted to tell us about his real hats.

                      We learned that his hats are made from real palm leaves, palm trees that grow along the coast in Guatemala, he enlightened us on the colors of the leaves; how our higher quality white palm hats get to be white because they are made from palm trees that grow by the sea…and how the salty air bleaches the leaves naturally! I can almost feel a breeze on my face just listening to him.

                      Santos demonstrated how the value of a hat comes from the width size of the braided strand that wraps around your head dozens of times; the narrower a strand is, the more valuable a hat will be.  The men cut the palm leaves, and the women will break down each leaf into fine strands and roll into balls, much like yarn balls, they then take two to four strands and braid them, in the same fashion as braiding hair. Each braided strand is then sewn into hats.
                       

                      Santos takes pride in his heritage, in his work and the work of his employees. And we love the fact that these real hats provide a sustainable income for the artisans and craftsmen that have made this art their livelihood. Now, the story behind our hand weaved hat bands we’ll save for another time!

                      So, next time you decide to buy a hat, ask yourself, is this a real hat? Introducing our newest member of the Nena & Co. team; The Palm Hat.

                       

                      DETAILS

                      • Handwoven palm leaves
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • 19"/49cm Head Circumference
                      • 20"/51cm Head Circumference
                      • 21”/53-54cm Head Circumference
                      • 22"/56cm Head Circumference
                      • 23"/59cm Head Circumference
                      • 24"/61cm Head Circumference

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • ST-40SS
                      • ST-40MS
                      • ST-40LS
                      • ST-40XLS

                      Macrame Hat Band

                      DETAILS

                      • Hand-loomed nylon thread
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • Length: 31”/79cm
                      • Width: 1"/3cm
                      • Size: Adjustable

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • VT-HB15
                      ARTISAN MAFIOSO HAT
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                      ARTISAN MAFIOSO HAT

                      $128.00

                      ARTISAN MAFIOSO HAT

                      $128.00
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                      The Mafioso Hat is a short brim straw fedora.

                      HATS, NOT JUST HATS, BUT REAL HATS!

                      Have you noticed that you can actually buy a hat for something crazy like $5.99 made in a third world country that falls apart a few days after you buy it?  You can! Well, boo to fast fashion! Boo to companies that don’t know how much workers at the factories they manufacture are making or what the working conditions are!! We wondered if anyone was still interested in quality items. Does anyone still care about the people who make the products they use? If you are a Nena & Co. customer, we know for sure you care. We know for sure you are interested in the people who make your products. We know for sure you believe in quality.  With that said, let me tell you my adventure and quest to find our real hats. Not one made from plastic, or fake crochet, or imitation palm leaves, no, not like that, but a real hat.

                      It was last summer that we decided that we needed hats to go with our bags, the two perfect beach accessories, but we wanted real hats. I had met Santos a few years ago while scouting for other products; back then, he told me about his family business and how he has been a hat maker since he was very young. For some reason, I didn’t keep his contact information #fail, so, on a very hot muggy day, we left Antigua Guatemala, and headed out to the highlands looking for Santos, The Hat Maker.

                      Trying to find a place and a person relying solely on your memory and without Google maps proved to be an adventure! But after much asking and following leads, we finally found him! Just as Santos did a few years prior, he was delighted to tell us about his real hats.

                      We learned that his hats are made from real palm leaves, palm trees that grow along the coast in Guatemala, he enlightened us on the colors of the leaves; how our higher quality white palm hats get to be white because they are made from palm trees that grow by the sea…and how the salty air bleaches the leaves naturally! I can almost feel a breeze on my face just listening to him.

                      Santos demonstrated how the value of a hat comes from the width size of the braided strand that wraps around your head dozens of times; the narrower a strand is, the more valuable a hat will be.  The men cut the palm leaves, and the women will break down each leaf into fine strands and roll into balls, much like yarn balls, they then take two to four strands and braid them, in the same fashion as braiding hair. Each braided strand is then sewn into hats.
                       

                      Santos takes pride in his heritage, in his work and the work of his employees. And we love the fact that these real hats provide a sustainable income for the artisans and craftsmen that have made this art their livelihood. Now, the story behind our hand weaved hat bands we’ll save for another time!

                      So, next time you decide to buy a hat, ask yourself, is this a real hat? Introducing our newest member of the Nena & Co. team; The Palm Hat.

                       

                      DETAILS

                      • Handwoven palm leaves
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • 19"/49cm Head Circumference
                      • 20"/51cm Head Circumference
                      • 21”/53-54cm Head Circumference
                      • 22"/56cm Head Circumference
                      • 23"/59cm Head Circumference
                      • 24"/61cm Head Circumference

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • ST-30SS
                      • ST-30MS
                      • ST-30LS
                      • ST-30XLS

                      Macrame Hat Band

                      DETAILS

                      • Hand-loomed nylon thread
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • Length: 31”/79cm
                      • Width: 1"/3cm
                      • Size: Adjustable

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • VT-HB15
                      ARTISAN FLORISTA HAT
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                      ARTISAN FLORISTA HAT

                      $118.00

                      ARTISAN FLORISTA HAT

                      $118.00
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                      The Florista Hat is a wide brim round top straw hat.

                      HATS, NOT JUST HATS, BUT REAL HATS!

                      Have you noticed that you can actually buy a hat for something crazy like $5.99 made in a third world country that falls apart a few days after you buy it?  You can! Well, boo to fast fashion! Boo to companies that don’t know how much workers at the factories they manufacture are making or what the working conditions are!! We wondered if anyone was still interested in quality items. Does anyone still care about the people who make the products they use? If you are a Nena & Co. customer, we know for sure you care. We know for sure you are interested in the people who make your products. We know for sure you believe in quality.  With that said, let me tell you my adventure and quest to find our real hats. Not one made from plastic, or fake crochet, or imitation palm leaves, no, not like that, but a real hat.

                      It was last summer that we decided that we needed hats to go with our bags, the two perfect beach accessories, but we wanted real hats. I had met Santos a few years ago while scouting for other products; back then, he told me about his family business and how he has been a hat maker since he was very young. For some reason, I didn’t keep his contact information #fail, so, on a very hot muggy day, we left Antigua Guatemala, and headed out to the highlands looking for Santos, The Hat Maker.

                      Trying to find a place and a person relying solely on your memory and without Google maps proved to be an adventure! But after much asking and following leads, we finally found him! Just as Santos did a few years prior, he was delighted to tell us about his real hats.

                      We learned that his hats are made from real palm leaves, palm trees that grow along the coast in Guatemala, he enlightened us on the colors of the leaves; how our higher quality white palm hats get to be white because they are made from palm trees that grow by the sea…and how the salty air bleaches the leaves naturally! I can almost feel a breeze on my face just listening to him.

                      Santos demonstrated how the value of a hat comes from the width size of the braided strand that wraps around your head dozens of times; the narrower a strand is, the more valuable a hat will be.  The men cut the palm leaves, and the women will break down each leaf into fine strands and roll into balls, much like yarn balls, they then take two to four strands and braid them, in the same fashion as braiding hair. Each braided strand is then sewn into hats.
                       

                      Santos takes pride in his heritage, in his work and the work of his employees. And we love the fact that these real hats provide a sustainable income for the artisans and craftsmen that have made this art their livelihood. Now, the story behind our hand weaved hat bands we’ll save for another time!

                      So, next time you decide to buy a hat, ask yourself, is this a real hat? Introducing our newest member of the Nena & Co. team; The Palm Hat.

                       

                      DETAILS

                      • Handwoven palm leaves
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • 19"/49cm Head Circumference
                      • 20"/51cm Head Circumference
                      • 21”/53-54cm Head Circumference
                      • 22"/56cm Head Circumference
                      • 23"/59cm Head Circumference
                      • 24"/61cm Head Circumference

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • ST-20SS
                      • ST-20MS
                      • ST-20LS
                      • ST-20XLS

                      Macrame Hat Band

                      DETAILS

                      • Hand-loomed nylon thread
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • Length: 31”/79cm
                      • Width: 1"/3cm
                      • Size: Adjustable

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • VT-HB15
                      ARTISAN FEDORA HAT
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                      ARTISAN FEDORA HAT

                      $108.00

                      ARTISAN FEDORA HAT

                      $108.00
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                      The Fedora Hat is a medium brim straw fedora featuring a hand-loomed Macrame Hat Band.

                      HATS, NOT JUST HATS, BUT REAL HATS!

                      Have you noticed that you can actually buy a hat for something crazy like $5.99 made in a third world country that falls apart a few days after you buy it?  You can! Well, boo to fast fashion! Boo to companies that don’t know how much workers at the factories they manufacture are making or what the working conditions are!! We wondered if anyone was still interested in quality items. Does anyone still care about the people who make the products they use? If you are a Nena & Co. customer, we know for sure you care. We know for sure you are interested in the people who make your products. We know for sure you believe in quality.  With that said, let me tell you my adventure and quest to find our real hats. Not one made from plastic, or fake crochet, or imitation palm leaves, no, not like that, but a real hat.

                      It was last summer that we decided that we needed hats to go with our bags, the two perfect beach accessories, but we wanted real hats. I had met Santos a few years ago while scouting for other products; back then, he told me about his family business and how he has been a hat maker since he was very young. For some reason, I didn’t keep his contact information #fail, so, on a very hot muggy day, we left Antigua Guatemala, and headed out to the highlands looking for Santos, The Hat Maker.

                      Trying to find a place and a person relying solely on your memory and without Google maps proved to be an adventure! But after much asking and following leads, we finally found him! Just as Santos did a few years prior, he was delighted to tell us about his real hats.

                      We learned that his hats are made from real palm leaves, palm trees that grow along the coast in Guatemala, he enlightened us on the colors of the leaves; how our higher quality white palm hats get to be white because they are made from palm trees that grow by the sea…and how the salty air bleaches the leaves naturally! I can almost feel a breeze on my face just listening to him.

                      Santos demonstrated how the value of a hat comes from the width size of the braided strand that wraps around your head dozens of times; the narrower a strand is, the more valuable a hat will be.  The men cut the palm leaves, and the women will break down each leaf into fine strands and roll into balls, much like yarn balls, they then take two to four strands and braid them, in the same fashion as braiding hair. Each braided strand is then sewn into hats.
                       

                      Santos takes pride in his heritage, in his work and the work of his employees. And we love the fact that these real hats provide a sustainable income for the artisans and craftsmen that have made this art their livelihood. Now, the story behind our hand weaved hat bands we’ll save for another time!

                      So, next time you decide to buy a hat, ask yourself, is this a real hat? Introducing our newest member of the Nena & Co. team; The Palm Hat.

                       

                      DETAILS

                      • Handwoven palm leaves
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • 19"/49cm Head Circumference
                      • 20"/51cm Head Circumference
                      • 21”/53-54cm Head Circumference
                      • 22"/56cm Head Circumference
                      • 23"/59cm Head Circumference
                      • 24"/61cm Head Circumference

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • ST-10SS
                      • ST-10MS
                      • ST-10LS
                      • ST-10XLS

                      Macrame Hat Band

                      DETAILS

                      • Hand-loomed nylon thread
                      • Made in Guatemala

                      DIMENSIONS

                      • Length: 31”/79cm
                      • Width: 1"/3cm
                      • Size: Adjustable

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • VT-HB15
                      ARTISAN BOYFRIEND DENIM JACKET - BLACK/BLUE
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                      ARTISAN BOYFRIEND DENIM JACKET - BLACK/BLUE

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                      $100.00

                      ARTISAN BOYFRIEND DENIM JACKET - BLACK/BLUE

                      $100.00 Sale price

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                      Styled after the classic Levi fit, our Boyfriend Denim Jacket is s'chill. Accented with a custom Nena pattern, this Jacket will turn heads. 

                      DETAILS

                      • 100% cotton
                      • Hand loomed custom Nena fabric
                      • Denim is chemical and dye free

                      MEASURMENTS

                      • Small - Shoulder span: 16", Arm length: 23", Shoulder to hip: 20.5"
                      • Medium - Shoulder span: 17", Arm length: 24", Shoulder to hip: 21"
                      • Large - Shoulder span: 17.5", Arm length: 25", Shoulder to hip: 23"
                      • Extra Large - Shoulder span: 18.5", Arm length: 25", Shoulder to hip: 23.5"

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • IT-J11-S
                      • IT-J11-M
                      • IT-J11-L
                      • IT-J11-XL
                      ARTISAN BOYFRIEND DENIM JACKET - BLACK/PINK
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                      ARTISAN BOYFRIEND DENIM JACKET - BLACK/PINK

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                      $100.00

                      ARTISAN BOYFRIEND DENIM JACKET - BLACK/PINK

                      $100.00 Sale price

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                      Styled after the classic Levi fit, our Boyfriend Denim Jacket is s'chill. Accented with a custom Nena pattern, this Jacket will turn heads. 

                      DETAILS

                      • 100% cotton
                      • Hand loomed custom Nena fabric
                      • Denim is chemical and dye free

                      MEASURMENTS

                      • Small - Shoulder span: 16", Arm length: 23", Shoulder to hip: 20.5"
                      • Medium - Shoulder span: 17", Arm length: 24", Shoulder to hip: 21"
                      • Large - Shoulder span: 17.5", Arm length: 25", Shoulder to hip: 23"
                      • Extra Large - Shoulder span: 18.5", Arm length: 25", Shoulder to hip: 23.5"

                      STYLE NUMBER

                      • IT-J12-S
                      • IT-J12-M
                      • IT-J12-L
                      • IT-J12-XL
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