Vana is a brand for women’s leather goods, handcrafted bags created in South Africa, by Vanashree, fourth generation South African of Indian descent. Her collection strongly reflects the richness of the mixture of her Indian heritage and South African roots. It showcases diversity and consciousness from both regions. You will definitely ditch your black bag for the Vana bag that is painted.
For 2018 Autumn-Winter, the collection has classic and vibrant designs made from different skins ranging from ostrich, python and crocodile skins. Each piece can be worn from the sunny side of Cape Town, to the upcoming Paris Fashion Week, to a jewellery event in India or skiing in St. Moritz. This is an expression of personal style and richness of the mixture of her Indian heritage and South African roots
The creation and curation of Vana apply a consistently dedicated process which requires much market research, design intricacies, as well as leather and colour sourcing and selection. Her artisans are based in South Africa and the funds raised are used to provide for the communities. Vana procures consciously curated, sustainably sourced, CITES certified exotic leathers.
The VANA flagship boutique can be found at Delaire Graff Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, Western Cape and the head office in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. VANA exclusives may also be purchased from the online store (https://www.vana-shree.com/shop/ ) and the bags are couriered globally.