The largest fashion buying expo in Scandinavia, CIFF or Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, is kicking off in less than a week. We will be there with both Naledi Copenhagen and Gallery by Naledi collections, presenting our ostrich bags, leather bags and scarves. Remember to register latest by February 2nd, 24:00 to gain free access to the expo. You will find us in the Style Setters Bungalows section, stand C4-106. See you at CIFF next week!
Written by Natalka Hansen
For someone working with sustainability in fashion for the last 7 years, this article truly stroke a sore spot. It is in Danish, but the jist of it is that according to a new study, the majority of Danes are not willing to pay a cent more for sustainable products. Similar studies with similar results have been conducted in other countries. How can that possibly be that the subject of sustainability is so hyped, yet clearly the majority is not willing to put their money where their mouth is?
In light of recent COP21 conference in Paris, we talk so much about actions that countries must take and resources that are needed in order to reverse the implications of climate change on our planet. These actions and resources are not just something abstract and limited by the walls of a conference hall in Paris. This concerns every one of us on a personal level, and our everyday buying habits.
As consumers we ultimately decide, what companies will manufacture and how they will do it. Every purchase we make, no matter how small, is a powerful vote for who does it right, and who does it wrong. But it is delusional to demand sustainable products without willing to pay the extra costs. It only encourages companies to find creative ways to label their products as “sustainable” with the least possible investment, that often has less to do with sustainability and more with marketing speak.
Let’s not fool ourselves. Yes, today sustainability comes with a higher pricetag, but tomorrow it will save us a whole Planet. Choose wisely.
#sustainability #bæredygtighed #fashion #mode
We are so honoured to be comissioned by the Desmond and Leah Legacy Foundation to design a bag for them. The foundation is a large South African charity, founded by the legendary Desmond Tutu, that counts many international philantropists, political and cultural leaders amongst their supporters, including Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie and other amazing women. The clutch we designed is named “Leseli”, which means “Light” in the African language of Sotho, and stands as a symbol for lighting a candle of hope. Leseli is made using 100% sustainable farmed South African ostrich produced by Klein Karoo, and a percentage of global sales of the bag is donated to support the Foundation’s charitable work. The bag can be already now exclusively pre-ordered on our website in 6 colours, so make sure to check it out and put it on your Christmas wishlist :)
Naledi Copenhagen‘s Mary Sini meeting Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mhpo Tutu
Tea at the Foundation with the fantastic team, discussing the Leseli project
We are in love the sleek Diana, or Diana 2.0 as we dubbed it in the office :) This is the relaunch version of the original Diana, the very first ostrich clutch
that launched Naledi Copenhagen back in 2010. Since then, this simple yet chic clutch adorned the hands of many stylish women around the globe. The new relaunched model has a long flap, sharp corners, and is beautifully finished with leather lining and credit card pockets inside. The look is simple and clean, designed to add class and sophistication to any outfit. Like its popular predecessor, this ostrich clutch is handcrafted and comes in a range of beautiful colours, from neutrals to brights. The first 6 colours – Wine
, Chilly Red
, Blue Jean
, Hydrangea Blue
– have already arrived and will be launched very soon at one of Copenhagen’s iconic shopping destinations, Bindesbøl.
We are very proud of the fact, that our bags are handcrafted in sustainable, 100% farmed South African ostrich. We are committed to promoting ostrich as a better, sustainable alternative to other “exotic” leathers, many of which come from either wild or endangered species. Thank you all who has supported us on this journey ❤ We hope that the new model will get lots of love and find its way to some of your Christmas wishlists!
Find the new Diana in Bindesbøl in Copenhagen or pre-order yours online at http://www.naledicopenhagen.com
. #naledicopenhagen #sustainablefashion #diana #ostrich #clutch #bindesbøl #copenhagen
So, who is ready for Friday night? We just got this amazing box clutch, custommade for a special golden girl :) The frame is in the new red gold finish, handmade in solid brass. The inlays are made in matching metallic finish ostrich. Guaranteed to turn heads! Fancy one of yourself? Send us a mail at bespoke @ naledibags.com and we will be happy to custommake one for you.
Need inspiration? Go to our online store to find your dream ostrich clutch
We love the beautiful photography and the sophisticated sense of style by Igrien from the Dutch / international fashion blog The Avantguardian. Check out her recent post about a trip to LA, called LA Confidential (also one of our all time favourite movies) with some amazing photos of her Naledi Copenhagen yellow ostrich box clutch. We love the bright yellow pop of colour on a classy monochrome outfit.
The box clutches are made with either satinated gold hardware, like Igrien’s piece, or with satinated gun metal, as on the photo above. The frames are handcrafted in solid brass in Spain, while the beautiful chains are sourced from Italy. The inlays are made in 100% sustainable South African ostrich leather. Lots of beautiful colours are available, including the possibility to custom-order yours with different colours on front and back. Explore our ostrich clutches her.
The first 3 images are (c) TheAvantguardian.com.