Founded in 2017, NONA is a brand by Anona van der Linde. The brand is based in Antwerp, BE.
We make minimalist, comfortable bags for modern day life. Every bag is designed in our atelier in Antwerp, Belgium. Our design process happens very organically; and in this process we try to listen to our customers needs and get them involved. We don't work with seasonal collections because we strongly believe in timeless items, made for women who know and own their style. We're building a standard collection of modern classics; these will continuously be released in new, small quantity colors. New designs will be added to this collection; old designs will be archived; and every so often we'll drop a design in a limited edition color.
'I like it when a bag becomes an extension of my body - as if it’s part of me. That’s why I prefer a no-fuss design, just some nice details and beautiful raw leather. A bag should blend in with the rest of you, as if it’s a piece of clothing.'
We choose to work non-seasonal and only produce our bags in small quantities. We stand for timeless, good quality bags - at an honest price. We design our bags this way because we want them to be worn (a lot!) and to be loved. We feel that it’s very important and necessary for everybody to take responsibility and think about what you buy, how much you buy, where it comes from and how it’s been made.
Working ethically is something that is on the top of our minds. We started out making all the bags in our own atelier in Antwerp; on a made to order basis. This way, we only made what was necessary and didn't have any leftover stock. Because the brand is growing, we've now teamed up with a small production company in Barcelona, Spain. Every single one of our bags is handcrafted in small scale ateliers, under good working conditions. The *limited edition* pieces are all made in our own atelier in Antwerp.
We chose Spain because they have a rich history in leatherwork. Our leather is also sourced in the area of Barcelona, Spain. This way we can minimize transportation costs and we keep all our material sourcing and production within Europe.
We don’t want any of our leather and other materials to go to waste - we try to be very conscious about this and only buy and use what is necessary. We personally pack and ship all our items in eco-friendly paper and carton - no plastic!
We hope that when you buy a NONA bag, you made a mindful decision. You know that your bag has been made with love.
For questions about our brand feel free to contact us, we will be happy to answer them! firstname.lastname@example.org