WHO WE ARE
Naledi Copenhagen is a luxury accessories brand with a passion for classic style and exclusive materials, especially known for our ostrich bags. Our designs are unique, discreetly luxurious creations, inspired by personal sense of style, and made to be loved and treasured for many years to come. The the brand was founded by Ukrainian Natalka Hansen, based in Denmark, and Italian Mary Sini, based in Cape Town and London.
WHY OSTRICH LEATHER
The luxurious ostrich leather rarely requires an introduction, but its beauty and prestige is far from being its only attraction. It is an ethically good choice. Unlike most other exotic species, ostriches are not endangered and are 100% farmed. Ostrich farming is a sustainable operation, where the leather is a co-product of the meat industry. Apart from leather and meat, ostrich feathers, fat and eggs are also important commercial products, as is the extensive tourism industry, created around the ostrich farms. Ostrich farming creates thousands of jobs in rural areas of South Africa, a country where the concept of Naledi was born and which is still where we exclusively buy our leather. This combination of exclusivity and sustainability makes ostrich leather stand out among other exotic leathers, many of which are sourced from wild, even endangered animals, regularly causing a storm of valid criticism directed at the fashion industry.
GLOBAL ARTISAN MANUFACTURING
Naledi Copenhagen is designed in Denmark, and made with love by a handpicked network of artisans around the world, from Cape Town to Milan, from Kashmir to Alicante. When choosing our manufacturers we give the preference to small artisan studios, who share our vision of sustainable luxury and our code of ethics. The same applies to our choice of materials and leathers. We travel the world to find the best of the best, always setting quality, service and trust above price. Knowing personally the people who make our products, their stories and aspirations, is hugely important and fills our work with a lot of meaning and joy.
Today Naledi Copenhagen is sold in around 30 exclusive boutiques and high-end department stores in Denmark and abroad including Norway, Sweden, Germany, Singapore and China. Naledi Copenhagen is available online on Farfetch.com. We design two main collections per year, and a number of smaller collections. The bags are available not only in ostrich, but also in other carefully chosen exclusive and sustainable leathers. Ostrich remains our signature leather, which we continue to source exclusively in South Africa. In addition to bags, Naledi designs luxury scarves, to be worn on their own or as a coordinating item with the bags for a perfectly pulled together look.
Welcome to the beautiful world of Naledi Copenhagen.