Dedicated to making daily life easier for busy women through thoughtful design
At LANDA we strive to handcraft beautiful leather bags that serve more than one purpose. We are passionate about creating elegant designs but, crucially, we want women and men who live busy, contemporary lifestyles to feel in control of their day; to have space to feed their passions and the opportunity to create their own freedom.
About Silvana Landa
Born in Argentina, a nation famed for cattle ranches and a love of red meat, her cultural heritage is closely bound to the land and its animals. From an early age, she grew up watching her Italian grandfather work leather in his cobbler’s workshop, sourced from her uncle’s raw material store.
Forced to emigrate to South America after fighting in World War II, he started his cobbler’s business from scratch in Argentina, intuitively learning the trade. Her grandmother was a pants suit tailor and extremely hard working. They were a pair of self-made business people in the simplest of ways. His practice was captivating.
She remembers his rough-looking hands working the tanned hides, the workshop’s rich, earthy aroma, and the sound of the sewing machines. He also did a lot of stitching by hand. Sometimes he would let her help with the finishing process; brushing or painting the edges of each shoe.
As a busy professional and mother of two, Silvana is constantly on the go; scooting between airports, offices, the gym, doing school runs and catching up with friends. She found she was always juggling several bags at once and began looking for a nifty solution. She wanted something spacious, yet stylish – something several cuts above the cumbersome bag for life from the local supermarket! What she found were a gap in the market and a business opportunity.
With fond memories of her grandfather working in his leather workshop, it seemed a natural step to start designing bags that were roomy and practical yet made from beautiful high-quality leather.
Our raw materials are sourced and crafted in Ubrique, Spain, where the skilled manufacturing of leather has taken place for over 200 years
The artisan craftsmanship used to make our goods allows us to create bespoke products with exquisite attention to detail
Manufactured in the same town as top designer brands, our bags are equally stylish and luxurious but without the designer price tag
Our fold-away bags have been designed for busy women on the go, fitting neatly into a larger bag of the same design and quality
PRACTICALITY COMPLEMENTS RATHER THAN COMPROMISES OUR STYLISH DESIGNS
Knowing that packed schedules demand the transportation of life necessities, our two-in-one bag designs provide extra space without compromising on style or quality. Each bag features an exquisite finish. They are elegant yet practical, simple yet sophisticated, functional yet refined. When creating each piece, we never compromise our commitment to beautiful design.
We have partnered with a family-run factory in Ubrique, Spain, who employ traditional and sustainable methods of leather goods manufacturing. It takes around twenty hours to produce each bag by hand as various steps are followed to ensure the final product is of high quality with individual attention paid to details.