Shops We Love: Handmade Bags from HÄNSKA
I love discovering collection like HÄNSKA. So many great pieces! Made by hand in Berlin, these handmade bags and accessories are constructed with a keen understanding of modern design. It’s a pretty diverse and comprehensive collection with pieces that are great for everyday use and, with their handsome weekender bag, perfect for travel. Take a look and check out the entire HÄNSKA collection here.
About the brand: “The identity of HÄNSKA comes from our hearts. Growing organically since the launch of the original CATAMARAN Rucksack in 2013, we have gradually expanded our range of products along with our team.
The creative marriage of industrial-, product- and fashion design within our team gives us the means to explore and to create products using our wide range of expertise. Every design is realized with unconventional rules of construction. We give ourselves space for experimentation, allowing for chance encounters that bring forth a new aesthetic language. We find inspiration in traditional packaging elements and combine them with a love for geometric shapes. We are always in search of new materials, which change the direction of subtle details in the final product. We design our items with a new generation of active, creative users in mind; users whose daily journeys seamlessly move from urban to outdoor environments, where work and adventure melt into one.
All our products are handmade in our Berlin-based Studio by talented craftsmen/women. Producing right inside our design studio is an invaluable aspect of our approach, as we can be in constant communication with one another, allowing the production process to flourish.
We believe in using only high-quality materials that are certified, made to last and as locally sourced as possible. The linen we use is grown and woven in Germany, a real rarity nowadays. The acrylic fabric, which is completely water-repellant, colourfast and extremely durable, is made in France and has been approved by the Oeko Tex Standard. The high-tech mesh, normally used for Catamaran trampolines and outdoor furniture, is made in Switzerland and is 100% recyclable and also meets the Oeko Tex Standard. All leather parts are naturally tanned and come from Portugal.”