Ivonne Schippers’ road to Ada Blackjack is an interesting one. Born in The Netherlands, Ivonne Schippers moved to Barcelona in 2008 and ended up working at an internet company. Like a lot of artist though, her heart was somewhere else. So, she left to pursue her creativity and as she says, to “start something truly meaningful”. In 2012, Ada Blackjack was born. Now, Ivonne is making quite a name for herself with her stunning collection of handmade bags and leather goods.
You might wonder about the name. It is inspired by Ada Blackjack, an Inuit woman who was the heroic and sole survivor of a two year expedition on the uninhabited Wrangel Island in northern Siberia. I’d never heard of her before discovering the shop named after her and it’s quite a story. She’s a fitting symbol for Ivonne’s sturdy and resilient handmade goods. Ana designs her products to last and, with her minimalist design aesthetic and dedication to craftsmanship, I think she’s achieved her goal.