What makes Kmana bags a lifetime buy?
Well, their bags are beautifully handcrafted in Bali using only the finest and softest vegetable tanned leather. They all incorporate traditional handwoven textiles, such as Rang Rang and Lombok in every design. The accessories are soft, durable, genderless and will never go out of fashion. Each design is produced in small, sustainable batches. The leather they use is a by-product of the food industry. It is locally sourced and comes from the finest family-run tanneries in East Java, Indonesia. Each bag is cut from one piece of full-grain cow leather or sheep leather (i.e. one hide) ensuring fewer seams and less waste. They also partner with like-minded individuals and workshops in Java. This ensures the quality and transparency of the tanning process and minimises its environmental and societal impact, namely through the waste management procedures.
Who are the faces behind this family run brand?
Founded by Bea Sanz Corella and Kiko Tous in 2017, the brand is a result of a loving alliance that started more than fourteen years ago in Barcelona, and spread through travels and experiences, until settling down in Bali, Indonesia. It is the story of Bea and Kiko, accomplices and lifetime companions. Bea is the wilful wanderer and Kiko is the edgy creative; it is this perfect combination that makes Kmana.
Kmana is an accessory brand that is elegant and memorable! You can feel the love and effort that goes into making every single bag. Bea talks to Staiy about her love for travel bags, especially the old school leather bags. She goes on to explain her inspiration “They remind me of the old leather suitcase that my grandfather used to travel with, every-time I see his suitcase, it makes me smile as I think of all the stories that this bag carries within”. Kmana create bags to last decades and they are made for travellers to fill their suitcases with memories which can be passed down the family tree.