DESIGNER NATALKA HANSEN: DANISH PRINCESS HAVE OUR BAGS IN THEIR COLLECTION
Natalka Hansen, 'Our brand is popular enough as everybody knows that Naledi handbags means style and quality. Lots of Danish women are among our customers including Princesses Mary and Marie'.
Natalka Hansen together with her Italian friend, Mary Sini, founded Naledi Copenhagen brand in Denmark (exclusive ostrich hide handbags and clutches, accessories). The brand has become very successful within the last 5 years. Some items are even bought by the members of the Danish royal family.
The clutches are made of ostrich leg leather that reminds reptilic leather.
'Ostrich leather is very nice tactical material for accessories and bags; one of the most exclusive leather that can exist', the designer explains.
Naledi Copenhagen first customer was a famous Copenhagen shop Rue Verte where the royal family go shopping. The first handbag from Natalka’s collection was bought by the Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. Now she has 7 bags from Ukrainian designer. Another Danish princess, Princess Marie, has 6 bags from Naledi brand.
Apart from Denmark, Naledi Copenhagen is sold in other Scandinavian and EU countries. Now the brand team is working on starting business in Finland and Iceland.
Although Natalka does business in Europe she always keeps thinking about Ukraine. She plans to add Ukrainian ornaments to her works, 'We have plenty of clutches with some inserts of Ukrainian embroidery made in non-traditional style. For now, I am looking for Ukrainian producer, who can help us to make these inserts.
The designer is also interested in Ukrainian companies (bags producers) that can be introduced to Danish market, 'Recently I founded a company to represent Ukrainian clothes and accessories producers on Scandinavian market, Ukrainian brand Varenyky Fashion has already started here successfully'.