Hi, I'm Anna Treurniet, the designer and maker behind all the bags and accesories you see here in my online shop. I live in a little old house on the banks of the river Waal, close to Nijmegen with my husband and my two cats; Ziggy and Zaza.
I have always loved making things. Turning an idea into something tangible is something I can't do without. My love for working with leather began when I did my internship at shoedesigner Bep Kosse.
During this period I learned a lot about leather because I started researching all different materials. I found out that leather in itself as a waste product is a very sustainable material, because it will last a lifetime, however, it has to be produced in a sustainable way, like with vegetable tanned leather. And because I always like to try out new materials, and I wanted a vegan alternative to add to the collection, Pinatex is now also part of my main materials.
My designs are fuelled by my love for craftsmanship, function, durability, organic shapes and colours. Every item is either made by me, or my co-worker Helga, here in my studio in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where I work five days a week, and I also give sewing classes at Atelier ByDo. When I am not working, I am probably cuddling my cats, knitting, working on my house, or hanging out with friends.
Find me at Nyma Makersplaats in Nijmegen.
Do you have a question? Quite often I am not able to answer my phone, so the fastes way to get an answer is by email, signal or whatsapp message:
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