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Thandana - ’To love one another’
This couldn’t be more true as a home grown, local brand who relies on a team of skilled artisans based in Durban and Zululand in South Africa.
Since establishing in 2010, Thandana has become a well known luggage brand with a focus on immaculate workmanship and quality and we’re proud to stock stores across South Africa and abroad. We believe our bags and luggage make travelling fun & exciting and our team delights in producing our own exclusive range of fabrics, which are on trend, versatile and waterproof.
This waterproof technology ensures that the lifetime of your Thandana piece is extended and by combining the fabric with genuine Bovine South African leather, means its durability will make your piece last for years.
The Thandana Team is committed to offering innovative design and is passionate about South Africa and supporting the local industry.
Our small team is comprised of a close-knit community of 20 skilled labourers and creatives, many from nearby communities who we are proud to empower and support.
About our name:
The word Thandana means “to love one another” in Zulu culture, which is a meaningful place for our brand to grow from.
The Thandana symbol is derived from ancient Zulu rock art paintings - it’s a symbol for the word “and” which denotes “addition” or “to add to', making it fitting that the philosophy of the Thandana Brand is “to provide the gift of authentic and enduring leather bags, hand made in South Africa”.