ninu shop carries really beautiful and unique bags. made in italy - sandra's items are beautifully crafted. i love her use of texture in the bags. this week she is generously offering a $40 gift certificate to be used toward anything in her shop. you have 3 chances to enter, dont miss out on this lovely giveaway! :)
win: $40 gift certificate to
Hello, please tell us a little about yourself + your beautiful shop: Hello! My name is Sandra Comas, I was born in Figueres, in Catalonia. Now I live in Turin, a beautiful town in the North of Italy, with my boyfriend, Daniele and our dog Mika. In 2008 I have founded ninù , a independent handicraft laboratory that creates original design with love and care. I work with natural fiber like cotton, linen, wool, and also original vintage fabric, vinyl and microfiber for the vegan bags.
How did you get started making your lovely clothing + bags? I began to appreciate vintage materials from the 70's while going through the clothes markets in Rome. I developed a real passion for searching and collecting them, then I decided to use them and I started to make bags, purses; so about two year ago I created Ninù with the idea of giving new life to materials that already had a history to them.
What inspires you day to day? Ideas come to me when I'm not really thinking, sometimes while I'm going through the stalls something makes me think of a new shape for a dress... I immediately look for a piece of paper, a pen, something to draw a sketch so that later I can remember it. Then I end up with so many different drawings that I made in a hurry, I can’t make them out any more, so the original idea becomes something else. It’s interesting to see the transformation. The moment I fall asleep is also a good one for new ideas. Other times the materials themselves suggest new ideas.
Any advice for aspiring small business owners? Have only one idea of the brend, the name and start to play only with this. Very important on internet are the photoes. I’m very lucky, all my photos are taken by my boyfriend and his work is excellent, I have received many compliments.
3 chances to win!
( COMMENT TO WIN )
simply visit ninu and leave a comment
with your favorite item from sandra's beautiful shop.
come back & comment with the link! if you twitter, please
tag it with @ohhellofriend so i can track your tweet!
( +1 MORE EXTRA ENTRY )
become a twitter / blogger follower or a facebook fan,
leave a comment letting me know which site you follow for an extra entry!
(note: please only comment once for what site you are a follower of)
giveaway ends on monday, july 12 at 8am, pst
please check back next week to see if you are the lucky winner!
ps: last week's winner was #210, it's simple love.
check the winner page to see if you're a past winner!