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MIJN VERHAAL

A splash of colours!

So many things are going on I almost forget to share it with you! In my last article I wrote that I wanted to take things to the next level. And I’m definitely heading there. For those following me on Facebook and Instagram have seen pictures coming by with bright colours. I decided to change the Batik to bright coloured cotton lining. And the minute I did that I felt that the bags looked better, much more Nienke. I didn’t expect it would make such a big difference. Besides this I’m redeveloping my bags with a new workshop in Bandung,...

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Happy Indoversary!

One year Nynqué in Indonesia! I did not realised this until immigration told me my visa was expired… A perfect moment to look back at what have I achieved in my first year as bag designer. Well, if “bag designer” would cover the job life would have been much easier. Being an independent entrepreneur in an unknown country also means being a web-designer, accountant, blogger, production expert, graphic designer, expat, pain-in-the-ass (chasing up Indonesians) but most of al being an adventurer who doesn’t give up. I travelled through the country looking for the best production and leather quality in my...

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De tas van Sinterklaas

What a fantastic Sinterklaas day for me! Or for the English-speaking people among us: Christmas has come early this year. I went to Yogyakarta to check first production of the black purse Cantik. Remember that I posted on Facebook last week that I went to check the leather? Well, now was the time has come to check the final result. Overall I am very happy and a little (understated) proud of myself seeing so many of my bags together. The bags look almost the same as I’d made them. Just one tiny-miny detail…. They put the label on the wrong position...

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Home sweet home...

Curious how my trip to the Netherlands was? Well, I cannot describe this in one word… it was great to see everyone again, cycle through Amsterdam, eat healthy sandwiches, drink a lot of wine, party on good music, visit Dutch Design Week, but most of all is was successful! Since the main purpose of my visit was to find shops willing to sell my bags and I am completely satisfied with the result. It started on the day of my arrival. I had a small stand at the Sunday Market and ith great help of my dad the stand looked...

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Nederland, ik kom er aan!

No blog postings last weeks, but I have a lot of good news! I received a sample of my Bibi shopper and I am very happy :-) Though it needs a little bit of attention to the details of the production the leather is super soft and overall the bags looks perfect! I also received sample of the small Cantik bag. Little bit less happy with this one due to finishing of the leather. Indonesians love bags to be shiny, so my supplier nicely polished the leather. Something I do not like at all, I like the leather to look...

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