About Christell

Nannah is my nickname since childhood, given to me by my brother.

Every Nannah design is like an art piece to me. Art that you can wear! The art is in joining the beauty with the practical. It is practical without compromising the aesthetic look and loveliness of the bag.

There are different qualities that jump out to every person – for some if is the color or shape, for others the size or the length of the sling. It could also be in the simplistic style and lines, the quality of fabric or the leather. (Nannah only uses genuine high quality leather.)

I love to see a product find its unique owner, because so much love goes into the designing and production process… it is such a pleasure!
Christell Weyers

About Rumbi

My full name is Rumbidzai Gashira. My tribe is Shona from Harare in Zimbabwe. I love fashion, but mostly bags and shoes! That is why I decided to focus on bags – I like genuine leather and the design and making of the bags.
Rumb Gashira

Brief history of Nannah Joy

May 2010
New life!
Sold bags at various markets

December 2010
Rumbi Gashira joined

January 2011
Leather handcraft course in Vanrhynsdorp. Learned everything from pattern-making, cutting, choosing the right leather, stitching and business skills.

Started making leather bags and supplied Cinnamon & Silk in Stellenbosch, Me me me in Long Street Cape Town, Shepherd’s Tree in Knysna, The Mohair Mill in Plettenberg Bay, Bean in Love in Paarl, Mitzi Boutique in Willowbridge, Sera Boutique in Bloemfontein, Kamersvol Geskenke Market at Lourensford in October.

December 2012
Handbag Design Short course at the London College of Fashion. Designed a new range and storyboard for Winter 2012.
Expanded the range to clutch bags, nappy bags, laptop bags and other new designs.

August 2012
Nannah Joy (Pty) Ltd it’s official!

Presently, Nannah Joy is excited about the new online store and website as created by Lizl Grobler of Spasie.com and photos by Joggie Prinsloo.