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!
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.
Brief history of Nannah Joy
Sold bags at various markets
Rumbi Gashira joined
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.
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.
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.