MY NAME IS AKVILINA
I love making things, fixing, building, creating, renovating things. I think I learned it from my mom, who can fix anything you put in front of her :)
After college, I tried working in advertising, later as a swimming coach... But my hobbies, curiosity and my restless finger tips caught up with me. It started getting in a way of everything, so I dropped out of graduate school, said goodbye to my day job and dove in all the way.
I was looking for my dream leather bag for quite some time, and eventually decided to make one with the help of my mom. I bought a few leather coats from a second hand store, cut them up, cleaned and ironed it and constructed the mother of all bags. Followed by many more. With every new bag I learned and progressed until a year later, my mom was happy to let me go be a grown up bag maker, so that she could go live in her summer hut and garden all day :)
I have been making bags and wallets for over 5 years now, skipping to work every morning, not noticing hours flying by, travelling to markets on weekends. I love the smell of leather and the glue, and all 14 knifes I have for cutting new shapes and patterns. I love how smooth the zippers run back and forth. And I especially love to snap close all the pockets in the end :) I still do everything myself: finding the leather, cutting, sewing, finishing, photographing, editing, managing the online store, packaging and shipping it to you. Every bag I make starts with an idea of something I would wear myself and my whole heart goes into constructing it. I am so excited others like them too and so many of my handbags are now walking in the streets of many Lithuanian cities. And now - beyond :)