If you’re looking for a stylish yet practical Christmas present for someone special, here’s a great idea from Thandana.

Thandana means ‘to love one another’ in Zulu

Thandana is a home-grown luggage brand designed and produced in Zululand, Durban.

The latest addition to their range of affordable, unique travel pieces, is a gorgeous leather and fabric pouch.

Use it as a make-up bag, for stationery, or to store your cell phone, keys and wallet in, when you don’t need a big bag. They’re so beautiful that we’re sure you will think of even more ways to show them off!

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At R198 plus VAT, they’re fabulous Christmas gifts that ensure you’re supporting South Africans. (But make sure you get one for yourself too!)

Thandana pouches are available in a variety of designs and colours: take a look here

More about Thandana products

Thandana is home-grown chic at its best, with a focus on immaculate workmanship and quality – the bags are made by using locally produced, hand-printed fabrics, designed especially for Thandana.

The fabric is laminated for extra protection and durability – and all the designs feature genuine South African cow leather.

The Thandana Team is committed to offering innovative design and is passionate about South Africa and supporting the local industry, Thandana has a focus on buying all their fabrics and leather locally and is 100 % BEE compliant.

The meaning of the Thandana symbol is derived from ancient Zulu rock art

It is a symbol for the symbol ‘&’ which denotes ‘addition’… ‘to add to’. The philosophy of the Thandana Brand is “to provide the gift of authentic and enduring leather bags, handmade in South Africa”.

The meaning of Thandana is ‘to love one another’. Both the meaning of the brand together with the philosophy behind every brand initiative is with the intention to ‘add’, to ‘grow’, to ‘love’.

The addition symbol is a representation of all that Thandana seeks to add through the bags that it creates, ‘with love’.