Hi, it's Veronika here... I'm sooo late with this article I've been preparing for since November and it is... wait for it... late January! Oh no!

I have met Aubrey from Virginia, US, a businesswoman who makes repurposed vegan leather bags. And not only bags. And I must say, although I'm not a bag lady (backpack would do the job most of the time for me), I understand, that bags are a big deal for many women and men, so I wanted to present a range of bags that my untrained eye finds as well-made, eco-friendly, and above all, vegan.

Therefore, here is Gennhaio. Read as [Jen-nay-o] as Aubrey noted =)

Aubrey, please, tell us a bit about yourself and your shop:

Hello, I’m Aubrey a dreamer, a thinker, and a doer. But most importantly, I’m a seeker, constantly searching for new ways to live my personal mantra, which is to “Live the life I love!" As a business owner my feet are firmly planted on earth, from where I do all my creating, designing, and exploring.

A blend of art, love for all things environmental, casual conversations with interesting people, an entrepreneurial spirit, and global explorations led me to create Gennhaio. This is where my ideas, designs, and creative products are conceived, designed, and ‘released.’ ‘New Beginnings’ are part of each Gennhaio creation.  I take an item that may have started out as one thing, then by a process of assimilation and creative symbiosis pair or repurpose it, giving birth to a third or unique product.

My favourite items are showcased in the new ‘SUI Collection’; which includes: a range of Weekend bags, backpacks, and wallets. All have been designed by blending gentlemen’s designer suit’s with vegan leather. These items, embody, Gennhaio’s distinctive ethos’. I believe that whoever purchases a Gennhaio bag will fall in love with its unique design and creative repurposing of quality materials. It’s all about rethinking the possible!



Another one of my favorites is this Lime-green Vegan Leather Hobo Bag. Bright colors are always so welcoming and a statement piece.  Each of my designs can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the social setting. Wearing this bag during the summer, with a colorful attire is one way to go. But we still want to see some color during the winter months. This is where this Hobo Bag makes its entrance.


The newest collection line is called 'Champagne & Chocolate'.

Aubrey says: "This exquisitely refashioned Tote Bag has been beautifully crafted by blending vegan leather with gently re-purposed, reclaimed, and upcycled items."


Veronika: And to give you more to admire, both nice products and nice photography as well, here are few more picks from Gennhaio shop:


Browncream-Solay – November-2018



These are small triangular bags that can be used as a cosmetic/make-up bags or as sunglasses cases.




This is one of several Ladies Wallet and Key Fob Gift Set – Unique Christmas gift ideas



This one of the wallet designs in the ‘SUI Wallet Collection’ – A gentleman’s suit and vegan leather 



A collection of vegan leather and cork leather passport wallets. Perfect one-of-a-kind stocking fillers.

So did you find here an idea for next birthday gift or just for a treat-myself-nicely gift for yourself? =) If you are looking for a unique bag, purse or wallet, visit Gennhaio shop on Etsy and get inspired =)

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