A Little Story About Us
Nkatas produces high-quality handmade handbags made out of the original Sisal fiber. Ethical and Fairtrade, all our bags also known as Kiondo, are woven in East Africa – Kenya.
We love our environment hence why we make our handbag from Sisal fiber which is Eco-friendly. All of our products and home decor has an Afrocentric feel and attention to detail.
We sell unique products that will make you stand out from the crowd. We love hearing the creative ideas our customers have. These ideas are what drives us to create our unique collections.
Why buy our Handmade bags?
Meet the Maker
My name is Obia Winnie Ogugua, a mum of two lovely kids based here in London. I am the CEO and founder of Nkatas, an Eco- friendly handmade brand.
Growing up as the youngest girl in my family, I was a very quiet child, never heard at home and that made me quite independent at a very young age.
My parents worked away most of the time so after school, we spent a lot of time with my grandma.
Spending time with grandma meant a lot of lessons and errands. Most of which was spent watching her sew new dresses, weaving baskets, and picking vegetables, beans, pruning coffee, and picking some potatoes harvested by the workers.
Grandma always used her Sisal handbag called Kiondo to ran all these errands and the handbag was stronger at each use.
When we grew up, grandma started gifting us with those sisal bags but smaller versions, and my mum continued with the legacy until this day. We very much looked forward to when they arrived.
It’s almost 20 years now and I have all my sisal bags which I still carry and use to this day, this motivated me to start my handmade brand to produce beautiful stylish handbags that can last a lifetime; Nkatas was born.
Here at Nkatas, we empower women by producing Eco-friendly handbags and products that not only last a long time but is also versatile.
The unique styles of the bags help complement the beauty and elegance of the wearer. Each product has an Afrocentric feel and theme that ultimately would enhance the lifestyle of our clientele.