About the Designer
Navjot Kaur Hans is the creator and designer of Hans Handmade. She is a mother, and entrepreneur with a passion for sustainability and fashion. Navi, as friends and family call her, has a background in interior decoration, economics and management. Straight out of college in Canada, Navi worked as a consultant designer for reputed firm, Chintz and Company after which she left to pursue an opportunity as a business analyst at Shell Canada. She continued a great career at Shell for 5 more years, during which she was promoted to Subject Matter Expert for its softwares, and was even awarded the B2B award for operational excellence. After leaving Shell to start a family, her passion for fashion and design always remained and in 2019, decided to start Hans Handmade. Having been born and raised in the Philippines with roots in India, it seemed natural for her to start a brand that combined those two together. Each bag is designed by Navi in India, then produced in a small workshop in Manila, Philippines.
“Since I was a child, I've always loved fashion. Back then, I spent on trends and what we would now call ‘fast fashion’", Navi explains. "I studied in a boarding school in India, and every year I would come home with a suitcase packed with last season's trends. When no longer on trend, they would be forgotten and I would buy new things to replace them. As I’ve gotten older and become a mother, I’ve become a more conscious buyer. I appreciate the value and tranquility of living minimally. I prefer to purchase ethically made, long lasting pieces, to know where my fashion is coming from, and who made it. This is the ethos of Hans Handmade.”
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