Bespoke, genuine leather handbags, personally designed by Janine
We source only the best leathers and hides in South Africa. Each hide is ethically sourced and hygienically tanned. Each colour and texture is personally chosen for a specific item.
As little girls, we grow up dreaming of being successful and independent. We look for beauty, for passion. Some dream of being a princess, a doctor, a teacher or a vet.
In my case, it was a love of handbags, leather and design. I had the opportunity to study marketing, and worked in many dynamic corporate companies. It is only in my later years, that the thought of creating my own style, brand and designs, came to life.
Lockdown 2020 brought this about quicker than I thought, and for that I am grateful. I started teaching myself to make leather handbags and items by hand, cutting patterns, stitching and adding detail. Soon this escalated into a demand for production on Black Swan items, and Black Swan Handbags and Accessories was born. Black Swan is my interpretation of classic, practical, very unique yet stylish beauty. The beauty of Black Swan handbags.