Win with Thandana

{GIVEAWAY CLOSED – Winner: Lindi Mogale}

A few weeks ago I visited the team at Thandana, to tour their Durban workshop and catch up with founder Carla Ashton, who’s taken the success and growth of Thandana in her stride since 2010. It’s always so awesome to see a local company flourish from small beginnings to great things and to stay true to their brand ethos while doing so.

The brand originally started with a small range of bags and luggage, using locally produced, hand-printed fabric, which is laminated for protection and durability, but the range has since extended to include a full leather range, including overnight bags, wallets, laptop bags, briefcases and clutches. They’ve also recently rebranded, with the icon in their new logo derived from the Zulu symbol for ‘&’, along with the word Thandana which means ‘To love one another’.

They now supply stores both in South Africa and internationally and their bags are highly coveted by fashionistas, baby mamas and travelers alike, as well as those looking for an everyday luggage brand which fits seamlessly into their lifestyle.

It was great to get some behind-the-scenes insight into the brand and see how they make each beautiful bag by hand in the Durban workshop, even lining them with their custom made monogrammed fabric and finishing each with genuine South African leather.

I’ve had my eye on an overnight bag for ages and cannot wait to pack this one for a weekend away in the berg soon – how beaut is the fabric!? It’s laminated on the sides so it’s easy to wipe down, with the base and trims made of leather, plus it’s super roomy and fits heaps inside! I also have my eye on a leather tablet sling bag to use every day as a handbag, which I can fit my iPad into for those days I’m not travelling with a briefcase. To be honest I have my eye on quite a few things in the range and after seeing the pics from their recent lifestyle shoot I’m ogling most of it!

So now you lucky fishes have a chance to win :)
I’m giving one person a chance to win either a leather tablet sling bag, or a large weekender bag in the colour of their choice!

To enter:
1. Head over to facebook and like the Thandana and the Ask Ashe pages.
2. Then leave a comment on this post telling me that you’ve done that (or that you’d liked them already)
3. For an extra entry, you can follow Thandana and Ask Ashe on instagram too.
4. Then leave a separate comment telling me that you’ve done that too (or that you’d followed them already)

Winner will be chosen via random.org and will be chosen on Weds 13th July after 12pm.
Prize will be either a leather tablet sling or a large weekender bag, in the colourway of the winner’s choice and will be delivered to the winner by Thandana. This competition is open to any entrant in South Africa.

Good luck!

Feature pic + product pics: Vanilla Photography + Supplied
Workshop pics: Me

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  • Reply
    13th July 2016 at 10:17 PM

    Following both on Instagram :-)

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    13th July 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Following both on Facebook :-)
    My weekend bag was pretty manky and falling apart…and then the cat peed on it!
    Help a sister out with a gorgeous new bag pleaseeee!

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    Debrah Edwards
    13th July 2016 at 5:29 PM

    I am now following Thandana on Instagram and already follow Ask Ashe xxx

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    Debrah Edwards
    13th July 2016 at 5:28 PM

    I already follow both on Facebook cause they are so so awesome x.

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    Kate Gibbs
    13th July 2016 at 12:14 PM

    Followed both on Instagram and holding all my toes and thumbs!

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    Kate Gibbs
    13th July 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Followed both on Facebook!

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    13th July 2016 at 11:51 AM

    I am following Thandana and Ask Ashe on Instagram <3

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    13th July 2016 at 11:50 AM

    I am following Ask Ashe and Thandana on Facebook :)

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    Sam van der Hulst
    13th July 2016 at 11:40 AM

    Already like both on Facebook :)

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    13th July 2016 at 11:17 AM

    Liked and following alk of the above!

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    Amamda Azor
    13th July 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Done on Instagram