WHAT WE VALUE
1. We care about animal and people welfare
3. We produce for quality and longevity
2. We pay attention to Social & Environmental issues
We are proud to be a compassionate brand working to build a world where kindness, happiness and security are paramount.
A world where workers are valued, where people are free to choose the lifestyle they want and where respect and kindness is shown towards our planet and all who live on it.
AT THE HEART
In 1970 a young Dutch / South Moluccan girl living in Munich bought a handbag with her first salary. It was an elegant black leather handbag with brass details and caramel coloured lining. A few months later, she bought herself another purse and gifted her black handbag to her mother.
Her mother loved the gift, and it became a precious and often used handbag that would carry her essential items, in particular her signature handkerchief, and over the years absorbed the scent of her perfume. Two generations later, this classic bag would trigger numerous special memories of a loved mother and grandmother, as it sat on a chair in what once was her room.
In 2018 her granddaughter designed the first ILNI handbag, the ‘Augustina’, named after her dear grandmother and styled after her elegant black handbag.
At ILNI, everything around our handbags has a deeper meaning. For example, the blue of the textured paper box is the colour of the Banda Sea that surrounds the Moluccan Islands. The satin green dust-cover reflects the colour of the lush forests of the islands that touch the golden sands reflected in the gold writing on the box and dust-cover.
The blue, green and gold together are also a nod to the beautiful stories and memories of the island home as well as the majestic Lazuli Kingfisher bird whose wings are a deep royal blue that flash in the golden sunshine between the branches of the green trees of its native islands.