Kintu Brand Story & Philosophy

Kintu handbags are designed in New York, co-developed with global artisans, and made in Italy. Launched in 2015, the brand’s core value is rooted in the Founders’ belief in generational conservation of artistry and craftsmanship. The Kintu brand appeals to the dynamic, busy, urban woman who values quality and self-expression. 

Craftsmanship & Artisans

Indian Artisans Prepare Silk Thread for our Brocade Fabric

Indian artisan prepares silk thread for our brocade fabric


Kintu’s quality is a combination of the craftsmanship of Italian leather makers and the handicraft of artisans from India (Indian handwoven luxury brocade) and Kenya (Hardware). Kintu bags are consciously crafted from strong and hard-wearing 100% natural vegetable tanned leather sourced from the best European tanneries. Natural vegetable tanned leather is known for durability and flexibility. The various vibrant colors are achieved using natural tanning techniques. The result is high quality, minimalist, vibrant bags that are beautiful, practical and capture each customer’s unique personality.