Minku is a Nigerian maker of quality goods established in 2011 and specializing in leather bags for men and women. 

Three years on, Minku continues to define a fresh sub-Saharan aesthetic through its subtle use of cultural elements and artisan approach to contemporary bagmaking.

Minku founder Kunmi was on a computer science research and consultancy path when she discovered her intense enjoyment of designing and creating everyday items.

She received her Masters degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2007, and graduated summa cum laude with a Computer Science Bachelors degree from Howard University in 2005, interning in the technology division of Goldman Sachs in the summers of 2003 and 2004. Prior to that, she attended secondary school in Queen’s College, Lagos, Nigeria. There, she won the Fine Arts prize every year.

In 2014, Forbes Magazine named Kunmi as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa.

Minku is a family-run limited liability company. Kunmi hand-makes each bag in the Minku line, working from her workshops in Barcelona and Lagos.

I was opportuned to meet Kunmi yesterday during her new collection launch, and not only is she talented but she also has a lovely personality.

View Minku’s collection below;

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Image of Fadaka bag in Indigo/Black
Image of Fadaka bag in pink and peach
Image of Fadaka bag in pink and wine
Image of Fadaka bag in turquoise and gold
Image of Fadaka bag in white
Image of Fadaka bag in brown
Image of Ore Atata Messenger Bag in Dirty Blue
Image of Ore Atata messenger bag
Image of Moba Large Tote in peach
Image of Minku Men's Ilashe Ileke Bracelet
Image of Minku Men's Saint-Germain-des-Prés Ileke bracelet
Image of Minku Men's Ourazazate Ileke Bracelet
Image of Minku Men's Södermalm Ileke Bracelet

Visit her website at www.minku.com

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