Giese Janssen is so passionate about handbags that she went to school to learn the craft. Having graduated recently, she branded her name and launched her own label on 1 November last year. The creative turned her home into an atelier where she designs and manufactures her own line herself. “The investment was all worth it. Every day, I enjoy what I do,” she smiles. Customers are always welcome to visit the atelier. “To learn more about the products and the way they’re made.” Growing up, Janssen loved handbags and working with her hands. “I always had an interest in making things myself. I eventually had to decide during my education what to specialise in. For me, the obvious way to go was making bags.”