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Brand Story

 
 
Neleni handbags are elegantly designed to be unique, innovative, luxurious, and free-spirited.
We treasure the interconnectedness of all life and never use exotic skins or hurt lovely animals for our fashion enthusiasm. We do not use faux or vegan leather for our products since they are made from polyurethane (PU) or PVC which are toxic and harmful to the environment and human health. These chemically derived substitutes are not biodegradable, leaving a greater environmental impact on mother earth and they may upset the delicate balance of fragile ecosystems. We use high quality genuine leathers from tanneries that treat animals humanly and are byproducts of meat industry.
Elena Bourbour is the designer behind the Neleni Brand. She earned her PhD degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of New Orleans in Louisiana. She has harbored an endless passion for handbags since childhood when she designed and fabricated her own creations from her mother's left over tailoring fabrics.
Her Eco-Conscious designs boldly showcase her commitment to preserving mother earth while highlighting her reverence for all humans, animals and ecosystems.
Elena was born and raised in Tehran, Iran (Persia). She immigrated to the United States (New Orleans) in 2012 and moved to Los Angeles after earning her PhD. She was honored to be nominated as finalist in the Independent Handbag Designer Award (IHDA) in New York in 2018.
Elena represents Neleni online as an independent designer. Inspired by Elena's dedication to producing innovative designs and high-quality products, Neleni proudly introduces its latest collection of luxury handbags.