From a young age designer Natalia Konstantinidi had developed a strong passion for the leather making process prevalent in the small alleys of Athens markets. Drawing inspiration from Cycladic architecture and Modernist ideals of form and functionality, Almira was born. "I design products that transcend fashion and aim to become a staple for my customers. My bags are made with meraki, a Greek word that means putting your soul, creativity, and passion into the way you live life and in to everything you create." Almira bags are handmade in the center of Athens by expert leather workers whose families have been honing the skill for generations. This craft is part of a long Hellenic tradition that is dwindling and that brands like Almira will help to prolong.