The area known as the Balkans is mountainous, and covers much of Southeast Europe, including the countries of the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Albania and northern Greece.
During 1800s - 1900s, much of the area was formerly governed from Istanbul as part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Different regions secured independence from it in a series of wars in the late 1800s and early 1900s. After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the emerging nationalistic sentiment of the time reflected in their art and crafts including their stunning textiles influenced by different ethnic, linguistic, or religious groups – Albanian and Serb, Christians and Muslims – lived in close proximity to one another in neighbouring villages. Textiles were made locally, varying distinctly from village to village, so that the wearer’s origin was immediately recognisable.
Inspired by spectacular Balkan textile designs have been created and valued as far back as the 18th century, Mlavi applied their unique, colorful and beautiful patterns to vegan leather bags, wallets and accessories. This collection contains saddle cross body bags, clutch cross body bags, flat wallets, vintage style kiss lock frame coin purses and small pouches.
Made with Eco-friendly vegan materials, these fashion accessories are fun, unique, cheerful and affordable. They are available for wholesale to verified retailers (gift shops, clothing and fashion accessories boutiques, book stores, museum and botanical garden gift stores, speciality retailers) and corporate gift buyers. We deliver worldwide since 2001.
Mlavi's Balkan collection has been presented at top trade fairs/shows around the world including Paris, London, New York, Toronto, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver.
Retailers and corporate buyers can order wholesale directly through phone, fax and this web site, trade shows/fairs, sale reps and showrooms. We ship worldwide with Canada Post, USPS, DHL, UPS and FedEx.
To order wholesale, please apply for a wholesale / trade account so that you can browse our wholesale catalogs online and place your order. We ship wholesale orders from Toronto Canada to worldwide retailers and corporate customers via reliable carriers including DHL, Canada Post and other industry leaders.
If you already have an wholesale account established with us, you can log in here and place your order.
To purchase Mlavi designs/products for personal use or as gifts for your friends and family but could not find a local retailer that carry our brand or extract designs you want, please visit Mlavi's official online boutique www.mlavi.ca.
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