Our Story


Matandra was founded by Matty and Cassandra in 2017. This artisan handbag company was established with Matty’s skill and resources in the sewing trade and Cassandra’s artistic eye for design. Matty’s experience comes from years of working and operating his own upholstery business. While Matty continues to focus on his business, Cassandra has taken the reins of Matandra, taking pride in designing and creating every piece from start to finish.

Being an environmentalist herself, Cassandra strives to produce products that are sustainable and built to last. Sourcing leather thoughtfully is one of the top priorities. High quality post-consumer product is our main source for leather; for example, upholstery remnants, local leather shop hides & remnants, and searching social media platforms. You will also find up-cycled materials such as horse tack, vintage textiles, natural stone embellishments and vintage hardware. 

Each and every piece is thoughtfully designed and handmade out of our studio based in Candia, NH. Quality and sustainability are the key factors behind Matandra in order to bring you a beautiful, unique piece of art that is built to last and take with you wherever you may go.