Stylish and ethical living with Bongolala
Every item in our bongolala brand is unique, ethical, stylish and beautiful. We work directly with designers in Croatia and range of local artists, small businesses and independent makers in developing countries to bring purposeful handcrafted products directly to you. Every item and gift you buy gives back directly to the person who made it.
We celebrate creativity and diversity with limited-edition and original collections. We are constantly evolving as we discover new sustainable materials and artisans who upkeep traditional skills.
Designed and handcrafted in Croatia
Exquisite, bold and elegant
A beautiful collection of limited-edition clothing designed and handmade by Croatian designer Irena Kučić exclusively for bongolala. Each piece is unique, crafted from vibrant, premium African wax fabrics.
Handcrafted vintage-inspired handbags
A new collection of delightful, vintage-inspired mini handbags named ‘Minnie & Me’. Designed and crafted by Irena Kučić using bold, premium African wax fabrics. Each handbag is one-of-kind, delicate, charming and fits the essentials.
Preserving traditional skills
Croatia has a rich tradition of needlework. We need to preserve it. That’s why we have teamed up with talented Draga Marinculić on Lošinj island to create this range of lovely earrings that bring together traditional needlework skills with new modern use. Each pair is unique and made with patience and love, using high quality cotton thread and sterling silver fittings.
Bold and colourful handcrafted lampshades
Picture your space in a different light with our exciting, bold and colourful lampshades! Made with top quality materials and covered in stunning cotton African wax fabrics, each lamp is unique and carefully handcrafted.
Creative wall hanging decor
Curate your space with our stunning ‘abundance’ wall charms, designed and handcrafted by Irena Kučić. They have been thoughtfully created to make your space look and feel beautiful, lively and abundant.
Beautiful handmade tableware
2020 redefined the meaning of home. Home is a place where you can retreat to for safety and comfort. And beauty too. Dress your table with gorgeous placemats. One side African-wax and the other repurposed denim jeans. Fall in love with your vibrant and inviting home.