Le Api Operaie bags are exclusive made in Italy handmade creations.
They were born from the designs of the stylist Barbara Pianese who moved from Rome to Lecce and was fascinated by the authenticity of Salento, Apulia. She began to design bags, taking inspiration from Mediterranean colors and scents.
The magic happened when Barbara’s creativity met with the skill of the Salentine Artisan Masters, whose skilled hands have handed down for centuries a wealth of unique knowledge and craftsmanship.
This is how the wonderful weaves that characterize our bags take shape: from the encounter between creativity and manufacturing ability.
Even the name of our brand, Le Api Operaie that literally means “Worker Bees”, was born as a tribute to Knowledge and Know-how, which are handed down from generation to generation.
Our bags are real works of art, the result of a brilliant idea that has found its expression in an ancient and authentic land.
In recent years, the success of Le Api Operaie has spread from the Apulian reality to the rest of Italy and then to the United States and Japan.
By choosing a Le Api Operaie bag you will always carry a piece of Salento with you, you will keep our history within a unique creation, which we have handcrafted with care, dedication and love.