OUR STORY

WHO WE ARE

Mishell Ekundsirinde a formal fashion journalist founded STINA & MAE in 2014 shortly before our co-creative director was born. As a fashion maven turned mommy she wanted to bring the same style and function in her accessories o her new roles as a mom and thought other mothers would want the same.

STINA & MAE is a motherhood accessories company that is redefining the handbag to make it more functional for daily life as a mom. Handbags are a staple in a wardrobe and as a mom functionality is essential. 

As a company we pride our selves on the fact that our products are made in America. This simple step of manufacturing in the United States helps us deliver a high quality, durable and functional bags.We are committed to creating quality, durable and family friendly products to help in the journey of motherhood.  

Creative director Mish as we affectionately call her hand picks the finest quality vegan leather. We use vinyl materials that are 7 free and have antimicrobial properties so no germs, bacteria, mold or mildew with grow on the surface of our products.

Our handbags are versatile and will stay with you through every stage of motherhood.  As your baby grows so does the needs and function of your bag. Our bag will be your first and last diaper to mom bag. Created with style, function and purpose in mind.

THE STORY OF TWO BAD ASS WOMEN 
How we got our name...

We get this question often, STINA & MAE isn't just a name that we pulled out of thin air. Its the names of two bad ass women who lived/live life to the fullest.

Here's their story:  Mish's great grandmother Susie Mae was born in a small town in Alabama call Wetumpka to a farming family. The weight of freedom rested upon her innocent shoulders. Both her parents were born during  a time when African Americans were enslaved. The lively little girl went on to educate her self and leave that small town for the big city.The city was were she had met a tall gentlemen that she would soon fall in love with and later build a family. It was out of that loving relationship that Ernestine was born nickname Stina. Susie Mae tackled to world with vigor and strength. Her soothing words equally match her strength.

Ernestine our founders amazing grandmother would grow up to be a life long student of life and the arts. A women of grace and poise set upon the path to elevate the standards of the status quo. Defiant of any one who would constrain her or put her in a box she is unique and steadfast. 

These two women not only influenced a generation to come but influenced a brand. Their quality of style and grace, strength and pose is the epitome of what STINA & MAE stand for.  We as a brand aim to defy the status quo and elevate the standards of quality.