About Neva Opet
Neva Opet offers original, handmade bags and accessories crafted by hand in small batches out of Atlanta, GA. We believe in simplicity of design and excellent craftsmanship. The overall aesthetics of the line emphasize subdued colors and shapes with a minimal and modern aesthetic to produce pieces that can be carried anywhere. Each item is designed to grow in character with age and wear. Beat it up and wear it forever!
The name of the line comes from family and history - Rachael’s great- grandmother Neva and the ancient Egyptian Opet Festival, an event of regeneration for the King and the gods. A nod to Rachael's love of art history. If she weren't making bags she would have become an Egyptologist.
Corrie- Cutting Lead/ Production Assistant
Corrie joined our team in February of 2018. Her role as our cutting lead is the first and critical step in our production of your bag. Before cutting each pattern, she meticulously inspects each hide to ensure you receive the best looking piece of leather! She is a detail oriented Pisces and a 6th generation Floridian now living in Pine Lake, GA with her boyfriend Marshall and their dog Christmas. (Fun fact: their pup bears the holiday namesake when she was found running down a local Atlanta road on December 25th. She was shortly adopted soon after the two attempted to find her owners.) When she is not in the studio wielding a rotary cutter, you can find her creating jewelry and housewares in her home studio under her brand Korai Goods.
Kelly- Sewing Team Member
Meet Kelly Cano. She joined our team in October of 2018. Here at Neva Opet, Kelly works with us to sew and assemble each individual bag with the utmost attention to detail. She may be new to Atlanta but her sewing goes back a bit longer. Kelly’s adoration for textiles and vintage began as a young girl whose mother preferred a yard sale or thrift store to the mall. Due to the outrageous number of cute old man pants that never fit quite right, Kelly taught herself to sew while living in a DIY art space in Denver, Co. Kelly also runs a small tailoring business out of her house and makes handmade dolls from vintage and recycled fabrics under the name Sad Day Pal.