Functionality Karelia is a loyal friend for long weekend getaways adjusting to your needs according to what you carry in it. You can lift the sides up to get extra space and attach the comfortable shoulder strap on it. Karelia has multiple pockets inside to keep small goods organised.
Roots Our designer Outi has her roots in northern Karelia’s rough nature in East-Northern Finland. She designed the Karelia weekender to have a bag that fits everything she needs when travelling to her cabin in Karelia, where she might stay a weekend, or two, breathing in the fresh air.
DNA Karelia is made of excess leather rescued from a Finnish design furniture factory. The small pieces that can’t fit into sofas would otherwise end up in landfills, but as a Lovia bag they can get a new valuable life. Each seam you see in the large weekender serves to give a new life for these precious pieces of leather.
Scroll down to track where each part of the bag comes from, who made them, and what we paid for them. Each bag is individually numbered and carries a DNA code inside, allowing you to get back to its roots whenever you wish.