Meet our Bean Counter: Masthanamma

MasthanammaSay hello to Masthanamma, book keeper and office manager at our workshop in rural India.

I took this picture of her when I was at the workshop last November. She was recording the quantity of leathers we’d bought for my new limited edition Queen B bags.

She might need to have a red bag herself – the red nubuck is a perfect match for her outfit!

Masthanamma came to work with us straight from college where she did a book keeping course. She’s 22 years old and lives in the local village with her parents, Hazarathiah and Rajamma. This is her first job and she has quite a lot of responsibility in the business.

Being a bean counter in a leather handbag business has to be more exciting than working in some other industries, doesn’t it?

Leather workers & Shona & Masthanamma

Sometimes we all get to model a handbag! That’s me on the left and Masthanamma far right with the red Martha shopper. And when we did the photoshoot for Fashion Revolution week, Masthanamma joined in too.

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2 Responses to Meet our Bean Counter: Masthanamma
  1. Honey Lansdowne
    July 27, 2016 | 3:08 pm

    It seems more exotic that the bags and business are run in India

    • Shona Easton
      July 27, 2016 | 3:11 pm

      Well the design side and running the business is done where ever I am, Honey (currently France). The making goes on at our workshop in India. We need someone there to look after all the accounts side of things, so that’s Masthanamma.