Founded in 2014 by Nina Lantinga, Lantinga Vita was born with a passion for sports and healthy living. As a life-long athlete, sports and athletics has always been the centre of Nina’s lifestyle. However, staying organized and carrying everything she needed for her days that typically involved training, studying, working, and eating healthy meals was a constant challenge. That challenge became the seed of an idea, which inspired Nina to create "the bag that does it all, just like you".
The initial concept won the McGill Dobson Cup Grit Prize in 2014, which paved the way for Lantinga Vita’s journey and the eventual rise of the Tempus bag. As the concept evolved, Lantinga Vita saw business as an opportunity to create positive change. From the very beginning, Nina aimed to design a product that was functional, but also sustainable. It seemed natural that a product aimed at supporting and inspiring a healthy life, should also have a positive impact on the environment. The search for beautiful materials, void of harmful chemicals, and sustainable manufacturing, took Lantinga Vita on an unexpected journey.
This journey has taught us that it is possible to do it all. A healthy body and a happy mind is our foundation. Passion and perseverance is our way of life. We have a vision for the future, where sustainability is the norm, and where products are built to last. We believe that in the innovative world we live in today, we can create beautiful products that provide a bright future for people and the planet.