Our Story

 


Lantinga Vita was founded by Nina Lantinga. Born in Victoria, raised in Toronto, and currently living in Montreal, her designs reflect the many facets of life in Canada. 
Rooted in Nature
Sports, healthy living, and nature have always been an integral part of Nina’s life. Already at age 6, she was an ardent athlete training competitively 4-5 times a week. From camping trips in Algonquin Park to summers in Charlevoix, Quebec, exploring the great outdoors became second nature. A deep respect for the natural world was formed as she witnessed the devastating impact humans can have on our complex ecosystem. Committed to advancing the health of our planet and its’ people, Lantinga Vita was born.
Design with Purpose
Nina’s first experience with design was at the age of 10 when she made her first bag out of old jeans. Her love for the craft quickly took off and at age 12 she was already designing her own clothing line and taking sewing classes. After pursuing a career in research, she returned to fashion with a goal of to redefine industry standards through sustainable innovation and functional design. Lantinga Vita is in constant evolution, drawing inspiration from the latest in sustainable material innovation, while designing for life that moves.
 
Doing Business Right
A firm believer in striving for sustainability and social responsibility, Nina constantly seeks out ways to incorporate fairer business methods which give back to the planet and its people. To build great products, we need great people. From day one, it was essential that the people making our products have fair working conditions and fair wages. Seeking transparency was a challenge in an industry which is constantly lowering costs at the expense of people and the planet. Today, Lantinga Vita is proud to make products by meeting the highest standards of social and environmental impact within Canada and abroad.