Founded in 2014 by Nina Lantinga, Lantinga Vita was born with a passion for sports, healthy living, and versatility. As a lifelong athlete, Nina’s lifestyle included ample training, studying, working, meal planning, etc.- and carrying everything she needed for the day was a constant challenge. That struggle became the seed of an idea- “the bag that does it all, just like you.”
The initial Messenger Bag 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. As the concept evolved, Nina saw the business as an opportunity to create positive change for individuals and the environment.
From the very beginning, she aimed to design a product that was functional and sustainable. To Nina, it was obvious that a product aimed at supporting a healthy life had to have a positive impact on the environment. The search for beautiful materials, void of harmful chemicals, and sustainable manufacturing took Nina and Lantinga Vita on an unexpected journey around the world and back.
The journey over the past three years has taught us that it is possible to do it all- delivering the finest products while maintaining our core values. Living life to the fullest, challenging ourselves as individuals, and using our creativity is at the heart of everything we do. A healthy body and a happy mind is our foundation as individuals, as a team, and as a brand. 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 revolutionary products that provide a bright future for all people and the planet.