If you’re a regular follower of our blog, you know how much we love seeing the cool places where ONA bags go with our awesome customers. Our team also loves globetrotting with our own ONA bags: founder Tracy Foster and sales manager Jillian Wishart recently jetted over to Germany with their ONA bags for Photokina.
Every two years leading photography brands and professionals descend on Cologne, Germany for Photokina - the largest imaging fair in the industry. The fair spans across the massive Koelnmesse campus with endless booths of photography and imaging related brands. It’s a wonderful opportunity for this worldwide industry to come together for 6 days and connect over their common bond of photography. Plaber, our distributor that covers Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, facilitated the ONA booth at this years’ fair. The booth was a welcoming space that portrayed the premium, handcrafted nature of the ONA brand. We were lucky enough to join them for several days, and had a blast meeting new and old customers from all over the world.
While at Photokina, Swarovski Optik introduced the brand-new CL Companion Africa range of binoculars. We teamed up with them to create a custom carrying case with our signature waxed canvas and full-grain leather. An added bonus - we got to meet some of the Swarovski team in person who we’ve emailed regularly.
One morning before the show, we took advantage of a few hours to explore Cologne. We made sure to stop by the Cologne Cathedral, which is one of the prominent attractions in the city. Not surprisingly, the cathedral’s details were more beautiful in person and the adjacent plaza was a perfect place to sit and people-watch.