Angela Long, is the designer and maker at Misneach. She’s a lawyer by trade but a creative soul at heart. She currently splits her time between her bag making studio and teaching law at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Common Law.
Misneach (pronounced mish-noch) is Gaelic for courage. Starting your own creative business takes a lot of courage, making this the perfect name!I Angela lives in North Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, which has Scottish roots, back to the Highland Clearances. It's also home to the North American Pipe Band Championships, which takes place every August long weekend. She has deep Scottish heritage on her mother's side; the MacLeods on the Isle of Skye, amongst other clans. Her husband is a bagpiper with the Glengarry Pipe Band. They spend their summers travelling to and competing in Highland Games in Ontario and beyond!
Angela’s Celtic inspired bags are all handmade, one at a time, in her home studio just outside of Maxville, Ontario. She’s sourced Harris Tweed® and tartan directly from the weavers in Scotland. She likes to support other small businesses and most of her other supplies, like leather, fabric and hardware from a variety of small, independent businesses across Canada.