California-based Kayu makes all its bags in the Philippines, where artisans embroider them with fun slogans such as “Tropic like it’s hot” and “Girls just wanna have sun”. HK$1,050 at Net-a-Porter.
Founded in 2009 by globetrotters Tatiana Santo Domingo and Dana Alikhani, Muzungu Sisters works with artisans around the world to create pieces such as this tote, complete with pom-poms applied in Sicily. HK$2,777 at MatchesFashion.
Known for its hand-woven panama hats and straw totes, Sensi Studio was established by Stephany Sensi, who trained in Milan and Miami under Tomas Maier and, in 2010, returned to her native Ecuador to start the label. HK$2,305 at Moda Operandi.
French brand Claudie Pierlot is celebrating summer with Ile de Ré, a collection of beach-ready outfits and accessories designed in collaboration with Veja and D’estrëe, including this braided straw bag with a leather strap that can be stored inside. HK$1,145 at Claudie Pierlot, IFC Mall, Central.