The straw bag. The it bag of summer. If you haven’t jumped on the trend train yet, or want to add to your growing collection, let me introduce you to Bembien. These super chic straw bags are intricately woven by artisanal weaving communities from Bali, Morocco and Vietnam. I love the fine details, like the leather straps and woven button closures, and unlike many other flimsy straw versions, these are roomy and structural. I also dig their commitment to giving back to the artisan community. 10% of Bembien proceeds go to Nest, a nonprofit committed to the social and economic advancement of global artisans and homeworkers through supply chain transparency, sustainable business development, and widespread industry advocacy. Sold.
(Bembien straw bags $165 – $220; images via @ashleighjparsons, @songofstyle, @judithmarilyn_, @2ndtruth, @lucylaucht, @nicole_franzen)