Kayu's designs are made entirely by hand in limited quantities by local artisans in the Philippines and often take days to complete. The striped Merritt tote has been woven from natural straw and features contrasting cotton top handles and an inner zip pocket. Style it with smart stripes and white jeans for a perfect vacation look.
Kayu is a California based label founded by Jamie Lim. Jamie grew up in South East Asia surrounded by artisanal crafts. However, over the years she noticed that these traditional arts were slowly disappearing. Kayu was born out of a desire to preserve and cultivate these traditional techniques and also provide jobs to those that need it the most.