Handmade handbags nowadays come in a multitude of materials. Naghedi, pictured, makes impressive and stylish handwoven bags using neoprene, a hardwearing synthetic rubber used to make wetsuits. The creative mesh of colors makes these bags particularly special.
Handwoven straw bags are a specialty of Poolside Bags, a label that employs skilled artisan weavers in India. Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted with one on her arm at her bachelorette party in Mexico.
Nannacay supports artisanal families in Brazil who macrame and crochet the label's range of colorful and creatively designed handmade crochet bags. These handwoven skills pass through generations and form part of their South American culture.
Of course, handmade leather handbags are the height of luxury. Brands like Wandler and Mirta, which have a curated collection of leather handbags handmade by artisans throughout Italy, are worth exploring.
Cleobella is a sophisticated vintage-inspired label bringing us exquisitely crafted handbags and clothing made in Bali and India. Find bags made from wooden beads, woven rattan, and leather and womenswear with a boho aesthetic.
KASSL Editions make minimalist unisex coats inspired by fishermen's styles, and bags, crafted from coat off-cuts. Find durable technical fabrics like lacquered wool and glossy coated cotton.
MCM (Mode Creation Munich) was founded in Germany in the '70s as a bold luxury bag brand. Its reinvention at the cross-section of high-end fashion and streetwear appeals to millennials.
Mirta is a Milan-based brand bringing us a curated collection of luxury leather handbags handcrafted by incredibly talented artisans in Italy. Enjoy access to some of the world's top leather artisan pieces available direct from their workshop.
Nannacay is a social fashion project born out of founder Marcia Kemp's desire to help artisan communities in South America live up to their creative potential.
Poolside Bags work with Indian female artisans who weave natural straw bags. Each bag takes two days and is finished with shells, pearls, and fun embroidered slogans.