Our Story


STRAW is a Bali based leather goods and swimwear company with a focus on sustainability. It started in 2013 out of a desire to produce beautiful, functional bags for every day life, that don’t have harmful impact to the environment.

Inspired by minimalism and the less is more philosophy STRAW seeks to create leather bags that is versatile and durable.

All STRAW leather materials come from excess or deadstock export production. Every season, thousands of feet of leather go to waste. By using surplus material STRAW is lessening the environmental impact caused by the leather tannery process. All of STRAW products are designed and manufactured in Bali.

Good quality surplus leather are available in limited quantity. With a kind of cult following in Indonesia and loyal customers worldwide STRAW is currently at its maximum production capacity, making each STRAW bag a unique limited edition alternative to mass produced handbags. New colors are added throughout the year and are often sold out soon after launch.

This year, the STRAW brand is expanding to include swimwear. STRAW swim is a collection of classic pieces designed for the natural female bodies. It is handmade in Bali of Italian sustainable techno-fabric made with Econyl® – 100% regenerated polyamide fiber from post-consumer materials and LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™.

STRAW began with the mission to produce beautiful and useful products while at the same time starting a conversation about lessening the industry’s impact on the environment. STRAW continually works with independent artisans and small scale manufacturer to create a system which can be sustainable in terms of environmentalism and social responsibility.

Aylin Kanginnadhi
Founder & Creative Director

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