Bag (AKA purse, clutch, tote, messenger, hobo, carryall, satchel…)
For as many names as there are for the bag, there are even more styles.
If you are looking for the perfect bag, check out these options – all made on Maui!
Maui Monkey Business:
“A simple shoulder bag handcrafted in a traditional design from an era when time was measured by the sun’s journey through the sky. Sling it on and gather what you will! 100% cotton canvas hand dyed, hand printed and hand sewn on Maui! The best part – you can design your own! Pick from two sizes- regular or long, then choose your fabric color, pattern and the ink color. (example bag is turquoise fabric, turtle design, blue ink) You can also design your own t-shirts, pot holders and table linens!”
CHECK IT OUT ONLINE: mauimonkeybiz.com
SEE IT ON MAUI: Maui Hands
“Sailbags Maui grew from the awareness that many of the colorful kite surf sails dotting Maui’s famous Northshore ultimately end up in our islands’ finite landfills. At Sailbags Maui, we wish to give all worn, outdated and unusable kite sails the chance to “sail on” to a second life. Our dedication to travel lightly and live uniquely is reflected in each of our light, playful and one of kind Sailbags.”
CHECK IT OUT ONLINE: sailbagsmaui.com
SEE IT ON MAUI: Click here for list of stockists
“Living on this wonderful island in the middle of the ocean you quickly embrace a lifestyle of recycling and reuse. The beautiful graphics of each coffee farm along with the farms history inspired me to up-cycle these coffee bean bags! Each burlap bag is unique and very strong, making them the perfect choice for hand-crafting totes, messenger bags and purses. As well as reusing the coffee bean bags, the lining, straps and hardware are all reclaimed materials found in non-profit thrift stores that support the Maui community.”
CHECK IT OUT ONLINE: Click here to view more bags (contact directly to order)
SEE IT ON MAUI: ZForrest Gallery in Makawao
CHECK IT OUT ONLINE: Treehouse Designs
SEE IT ON MAUI: Moonbow Tropics, Paia
Limited edition blockprinted totes, clutches and the new crossbody hele bag.
SEE IT AROUND THE STATE: Click here to see Stockists
“Introducing the Haiku Hobo bag hand made by Tracy Lamon in her Tropicalspaces studio on Maui. This bag is sized to hold all your daily essentials and is created using a combination of new and eco friendly repurposed designer upholstery remnants.”
CHECK IT OUT ONLINE: Etsy
SEE IT ON MAUI: More styles currently on exhibit at Maui Crafts Guild in Paia
True Story Company
“Hand made on Maui, this small pouch is made from heavy cotton canvas with a digital print of the our infamous winter surf with the beautiful West Maui mountains in the background and on the bottom are the words “LIVE SURF LOVE”. You can use this pouch as a home for all your bits and pieces – pencils, books, make-up, sea shells…..whatever!”
CHECK IT OUT ONLINE: Etsy
Thrifted and Vintage Fabrics become really cool bags…
SEE IT ON MAUI: A List of Box Eleven Stockists (scroll to bottom)
“A French Artist in Maui, windsurfer, traveler, sailor, inspired by the oceans, wind, waves and the color of nature. Original designs, signed – Fine selection of leather and skin – Quality Canvas and Hardware – Waterproof and Scratchproof paint – Created and designed in Hawaii with Love and Aloha”
CHECK IT OUT ONLINE: pascaline-hawaii.com
SEE IT ON MAUI: Turnbull Gallery (in the beach room in the back!)
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Here they are – all together!