Apart from a good pair of shoes, handbags are the Caribbean woman’s favourite way to accessorize an outfit. From totes to clutches to mini-bags and weekenders there is nothing like the skill, craftsmanship and attention to detail that Caribbean Handbag designers pour into each piece that they create. Here are five Caribbean Owned hand-bag brands that you should shop now.
JoVew By Makisa- Trinidad & Tobago
Known for her love for florals and pastels, designer Makisa Lewis was born and raised in the Caribbean island of Trinidad. She graduated from the Caribbean Academy of Fashion and Design with her BFA in Fashion Design in 2012. After graduating she worked as an assistant designer in a fashion clothing company for a couple years, then launched her accessory brand, JoVew by MAKISA in 2014.
Twig & Pearl- Belize
Twig & Pearl is a fashion and lifestyle brand, partnering with artisans and nature to offer beautiful, curated collections of high-quality handcrafted fashion and lifestyle products that are made from a minimum of 75% natural materials (Leather, wood, cotton, silk, hemp, stone, etc). We believe that the best way to leave behind a healthy environmental and social footprint is to create products that are thoughtfully designed, well made from high-quality sustainable materials, and are carefully manufactured in small batches by people who genuinely love and believe in the product they are creating.
Drevait Handbag- Trinidad & Tobago
Drevait is a locally-crafted handbag brand that designs limited, one-of-a-kind, and made-to-order pieces, which offer a refreshing take on the Caribbean aesthetic. As the name describes, Drevait caters to the woman who is always on-the-go, with only one mission in mind: To experience life.
Pascale Theard- Haiti
High quality craftsmanship leather accessories. Hand-made in Haiti
Ikesha Art- St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Handcrafted bags made in St. Vincent & The Grenadines.