Who we are
I was born and raised in California, but spent many years living in Thailand. During my numerous visits up north, I became acquainted with a well known way of life amongst the villagers -- their skill and knowledge of seagrass. In an effort to help the community and provide work, I decided to collaborate my designs with their expertise in hand weaving to bring you beautifully crafted, natural handbags. These bags represent a piece of Thai culture, the hardworking women who make them, and my memories of the years I spent living there.
A portion of our profits go to the Areeya Scholarship Fund. In Thai "Areeya" means "generosity and giving," and it's also my daughter's middle name. Your purchases help contribute to the education of children in need, along with providing an essential income to the women in these villages.
Seagrass Totes is dedicated to designing handwoven bags with creativity, care and passion. I truly hope you enjoy your bag knowing that you have an authentic piece of Thailand in your home.