Bembien Margot Medium Rattan Tote
A rattan and leather tote in warm, neutral tones.. The Margot is the go anywhere, carry everything bag for summer and beyond. With a leather base that can handle the weight of your extra large Perrier, and leather shoulder straps that feel soft as butter on sun-kissed shoulders. Bring the Margot to seaside bonfires and picnics in the park.
- WOVEN RATTAN
- LEATHER TRIM, STRAPS AND BASE
- MAGNETIC CLOSURE
- HANDWOVEN IN BALI
- STRAP DROP: 10"
- 14” X 11” X 5”
Bembien is a line of accessories handmade by artisans around the world.
It was a woman in a white linen dress who started it all. We caught a glimpse of her crossing a cobblestoned street in New York and on her shoulder swung a perfect, woven basket bag. It stopped us in our tracks. There was something about her that was so effortless — she looked as though she had stepped out of 1970s coastal France.
We were transfixed.
It was then that founder Yi-Mei Truxes was inspired to create a line of bags evoking that same nostalgia and perennial style. It had to be just right, and six years at Vogue had trained her well. She eventually found it in a small village of artisan weavers in Bali. And thus, Bembien was born.
At the forefront of Bembien's work is their support of these precious weaving communities. It is their goal to help bring these talented craftswomen into a wider market on the other side of the globe. 10% of all Bembien proceeds go back into their local community in partnership with the nonprofit Nest.