Would You Buy A Bag Made Of Real Fruit?

Handmade by Haiti's local women artisans using crops indigenous to the island, like kenep and calabash, these Jacmel & Co. crossbodies are bringing new meaning to the "structured" bag. The shape: a decidedly fruity one.
Prior to happening upon this indie label's e-comm site, the question posed in the title would have been answered with a resounding "no." Honestly, can you imagine toting around a carved-out watermelon satchel, banana coin purse, or coconut clutch? On the contrary, these styles are a different story entirely. Featuring lesser known fruits (at least to foreigners to Haiti), these wonderfully offbeat bags feel just right for summer. Ahead, shop the entire range — priced from $130 to $150 — and take in some of the beauty this proud culture has to offer.

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