POOLSIDE was created for the girl who is always thinking about her next vacation.
Founded by Ashleigh Hults during a winter trip to St. Barths, her line of beach bags launched in Summer 2016 and quickly became “Instagram Bait” (Harper’s Bazaar). POOLSIDE’s inaugural collection featured irreverent, hand-embroidered rap lyrics and pop-culture phrases such as “Sip Champagne When We Thirsty” and “Woke Up Like This,” which are both sell-out bags.
POOLSIDE also offers a made-to-order option, with customized bags spotted on numerous celebrities and “it girls” including Gigi Hadid, Gwyneth Palthrow, Priyanka Chopra, Reese Witherspoon, Molly Sims, Emma Roberts, Lili Reinhart, Ashley Benson, Romee Strijd, Rachel Hilbert, Emily Ratajkowski and The Kardashians.
Since launch, POOLSIDE has expanded to include four seasonal handbag collections, exciting collaborations, a growing curation of poolside-appropriate beauty items and more.
SUPPORTING FEMALE ARTISANS & SUSTAINABILITY
The weaving handicraft is associated with female artisans globally, and we are happy to work with over 150 female weavers in India and Morocco. We have created a fair trade, which has resulted in financial independence and job stability for the women that we work with.
We currently manufacture most of our products in India and Morocco. We have a private atelier in Delhi, where our bags are embroidered and finished by hand. In Morocco, we work with a women's cooperative, which includes a safe work environment, as well as a nursery and a school for the children of the female artisans who are working to support their families.
Most of our bags are made using natural or up-cycled materials and sustainable processes. POOLSIDE is the definition of slow fashion -- most bags take over two days to finish. Since most of our items are made by hand, there can be slight differences between each bag, which make these items one-of-a-kind. We like to think that these items carry the energy of the woman who created them.
By purchasing a bag from us, you are not only supporting sustainable fashion and female artisans, but you are also investing in a classic wardrobe staple that will last you for years to come without ever going out of style.
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