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 50 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, where we employ over 35 people full-time. We have a private atelier in Delhi, where our bags are embroidered and finished by hand. We try to use natural materials and sustainable processes whenever possible.
POOLSIDE is the definition of slow fashion -- each bag takes over two days to create. Since we are using natural materials, there can be slight differences between each bag, which makes each item one-of-a-kind.
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.
Press & marketing inquiries: PR@wearepoolside.com
Wholesale inquiries: Aazran@highalchemy.com
Everything else: Hello@wearepoolside.com