Travel has a special way to bring you new perspectives you’ve never seen, creativity you’ve never experienced and memories that are always meaningful for each road less travelled.
If you’re looking for a way to pay homage to your passion for adventure, meet these incredible designers behind the 3 unique brands we’re giving the spotlight to today. Artisans who found amazing inspirations for their meaningful designs in their travel stories—sights and experiences that led to intricately designed handcrafted bags and handmade accessories rich in details and cultural meaning.
The MookV Story
We first met Ploenchan “Mook” Vinyaratn at her Thai-style weaving workshop in Bangkok, the designer and founder behind the inspiring MookV brand, renowned for their signature line of handwoven and embroidered handbags.
Perhaps the designer title would be belittling, for this amazing lady is so much more. Maybe a good balance between all three: a designer, artist and artisan.
Quality craftsmanship takes time, and that there are still things well worth the wait.
Each MookV piece is a portable work of art, inspired by the colours and textures encountered through Vinyaratn’s treks around the world. Handmade lovingly by the hands of weavers and embroiderers who all take great pride in their craftsmanship, MookV’s collections are like those favourite earrings your grandma gave you, never losing its appeal and the feeling only growing fonder with age.
If you believe that quality craftsmanship takes time, and that there are still things well worth the wait, MookV’s stylish collections that hint at your love for travel will never disappoint.
Limited pieces for each design in store. Enjoy free shipping to SG for all items in the MookV store on Sift & Pick now.
100% handwoven, this brightly coloured clutch bag is a great match for something simple.
Pair it with a little black dress or a white T-shirt and your favourite denim jeans. It will make the simplest outfit look well thought-out.
Rasika Yellow Clutch
A perfect style combination of traditional and modern chic. This handwoven reed clutch bag decorated with pompoms, tassels and raffia fringe is gorgeous for a dinner night out.
Each style is of limited quantities, with only a handful using a certain pattern.
Amina Orange Sling
A round shape crossbody bag with 100% handwoven kilim strap.
The perfect crossbody bag, essential for when you’re on the go, and you want to be hands-free to snap pictures or shop.
The CHAN LUU Story
Chan Luu—the founder and namesake of this striking jewellery brand—shows us there is treasure in our cultural roots.
Influenced by her early childhood, Luu combines South East Asian elements and harmonious notes of modern and vintage, demonstrating how accessories can be simple and signature at the same time, such as shown in her top-selling and iconic double wrap bracelet.
As a young girl, Chan Luu began making jewellery by stringing together shells collected on the beaches of her hometown of Nha Trang, Vietnam. Two decades later—she founded her namesake brand, making her first pieces of jewellery from her tiny garage in Los Angeles. A lifelong traveller, Chan’s deep love for traditional handmade crafts have formed the inspiration for many of the brand’s iconic pieces, including the wrap bracelet.
A perfect cocktail of bohemian, fine leather, intricate stones and gorgeous colours, CHAN LUU’s pieces have attracted stylish celebrity followings like Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock. Collections as featured on Marie Claire, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar.
Limited pieces for each design in store. Enjoy free shipping to SG for all items in the CHAN LUU store on Sift & Pick now.
Grey Pearl Double Wraps Bracelet
A hint of a bracelet at the edge of your sleeve is quiet elegance at its best.
Amina Orange Sling
This precious necklace features five grey freshwater cultured pearls and fastens with a spring ring clasp.
Wear as a stand-alone piece or pair with a complementing gold cuff.
The Sērigraphie Story
Korean designer Yoon Sun-young travelled to Senegal in West Africa and came back with a passion to help young girls working in harsh environments and a plan to do so.
The results? A celebration of the beauty found in West Africa. Notably, all Sērigraphie’s folk-inspired patterned designer bags are locally produced in Senegal, making this a brand that rightly deserves the ‘ethical fashion’ label.
Drawstring Shoulder Tote Bag in Blue Bird
Brighten up your minimalist wardrobe with this tote that will make you feel ready to handle whatever your day may bring.
Handcrafted using durable high-quality fabric locally sourced from Senegal.
Mini Zip Top Clutch in Lime
A vibrant, West Africa-inspired, eye-catching clutch that will become your next go-to item for easy + stylish get-ups.