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 cobblestone 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." Bembien's founder, Yi-Mei Truxes, was inspired to create a line of bags evoking that same nostalgia and perennial style. Once she discovered a small village of artisan weavers in Bali, Bembien was born. 10% of all Bembien proceeds go back into their local community in partnership with the nonprofit Nest to help support artisan weaving communities.